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Judi R.

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Review for Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc. , Weston, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc. , Weston, FL, USA

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.

Role:  Volunteer & I am currently 1st V.P. Ways and Means. I have the enjoyable job of planning fund raising events. I could not do my job well, tho, if it were not for Jackie Rosen thinking 24/7 of new and exciting ways to bring people together with the thought of raisin.