Symposium

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.

This year, in 2021, the symposium is titled In Transition: Mental Wellness in an Ever Changing World. Topics will vary and include parenting, general mental wellness information, using yoga and mindfulness, suicide prevention, etc. The sessions will take place September 20-23rd between 5:30-8:30pm virtually.

Registration is free: https://bit.ly/3jEo2iY​



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

Contact

  • Crisis Center
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6789
  • TDD/TTY: 352-955-2449

Numbers Available 24/7

  • Crisis Line
    352-264-6789

    National Suicide Hotline
    1-800-SUICIDE
    (1-800-784-2433)

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK
    (1-800-273-8255) 

    Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio
    1-888-628-9454

    Rumor Control
    352-264-6557

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Staff Contact Information

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  • Hannah Dykehouse, Ed.S.
  • Mobile Response Team Specialist
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6790
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia, Ed.S.
  • MRT Coordinator
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6791
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Ariel Drescher, Ed.S.
  • Case Coordinator
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6761
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Melissa Justis, Ed.S.
  • Clinical Community Specialist
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6780
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Ashley Bobroff
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6779
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Kevin Sosa, Ed.S.
  • Project Coordinator
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6781
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Janet Greene, Ed.S., LMHC
  • Training Coordinator
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-264-6782​
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Alexandra Martinez, Ed.S., LMFT
  • Director
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6792
  • Fax: 352-264-6703
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
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