Media Release

County Crisis Center on Alachua County Talks

Friday, November 20, 2015 11:00 AM

Alachua County Crisis Center Director Alexandra MartinezALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A new edition of Alachua County Talks, featuring an interview with Alachua County Crisis Center Director Alexandra Martinez, premieres Friday, November 20, 2015, on Cox Channel 12 TV at 7:30 p.m. Martinez discusses the services provided by the crisis center, as well as the center’s history, its mission and the challenges faced in providing 24 hour-a-day phone crisis and suicide intervention counseling.

In speaking of the program Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “The Alachua County Crisis Center is an example of the County’s commitment to the wellbeing of citizens. Through the center, citizens can receive potentially lifesaving counseling either over the phone or in person. Those who are having difficulty coping with crisis situations, the loss of a loved one or other traumatic events are encouraged to seek out the center’s services."

View the Interview Online

For more information, visit the Alachua County Crisis Center or call the Alachua County Crisis Line at 352-264-6789.

The latest editions of Alachua County Talks air on Cox Channel 12 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every night except Thursday, and at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. every day. Special or regular County Commission and Gainesville City Commission meetings may preempt any showing.

View the complete Channel 12 Schedule.

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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

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