From a Peace River Center press release:
This year on World Suicide Prevention Day Peace River Center and Kim Garrity, a University of South Florida Polytechnic Student, are taking strides to raise awareness in our community. Programming will include the DVD entitled the TRUTH about Suicide presented by Marie Dudek of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Following the DVD presentation, a panel of suicide survivors and Peace River Centerâ€™s own suicide expert, Kirk Fasshauer, will answer questions. Panelists will share their stories and field questions about their experiences, how to create awareness, to find help, and to connect with local programs.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds. It is imperative as a community we become aware of the signs and stop the prevalence of this type of death.
FREE EVENT | September 10, 2009
LTB Auditorium, University of South Florida Polytechnic
6:00pm – 7:30pm.
Peace River Center (PRC) is a private not-for-profit community mental health organization serving the residents of Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties for over 60 years. PRC also provides two domestic violence shelters, a Rape Recovery and Resource Center, and Substance Abuse Treatment Program to the communities it serves.