September 2020
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Given everything that has happened this year, it's more important than ever to make mental health a priority. And there's no reason to suffer alone. Anyone can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-273-8255 for confidential support 24/7.
COVID-19 is Not the Only Public Health Crisis
President & CEO, Clara Reynolds
We all know that COVID-19 has taken center-stage as a public health crisis this year. However, COVID-19 has taken a toll not just on our physical health, but our emotional health as well. All of us - adults, the elderly, young adults, teens and young children - are feeling stress from physical distancing, isolation, increased anxiety about the future and financial insecurities created by the COVID-19 crisis. Taken together, we are all more vulnerable to behavioral health issues during this pandemic. This also means that suicide prevention is CRITICAL! 


Read more from Clara by clicking below.
The Crisis Center's Response to COVID-19

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay understands this is a very stressful time full of uncertainty and anxiety. Our staff are available 24/7 to provide emotional support when you dial 2-1-1.
 
We have taken precautions to ensure the safety of our staff. We continue to operate the Gateway Contact Center, Sexual Assault Services, Corbett Trauma Center counseling, and TransCare Medical Transportation Services without interruption. To access any of these services, you can dial 2-1-1; or for general questions, call the Crisis Center at (813) 964-1964.
Reaching for a Lifeline
When Nate called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, he was experiencing suicidal ideations. His girlfriend had recently broken up with him, and he had also ended his friendships with his college roommates. Between the two events, he was feeling completely alone and hopeless. 


Read more of Nate's story by clicking below.
Supporting Suicide Prevention through Beer & Bow Ties
For the past five years, friends Kim Randall and Brent Kraus have hosted the Beer & Bow Ties fundraiser to raise awareness and support for suicide prevention. While COVID-19 interfered with this year's event, they didn't want the year to go by without doing something to support the cause. Instead, they are hosting a month-long fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds coming to the Crisis Center. Click the link below to make a donation and you'll also be entered to win a VIP ticket for next year's event on September 24, 2021.
Eat at Select Tijuana Flats Locations on September 23rd
& Support the Crisis Center!
On September 23rd if you eat at the Tyrone or Roosevelt Tijuana Flats locations, 20% of your purchase will benefit the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. This applies for in store and online orders, with additional details above. We hope you will enjoy some Tex-Mex while supporting the Crisis Center!
Thank you Corporate Partners!
Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!