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2014-169-2148 - Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness  1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200    Miami Gardens, Florida 33169    City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: October 8, 2014 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: N/A Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:N/A X Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communcation Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A X Sponsor Name Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis Department:Mayor and City Council   Short Title:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary:  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide claims 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that a suicide attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Overall, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the country. Ninety percent of people who die by suicide have a potentially treatable mental disorder at the time of their death. A study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that alcohol and drug abuse are second, only to depression and other mood disorders, when it comes to ITEM K-3) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Supporting Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness   1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200    Miami Gardens, Florida 33169    risk factors for suicide. National Suicide Prevention Week is observed each year during the month of September, and National Mental Health Awareness month is observed every May. Councilwoman Lisa Davis recommends that the City support suicide prevention and mental health awareness. During fiscal year 2015, Councilwoman Davis is planning to host a community walk, and other events to raise awareness to encourage suicide prevention. Proposed Action:    It is recommended that the City Council approve this Resoultion. Attachment:    None.