Florida LEADS Project

The Florida LEADS (Launch Engage Activate Departments and Systems for Zero Suicide) Project seeks to transform and improve suicide care practices, standards, and outcomes in service delivery 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 of suicide to seek care, fostering 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 provision of complimentary and free suicide prevention and intervention trainings to community agencies, mental health professionals, system administrators, and the general public. Our trainings are designed to empower and equip professionals and community members with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively identify and offer support to individuals who may be suicidal.

Regional Resources

The FL LEADS Project works with specific regions throughout the state to ensure we are targeting suicide prevention efforts to counties most in need. 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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Community Partners

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, Florida Behavioral Health Association, Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention, and various state and local partnerships. Find out more information about our partners and the services they offer.