Florida LEADS Project

The Florida LEADS (Launch Engage Activate Departments and Systems for Zero Suicide) Project is seeking to transform and improve suicide care practices, standards, and outcomes in health/behavioral health systems throughout rural and urban counties in Northeast, Northwest, Central, and West Florida.

Our Aims

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Train 5,550 community members and mental health professionals to create a confident and competent workforce.
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Empower 650 adults at risk for suicide to seek care to foster a sense of resiliency and self-efficacy.
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Share 7,500 suicide prevention and social awareness messages to promote help-seeking behaviors.
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No Cost Trainings

The flagship product of the FL LEADS Project is the free trainings that we offer to community agencies, mental health professionals, system administrators, and the general public. These trainings are focused on empowering the mental health workforce and peer advocates with skills in Zero Suicide, QPR, Suicide Risk Assessments, Care Coordination, Safety Planning, and DBT.

Regional Resources

Each year, the FL LEADS Project focuses on a new region in Florida to target our suicide prevention efforts. Find out which region we are currently working in and what community resources the region may offer to better serve you.
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The FL LEADS Project is a collaborative Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant between the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, and various state and local level partnerships. Find out more information about our partners and the services they offer.