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RESOURCES

  • Call or text 988 if you are having a mental health crisis. You will speak directly with a trained mental health crisis counselor. 

  • Window Cling:  We have designed a window cling/decal that is recognized by the Pasco Sheriff's Office as an identifier that someone with a mental health condition lives at the residence that are responding to. We are hoping to bring this to Pinellas County soon and are working with law enforcement agencies in Pinellas to make this a universal symbol to help keep everyone safe.  During the trainings that we participate in, many officers said it would be helpful if they knew who the call may involve so they could act accordingly. We asked many officers and people with a mental health condition who have had interaction with officers their opinion on this concept and design before we trademarked it.  Everyone was in agreement that this was a great idea and could be life saving. This decal is not an obvious sign to the public, so that the person's privacy is maintained. However, it will help the officer in how they interact and respond during the call. The message that there may be a person in a mental health crisis involved is not always relayed to the officers by dispatch.  This symbol will make a difference.   If you would like one for your residence, please click on the donation tab and enter your address in the "In memory of" line. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover the cost of mailing and printing. You will receive the decal and instructions. We are also working on a smaller version for vehicles.  

  • You Are Not Alone Trifold: Given to family members by law enforcement at a scene of a suicide. 

  • NAMI-Pinellas:  www.nami-pinellas.org NAMI offers many programs and support groups for individuals and family members that affected by mental illness. All their services are free of charge. 

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: AFSP  Offers many healing resources, financial guide and a reading list for individuals who have lost someone to suicide. 

  • Empath Health: empathhealth.org Offers grief counseling and support groups locally in Pinellas County. The grief counseling sessions are $20 an hour. 

  • The Compassionate Friend (TCF): www.compassionatefriends.org This group provides support to family members who have lost a child. They have a local support group and many free resources online. 

  • Surviving a Suicide Loss Support Group: This group is held at the Dunedin Community Center on the third Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Contact Dawn Handley at dhandley61@gmail.com for more information. 

  • Eating Disorders:  Alexa Buford is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Her office is in St. Petersburg. Contact information is alexabuford@embodyinnerhealing.com, website is embodyinnerhealing.com and phone number is 727-418-5476.

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