Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss, but a May Community Conversation on the subject drew a large number of local residents to discuss risks and prevention strategies.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a follow-up conversation about suicide that focuses on special populations including LGBTQ+, adolescents, and older adults.  Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation will be held Monday, August 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nassau County Council on Aging Fernandina Beach Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Way. The event includes speakers who will outline the specific risks faced by these special populations, as well as how to identify individuals at risk. The event is hosted by the Nassau County Council on Aging.

Speakers include:

Mindi Iannarelli
  • Mindi Iannarelli, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • A representative from JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network)

Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversationis free and open to the public. In addition to the presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion with the speakers. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested. 

To register, please Email or call 904.415.9350

About Starting Point

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 2,800 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 25 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, visit