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Giving Tuesday

Suncoast Mental Health Center Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement.   Pledges to use funds to offer free mental health services!

FORT PIERCE, FL November 15, 2017 – Suncoast Mental Health Center has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Funds raised by the Center will be used to offer free and reduced cost mental health care to those in the community who need it most. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) along with the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. 

Suncoast has been a small, but mighty mental health non-profit on the Treasure Coast for 19 years.  “We have been helping those in our community who have little or no access to mental healthcare receive much-needed services on a shoestring budget.  Donations received during this campaign will help a potential client receive the care they need.  We can share services with interns and others and bring down the cost drastically.  That, combined with generous donations through the #GivingTuesday campaign, will help change a life.” said Debra Engle, CEO at Suncoast Mental Health Center.  Engle is confident that these funds can make a difference in the lives of Treasure Coast residents, she further added.

92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness. 

“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partner’s eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.” 

Those who are interested in joining Suncoast Mental Health Center’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.suncoastmentalhealth.org. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media. 


Suncoast Mental Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission.  

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Mental Health Awareness Month

We are grateful to our friends at Indian River State College and Martin Health System for their support of our annual Mental Health  Awareness Brown Bag Lectures.  If you'd like to receive more information on this program, please contact Deb Pizzimenti.

World Suicide Prevention Day

We are honored to be a part of a multi-agency mental health collaborative bringing attention to suicide prevention. For more information on this event, please contact our Director of Outreach, Deb Pizzimenti.

Golf Tournament - 2016

Thanks to our friends Dave and LeeAnn Black (A1 Construction) for hosting our first Gator Trace Children’s Mental Health Golf Tournament. We had an excellent time, made lots of new friends, and raised $4,500 for mental health services in St Lucie County. We appreciate you Dave and LeeAnn and all of you who played, volunteered, donated, purchased Yeti raffle tickets, and worked to make the tournament a resounding success!
Thanks to everyone who joined us at our first Minds Over Mats (& Mimosas) event. Special appreciation for Captain Hiram's, Sebastian Yoga and Ocean Chiropractic for sponsoring this fun event. See you next year on Bimini Beach!

Photos from Mind over Mats (& Mimosas)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mind over Mats (& Mimosas)


In their effort to be pro-active with mental health and awareness, Suncoast Mental Health Center has teamed up with Sebastian Yoga and Captain Hiram’s to offer a mindful, “Minds Over Mats (& Mimosas)” event on Sunday May 15 from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  At the donation-based event, participants will be offered a gentle, wake up yoga class, a meditation course, and stand up paddleboard yoga (bring your board or borrow from a friend!  You can also do the yoga on the beach following the instructor.)  Contact Deb Pizzimenti at (772) 291-3210 for more details.


CLICK HERE to read about it in TC Palm's Best of the Weekend

The VERO BEACH WINE & FILM FESTIVAL

Sip. See. Savor the Experience.
June 10 -12, 2016

Vero Beach Wine & Film FestFeaturing top boutique vintners from around the country and unique films from both Hollywood and Independents, the VBWFF is a unique, full-bodied experience to celebrate “a life worth living.”

Vero Beach hosts the only wine and film festival outside of California in the United States.  Experience Wine Maker Dinners, Grand Wine Tasting, Filmmaker + Winemaker Forums, Al Fresco Screenings, Cocktails at the Cinema, Movie Networking and Pop-Up Shops!

Special Festival film programs include:
  • “NEXT UP!” - Young Filmmakers Competition featuring emerging Florida Filmmakers 18 and under 
  • “Vero Visions” – films for and or about the Treasure Coast or produced by Vero Beach filmmakers
  • “Vero After Dark” – select outdoor screenings of experimental and non-narrative works
  • Internationally recognized oceanographer Dr. Edith Widder of ORCA will present an eco-awareness film.

Learn How to Fest at: www.vbwff.com

Come Drink It All In!

Suncoast Concession Stand at the Mets!

Treasure Coast Marathon

May will mark more than 65 years that American’s have observed Mental Health Awareness Month.  Did you know that?  Well, if you didn’t you can be sure that we at Suncoast are doing our best to change that.  Through our outreach, education, and community involvement, Suncoast is sharing the message that it’s ok to have a mental illness.  Seek treatment, look for early indicators, attend an event – we’re here to help and hope that you will find us for more information and discussion.

World Suicide Prevention Day was September 10, 2016

World Suicide Prevention Day was September 10, 2016. 

As part of our everyday commitment to mental health and shining a light on mental illnesses, Suncoast Mental Health Center offered its annual, World Suicide Prevention Day Symposium in partnership with Martin Health Systems at Tradition Town Hall on the 9th, then participated in the Out of the Darkness Walk activities on the 10th under the leadership of star volunteer Faiza Ahmed and her mom Naureen. 

Suicide is one of the fastest growing causes of death in our country, particularly among pre-teen girls, Veterans, and middle aged males. It also is one of the most preventable. 

We are here to help those with mental illnesses that may lead to suicidal thoughts and ideations. Call us at (772) 489-4726. Or contact the national hotline, 1-800-273-TALK. Text 741741 if you prefer texting. 

Whatever your preferred method of contact, do reach out if you are concerned. We are saving and changing lives on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee. You are valued.

Cities & Counties recognize Mental Health Awareness Month

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