Media Release

Survivors of Suicide Community Forum

Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Crisis Center invites residents to a Community Forum about Survivors of Suicide today, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Alachua County Health Department Auditorium (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville). The event is sponsored by Friend of the Crisis Center, and is free and open to the public.

This event features Thomas Brown and Zak Chipps from Rise Phoenix. Both Brown and Chipps have lost siblings to suicide and are biking across the country to raise awareness about suicide. They will speak about their journey. Information will be given about local efforts in suicide prevention and services for survivors of suicide in Alachua County.

Click to learn more about Thomas Brown and Zak Chipps organization, Rise Phoenix.

Click to view the event flyer.

For more information, contact Alachua County Crisis Center Project Coordinator Perry Peace at 352-264-6779.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).