According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that every year one million people die from suicide. Halifax Health is committed to being a part of a solution to preventing suicide by providing mental wellness services and resources for those who are in need.
Why did we create Connect 4 Hope?
While many people have been impacted in some way by suicide, most of the general public does not know the staggering suicide statistics and the groups of people that are most at risk to try and complete suicide. Suicide is also something that is not discussed in a public forum until it is too late. Also, many don’t know about the various resources that are available to help when someone is depressed or suicidal. With social media and technology increasing isolation it is of extreme importance that we provide a place where someone can find all of the available avenues to help prevent suicide.
What does Connect 4 Hope mean?
Connecting with yourself. Listen internally and know the importance of giving yourself a daily mental health check up.
Connecting with someone. A friend, family member, work colleague or someone else may reach out to you and need you to listen about everything that is going on in their life, including the struggles they may face on a daily basis. This includes being able to connect with a person or group of people that you can confide in and deal with all the stress that life can bring.
Connecting to resources available. Know that there are numerous local resources available to prevent suicide and help increase mental wellness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress with prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals.
Mental Health America of East Central Florida
Mental Health America of East Central Florida provides programs and services to support people with mental illnesses, their families and friends and the community with needed information, referrals and resources. Programs also support the acceptance of people with mental illness into our communities through increasing awareness and the reduction of stigmas surrounding mental illnesses.
To learn more visit http://www.mhavolusia.org/
Lutheran Services Florida
Lutheran Services Florida offers mental and physical health care for people with no insurance. They can be reached at 1-877-229-9098 and to learn more about them please go to https://www.lsfnet.org/
Transforming lives through hope and healing, SMA Healthcare, formerly Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, has been providing exceptional behavioral healthcare for over 50 years.
SMA’s dedicated staff provides compassionate services to individuals suffering from mental illness and addictions throughout Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. SMA also sees adolescents on an Outpatient Basis at 1220 Willis Ave, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. To make an appointment as a parent or guardian, please call SMA’s Access Line at 800-539-4228.
SMA also has a Crisis Text line. Text “Home” to 741-741 and can begin texting with someone. You can learn more at https://www.crisistextline.org/.
If you need help now, call 800-539-4228. For more information about SMA Healthcare and the services they offer visit smahealthcare.org
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community.
Volusia/Flagler County Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team
This free resource provides diffusing and debriefings for First Responders. Please call 386-252-4911.
First responders who have experience a traumatic loss can also call our Traumatic Loss Number at 386-425-3337 or Dr. Kimberly Beck-Frate at 386-425-3337.
Mission 22 is a non-profit which combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness.
Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well.
Find out more about them, their mission, programs they have and more at https://www.mission22.com/#ourcause