Media Release

Alachua County Take 5 Highlights Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden

Friday, February 28, 2014 4:15 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Take 5 is a 5 minute television/internet video series from Alachua County Manager Betty Baker's Communications Office. Hosted by Manager Baker, each installment will take a look at Alachua County Government's people, events, programs and services. A new edition of Take 5 highlighting the Alachua County Crisis Center and the recently completed Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden at the City of Gainesville’s Cofrin Nature Park premiers Friday February 28, 2014 on the Alachua County Facebook site and on Community 12 TV at 8 p.m.

View Alachua County Take 5: Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden.

In speaking of the garden, Alachua County Communications Coordinator Mark Sexton said, “The Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden is intended to be a place of comfort, meditation and healing. Whether a person has lost a loved one to suicide, is experiencing another type of loss or is looking for a peaceful spot outdoors, they can take in the beauty, comfort and reflection offered by the garden.”

The garden is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Friends of the Crisis Center, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, and the Alachua County Crisis Center.

For more information visit the Friends of the Crisis Center online.

Call the Alachua County Crisis Line at 352-264-6789.

Contact the Alachua County Crisis Center online or call 352-264-6785.

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For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.


  • 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).