Our Equity Statement
Committed To Working Against Teen & Young Adult Suicide.
The Mental Health Association of Central Florida has been an ally in the fight against teen and young adult suicides. Now through the You Are A Lifeguard campaign, we further that commitment.
By staying true to the fundamental values of inclusivity, respect, communication and collaboration that originally brought MHACF together, we have committed to purposeful action to ensure our community thrives in the future.
Priorities of MHACF include: Anti-Racism, Coming Out, Hate Crimes, Health Care, Homelessness, Immigration, Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Advocacy, Workplace Equality, and Youth Outreach & Support.
Since 2016, our parent organization, the Mental Health Association has been a member of the Alliance Advocacy Committee whose purpose is to addressing community concerns that are brought to the Alliance.
Did you know?
1 in 15 high school students reports attempting suicide each year.
Why We Need You
Parents, friends, and family members play a role in preventing suicide and supporting youth.
In our initiative to combat teen and young adult suicide – we are looking to bring awareness and change to our local Central Florida community. To do this, we need support to build a network of Lifeguards who are committed to educating, identifying, and preventing instances of suicide attempts.
Parents, guardians, family members, friends, teachers, school administrators, coaches, extracurricular activity leaders, mentors, service providers, and many others play a major role in reversing the culture of teen suicide.