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October 10th : World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Day 2019

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Join the W.H.O. on the 10 October, in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. Click on the flyer below to find out how you can take part Related links More information on suicide prevention Suicide data Background World Mental Health Day is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health This year’s Day is supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and United for Global Mental Health

October 10th : World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Day 2019 2019-10-02T14:43:55+00:00

Hurricane Dorian : 211 is Here to Help

Hurricane Dorian - 211 is Here to Help! 211 Tampa Bay is here to help our friends, family and neighbors impacted by Hurricane Dorian with critical disaster support service information. Our 211 team continues to participate in local and statewide conference calls to monitor the track, progress and community impact for Hurricane Dorian. Our team continues to gather information on new and emerging disaster support services to help connect and direct individuals and families to services to meet their immediate needs. Based on our experience during past storms, we know that many people will need essential disaster support information regarding human [...]

Hurricane Dorian : 211 is Here to Help 2019-10-02T14:37:00+00:00

211 Top Priority for National Association of Counties (NACo) “Connecting the Unconnected”

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has detailed “Connecting the Unconnected” as a priority to link residents to services. NACo listed 211 as a specific “best-in-class" service delivery model, in which local county governments are connecting residents in the spirit of building healthy, safe and vibrant communities. The "Connecting the Unconnected" initiative builds on NACo's previous effort, "Serving the Underserved", by continuing to inform and illustrate how counties connect all residents, including our most vulnerable citizens, to services that help forge pathways to residents' self-sufficiency. As April is National County Government month, we want to celebrate and thank Pinellas County Government for [...]

211 Top Priority for National Association of Counties (NACo) “Connecting the Unconnected” 2019-05-02T00:45:25+00:00

Pinellas Board of County Commissioners Proclaim Monday Feb. 11th (2-11) as National 211 Day

February 11th (2-11) is a day that 2-1-1s around the country celebrate the unique role that 211 plays connecting people to vital services in our communities. Our mission is simply to improve lives through the power of information and hope! We are honored that the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners declared today Monday Feb. 11th as National 2-1-1 Day in Pinellas County! Several cities have also declared today as National 211 Day. Thank you to the City of Dunedin, City of Treasure Island, City of Oldsmar, City of Seminole, City of St. Petersburg and the City of Safety Harbor. Please [...]

Pinellas Board of County Commissioners Proclaim Monday Feb. 11th (2-11) as National 211 Day 2019-02-18T17:58:50+00:00

211 Tampa Bay Cares: “Give the Gift of Hope” Holiday Drive

Because of you, 211 Tampa Bay Cares makes the difference in the lives of over 160,000 people in Pinellas County each year. Throughout the year, and in the face of many types of crisis, we are able to give the gift of hope to each person who needs us most. You can join in this season and help us Give the Gift of Hope to many more in our community. Please consider a gift this holiday season, especially if you are planning a gift before the end of this year. Your generosity makes all the difference for our neighbors, friends and [...]

211 Tampa Bay Cares: “Give the Gift of Hope” Holiday Drive 2018-11-19T15:33:17+00:00

World Heart Day: September 29, 2018

World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year, World Heart Day's global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones: "MY HEART, YOUR HEART" "It’s about saying to ourselves, the people we care about and individuals all around the world, “what can I do right now to look after MY HEART… and YOUR HEART?” It also resonates with the professional cardiology and healthcare audiences who dedicate themselves to looking [...]

World Heart Day: September 29, 2018 2018-09-12T17:33:26+00:00

13 Reason Why: Bullying Comes in Many Forms

As a help line 211 is there for anyone, including kids that feel that they have nowhere to turn because of being bullied, and the painful feelings of depression that can make someone feel that they have no one to talk to. You're not alone, someone will be there for you. Dial 2-1-1 if you need to speak with a person who cares.

13 Reason Why: Bullying Comes in Many Forms 2018-07-25T23:52:40+00:00

Column: “I survived a suicide attempt and here’s what you should know.”

Many times those that succumb to suicide feel completely and totally alone. Often it helps to hear from others that have faced the same inner turmoil and problems. In a recent article by Lisa Harper she earnestly tells the story of her own personal experiences facing suicide, and facing her own mothers suicide as well. And above all it's a story of there being hope despite the darkness. Please read the full article here: "I Survived A Suicide Attempt And Here's What You Should Know."  via the St.Petersburg Times. "The night I planned my death I was a 15-year-old sophomore living in [...]

Column: “I survived a suicide attempt and here’s what you should know.” 2018-07-25T23:35:54+00:00

Puerto Rican Relief Workshop for Hurricane Maria Evacuees in Pinellas County

Information about housing assistance Legal Assistance Social Services For Children and Seniors Application for Medicaid and Food Stamps Where: 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 Mid County Department of Health Flyer: FLYER 18-06-28 Puerto Rico English   Información sobre recursos para Vivienda   Asistencia Legal   Servicios Sociales para adultos mayores y niños   Aplicaciones para Medicaid y Estampillas de Comida Donde : 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 Mid County Department of HealthDia y Hora : Thursday June 28 - 2:00 pm a 7:00 pm.RSVP a Andrea Vendetti, Hispanic Outreach Center at 727 -445-9734 ext 207 o avendetti@hispanicoutreachcenter.org FLYER 18-06-28 [...]

Puerto Rican Relief Workshop for Hurricane Maria Evacuees in Pinellas County 2018-07-25T22:24:59+00:00

Hurricane Season 2018: Florida Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Kit

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be proactive and have a plan. Being prepared for a Hurricane or Natural Disaster takes the mental strain off you and your family, as well as prevents last minute rush and panic [...]

Hurricane Season 2018: Florida Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Kit 2018-06-13T22:33:39+00:00