Media Release

Crisis Center Assists the White House

Monday, December 14, 2009 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - For the last seven years, the Federal Government has actively committed resources to suicide prevention efforts through the funding of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Alachua County Crisis Center is one of approximately 130 suicide prevention agencies across the United States that make up this network. Through this network, suicidal individuals anywhere in the United States can call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK and be routed to the nearest available member agency. It also allows concerned citizens and agencies a way to request help for a friend, a co-worker, a loved one or anyone who may be in a suicidal crisis. Click here to view a letter in response to the Crisis Center's assistance to such a recent request ... from the White House.

Speaking about the letter from the White House, Alachua County Crisis Center Director Marshall Knudson said, "Obviously, it is an honor for the Crisis Center to be able to respond to a request for assistance from the White House. However, perhaps a greater privilege has been our ability for the last 40 years, to respond to each Alachua County resident that has sought our assistance in times of emotional distress or need."

For more information, contact Alachua County Crisis Center Director Marshall Knudson at 352-264-6792.


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

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