A big focus for some of our events has been mental health and suicide prevention, as well as human trafficking. If you are in need of any of those services, we have links below to organizations we know. Click the logos to visit their websites.
We designed Cope Notes for everyone with a cell phone & a brain. From middle schoolers living with depression or anxiety to seniors who just want to improve their daily moods, Cope Notes can help people from all walks of life. So if you're on the fence, don't worry about diagnoses or pre-requisites... come as you are! We can't wait to meet you & grow together.
Joe Ziler lost his brother to suicide nearly 9 years ago, and another brother to substance abuse just 4 months ago. Our Endowment helps those, like his brothers, that could never afford the resources for help. The M.I.K.E. Endowment has helped over 150 people with FREE counseling since October 2020. Should you or a family member need help, we are here for you.
Worth It S.O.S. strives to provide a variety of resources to individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and survivors of suicide. We connect individuals with medical care and in most cases, provide financial help for these services. Our contact form is on our website.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the age group from ten years old to thirty-four years of age (National Institute of Mental Health, 2020). In the United States, Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death; falling close behind Kidney failure and Influenza. There are a handful of organizations dedicated to reducing the rate of Suicide in our Nation however; there is not enough support for the fifty-one million people suffering with mental illness combined with survivors of Suicide, and those who are directly affected. Worth It aims to provide resources to the community, lessen stigma surrounding mental illness and Suicide, and provide support. Worth It is visible in communities by way of the JAG Wagon (converted 40ft School Bus), participating in local events, and with coalitions and partnerships. Our group has worked with nationally known organizations to further the reach of Suicide Prevention efforts. We aim to be the link between individuals and established resources.
LifeStream is a behavioral health and social services organization that provides high-quality treatment, education, care management, rehabilitation, child welfare, primary care and homeless services to children, adolescents, and adults. Located in Central Florida, LifeStream primarily serves the residents of Lake, Citrus and Sumter Counties, with additional programs located in Orange, Marion, Hernando and Hillsborough Counties.
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need. We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many. We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is. NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.
If you're experiencing a medical emergency Always call 911 first if you or someone you love is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or may be a danger to someone else. Call 211 If you need assistance locating long-term mental health resources, talking through a problem, or exploring mental health treatment options, call 211 to speak with a live person who can help. 211 conversations are confidential, can be made anonymously, and are available in 180 languages upon request. If you prefer to text, use web chat, or search for resources online, click the logo to find more ways to contact your local 211. Other Mental Health Hotlines You can always call 211 to speak to someone and find local assistance, but there are also dedicated helplines available to anyone in the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1; or text 838255 Crisis Text Line: text the word 'Home' to 741-741 The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth: call 1-866-488-7386 The Trans Lifeline: call 1-877-565-8860
If you are living in fear due to human trafficking, please reach out to the HeartDance Foundation.
You may also reach out to them if you would like to become a volunteer. Help is always needed.
Information provided by the HeartDance Foundation and on their website:
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.
Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.
Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.
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