Mental Health Resources


The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a curriculum unit for students and informational seminars for teachers and parents. The programs provide resources to accomplish this goal.

Learn more more about the foundation, their mission, resources and programs at

BeginAgain Children’s Grief Center

Provides free services to bereaved children ages 4-18 and their families providing both individual counseling groups. Must call to schedule for services and orientation. Please call 386-425-3100.

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends was founded over 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide. Meeting around a kitchen table, the Lawleys and the Hendersons were joined by a bereaved mother and the chaplain, Simon Stephens, and The Society of the Compassionate Friends was born. The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.

Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us. The Volusia/Flagler chapter can be found here:

Sandy Hook Promise

Volusia County Schools entered a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise this year to offer three specific programs.

  • Say Something – Say Something teaches adults and youth how to recognize the signs and signals from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or to others. This is an evidenced based program developed in collaboration with leading violence prevision researchers and educators.

  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Signs of Suicide teaches youth, educators and administrators how to identify, intervene and get help for youth who may be depressed or suicidal.

  • Safety and Intervention (SAI) – Safety and Intervention teaches adults in schools and youth organization how to identify, assess and respond to threats of violence or at-risk behavior BEFORE a tragedy takes place. SAI not only addresses the threat itself but also helps identify and treat the underlying problem in that youth’s life that led to him/her making the threat.

Volusia County Schools have already begun implementing these three programs throughout the district and will continue the partnership in the 19-20 school year. Find out more at

Halifax Health Hospice Traumatic Loss Program

Offers a variety of support groups including:

  • Assure Group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm for those bereaved by suicide.

  • Traumatic Loss Group meets the 1st Monday of every month at 5:30 pm for any type of traumatic loss including suicide for those bereaved.

  • Individual Counseling Services for those bereaved by suicide.

  • Individual Counseling for First Responders experiencing a traumatic incident or bereaved by suicide or any other type of of traumatic loss.

  • The Traumatic Loss Program also provides services for veterans who have experience a military death or a traumatic death in general.

All of these classes are free to attend. Please call Dr. Kimberly Beck-Frate at 386-425-3339 or 386-425-3337 for more information.

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