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.
In 2022, the symposium is titled Holding Space
Together: Adjusting to the Mental Health Needs of 2022. Topics will vary and
include supporting youth with ADHD, medication and suicide risk, suicide
prevention, resiliency, general mental wellness information, etc. The sessions will take
place September 12-15, 2022 between 5:30-8:30pm virtually.
To register, click
If you are a mental
health professional or counselor educator and would like to present at the
symposium, you may complete a proposal submission at this link. Thank you.
Due to Florida's very broad public records law, most written communications to and from Alachua County employees are public records, and available to the public and media upon request. This means email communication with the Crisis Center may be subject to public disclosure and therefore, not confidential.
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD