Shortly after the second teenager was lost to suicide in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 that rocked the communities of Coral Springs and Parkland, Florida, Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook formed a mental wellness networking alliance with several other community leaders.  As he had lost his own mother to suicide when he was 23 years old, he felt compelled to do something for and with the community in order to save lives and promote awareness of mental health resources in order to break the stigma that’s often associated with getting mental help.

MWNA normally met once a month in Coral Springs but due to the COVID-19 pandemic meetings shifted to an online town hall format that has continuously grown and now welcomes guests on a national and international level.

If you are struggling with mental health, we would encourage you to connect with the resources in this list:

Eagle’s Haven Local Wellness Center www.eagleshaven.org
2-1-1 Broward County DIAL 2-1-1** www.211-broward.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
800-273-TALK (8255)
Behavioral Health Info Line 954-396-4636
Special Needs Connections www.211specialneeds.org
Teen Hotline www.teenspace211.org
H.A.N.D.Y. (Helping Abused, Neglected & Dependent Youth) www.handyinc.org
Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center www.ftlauderdalebehavioral.com