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Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews 3,131

Address:

2645 Executive Park Drive Weston FL 33331 USA

Mission:

The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc. is committed to the prevention of suicide by helping to alleviate those factors in society contributing to feelings of alienation, desperation, isolation, helplessness, and hopelessness. FISP's mission is to prevent suicide through education, support, advocacy, and research.

Target demographics:

People of all ages, race, gender, and ethnicity

Direct beneficiaries per year:

400 students and 600 adults

Geographic areas served:

Florida

Programs:

Survivors of suicide loss support groups and services, "Solutions Unlimited Now" SUN Groups for problem-solving, "Helping Overcome Problems Effectively" HOPE Sunshine Clubs in schools, trainings across South Florida on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, and advocacy for change in state legislature for mental health and suicide prevention

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954-384-0344
www.fisponline.org

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Reviews for Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I last reviewed FISP back in June, 2011. They've grown alot since then. Today their programs include school-age children and seniors and everyone inbetween. Their Hope Club program is for school aged children and deals with bullying, insecurities, fears confronted growing up, etc.They conduct seminars on Saving a Life. Also, Jackie Rosen, the CEO of FISP works with the police and fire departments in helping the officers with the very sensitive job of handling suicide. FISP is well-respected in the mental health area.

 
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Having been a volunteer and board member of FISP for almost ten years it is a pleasure to share my thoughts and feelings about this wonderful organization. I will always remember the moment I was asked to become a board member. My eyes opened WIDE and I exclaimed, "Really?" My excitement stemmed from my highest regard for Jackie and Harry Rosen, the Principals of FISP. I could not easily grasp how they had overcome their sadness and grief in order to help others. That, in fact, is what Jackie and Harry are about: Helping Others.
And do they ever! Jackie will put in an 80 hour week and at the end quietly wonder, "Why am I so tired?" I don't know anyone quite like her, for not only does she put in the time, she possesses a disposition of empathy, kindness and understanding. Harry is the "Wind beneath our Wings." We look to him for "the word" for we all have tremendous respect for his knowledge and ability to "Talk softly...but carry a big stick" - Roosevelt. Harry can take two opposing sides and have them see each other's point in no time. Together Jackie and Harry Rosen are a win/win team! And I feel such pride to be on their team. It is an honor.








I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Although I have not needed FISP as a support in dealing with personal family suicide issues, I have experienced the LOVE fostered by this unusual group of individuals. I have served on a minimum of eight other organizations and never have I experienced the unity, grace, comraderie and spirit of FISP. It is a pleasure to witness and a bigger joy to work with.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, the only change that comes to mind is that FISP would be granted more access to funds to further their wonderful programs for people of all ages, all races, all denominations. FISP is a peaceful organization dedicated to helping people without discrimination.

 
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The goal of the Florida Initiative For Suicide Prevention is to stop suicide. This is done by providing support,education, advocacy referrals & research. FISP provides education to the Public by providing survivors support groups in Dade & Broward County, provide educational material at social service fairs, . Our HOPE CLUBS ( Helping To Overcome Problems Effectively are in 15 HighSchools & plans are to expand them to elementary schools. This is a 21 week program sponsored by a teacher where FISP provides a syllabus which includes stress management, anger management, date violence, substance abuse texting, communication skills, mental health & depression, problem solving skills. The goals of this club is to improve protective factors. Here students bring problems/situations to club members & shares. As a group the students try to resolve difficulties. Another education group that FISP provides is our SUN Program which is a 10 week problem solving group. This is provided at the DJJ, Senior Citizens Centers etc. The Executive Director provided Suicide Prevention Training to many agencies at no cost. FISP also sponsors a Survivors Day Conference to survivors at no cost.

 
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I got involved with FISP as a suicide attempt survivor. Under the guidance of Jackie Rosen I have been inspired to help others who have or are struggling with depression and suicidal ideation. FISP is a fantastic organization that is committed saving lives!
Doug Russell - Events/Social Media

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Very enthused and involved leaders who want to educate the community on an issue that is commonly overlooked until it hits people who are close to them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

FISP has been a wonderful Broward and Dade County community resource. They have been helpful in their efforts to bring suicide prevention to the school system (elementary through college level) and provide wonderful support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an active member in the community and a new board member for FISP, I want to say how impressed I am with this organization. From grassroots efforts over 20 years ago, FISP has grown and helped so many people over the years. They have received grants and now have programs in many schools throughout South Florida. I am very proud to work along side Jackie and Harry Rosen in the fight against suicide and to help promote positive mental health.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

FISP is an excellent NP that strives to meet the needs of so many people struggling with suicidal thoughts and substance abuse. It is an honor and privilege to be affiliated with this organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization has provided so much value in the community, through education, passion, and several programs geared to stoping suicide! A true blessing in our great community!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

An amazing group to work with..Much different than other non-profits because of the grass roots work and direct involvement with the community, survivors , schools and other agencies as well.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I found FISP during a search for non profits to volunteer for. I have suffered from depression, anxiety, ptsd and am a suicide attempt survivor. Jackie Rosen is an angel and has allowed me to volunteer full time to help save lives. I know destiny put us together and I am so proud to work with FISP and be a friend of Jackie's.

 
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