Important to Know for Suicide Prevention – Central Florida, Orlando
As September marks Suicide Prevention Month, we are reminded of the crucial importance of raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. Recent data reported by the Orlando Sentinel, drawing from the CDC, highlights an alarming increase in the suicide rate among young people over recent years. This underscores the urgency of the work we do and the need for increased support and resources.
At Aspire, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing compassionate care and resources for those in need. During this month, we want to shed light on two of our vital programs that play a significant role in suicide prevention:
- Access Center: Our Access Center offers intake screening services for both voluntary and involuntary clients. With an in-house, walk-in basis, individuals seeking care for themselves or their loved ones find the support they need. As a designated public receiving facility, our Access Center provides 24/7 emergency assessments, including holidays, ensuring help is available when it’s needed most.
- Mobile Response Team: Aspire’s MRT provides 24-hour crisis intervention and assessment services for adults facing severe emotional or mental health crises. With a focus on quick response, our team of trained professionals offers evaluations, assessments, safety planning, stabilization, crisis counseling, and linkage to appropriate services. Our goal is to provide immediate support that can help prevent crises from escalating.
As we reflect on the importance of these programs, it’s noteworthy that we’ve recently passed the one-year mark since the inception of the 988 line. This number holds immense significance, as it now serves as the easy-to-remember National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It will connect individuals in crisis to vital support, providing hope and assistance in their time of need.
Our own mentioned emergency services work directly with local law enforcement, and includes servicing those who call/text the 988 line. If you would like to learn more about how we are making a difference or have questions about our initiatives, please do not hesitate to contact us at (407) 875-3700 and select option 3.
Together, let’s stand against suicide by raising awareness, fostering compassion, and providing the support needed to make a lasting impact on mental health and well-being.