Alachua County Crisis Center


Each 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.


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