Archive for September, 2014

2-1-1 Brevard, Florida Today partner on mental health initiative

Beginning of suicide column2-1-1 Brevard communications manager Belinda Stewart’s column on Sept. 12 in Florida Today kicked off a partnership to raise awareness of mental illness in Brevard County.
Since the column (READ IT HERE) was published, the date of Oct. 9 was selected for a roundtable discussion among experts – from professional or personal experience.
“I was thrilled that people who saw the column contacted me with an interest in participating,” Stewart said. “Plus, people are readily accepting our invitation.”
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August: 200 percent increase in suicide-related calls

In August 2014, helpline specialists at 2-1-1 Brevard logged 94 calls as “suicide prevention/intervention.” That’s up from 29 in August 2013.
August 2014 Snaphot

Pilot program to ‘chat’ with 2-1-1 specialists ends Oct. 2

Update: Chat ended Oct. 2. A donation of at least $5,000 is needed to resume the service. 

2-1-1 Brevard’s pilot program to allow “chat” interaction between helpline specialists and those who are seeking help will end next week (Oct. 2), unless additional funding is received.
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