Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 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.
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EIN 65-0370064
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Speaking from the perspective as the founding executive director of FISP, Jackie Rosen has continued to develop FISP and provided the leadership in suicide prevention that is needed in Florida. She has always been a committed volunteer, board member and now executive director, and has brought success to the mission of this very special non-profit organization.

Rene Barrett
Founding Executive Director
Hon. Board Member

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

As a survivor who lost her sister, I understand the support needed in our community for this devastating outcome.

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

Expand the SUN program spearheaded by FISP EVERYWHERE.

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