year, the Crisis Center hosts a free symposium to address mental wellness and
health needs. The symposium is held in the month of September to honor suicide
prevention month. In the past, the symposium was held in-person in Alachua
County. However, with the COVID pandemic, the symposium switched to a virtual
platform in 2020 and reach more than 350 participants from across the United
States and Internationally. The symposium is intended to bring accurate and
insightful mental health information to everyone who is interested. Oftentimes,
it can be difficult to know what information to trust. The presenters of the
symposium are trained mental health professionals including Alachua County
Crisis Center staff, invited mental health professionals, and faculty from
Counselor Education programs.
From September 11-14th 2023,
the Alachua County Crisis Center will be hosting Safety Not Silence: A Mental
Health Symposium. Sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom between 5:30pm
through 8:30pm ET. The topics of the sessions vary and are intended for anyone
in the community interested in mental health and wellness. Sessions
are facilitated by mental health professionals, paraprofessionals, and local
(Alachua County) community agencies. A detailed program of sessions and
facilitators will be sent to those who register for the symposium.
To register for this
FREE mental health symposium, please click here.
If you are a mental
health professional, Counselor Educator, or Alachua County community agency
representative, you may submit a session proposal here.