On January 16, 2015, a Titusville middle school student ended her own life. Hannah Cline was a beautiful, talented, and seemingly well-balanced child. Although loved by so many, Hannah was able to hide her deep feelings of pain and depression. She has left behind a devastated community and heartbroken family and friends.
Out of this tragedy has come the inspiration to form Hannah's Heroes, Inc. – a non-profit 501(c)3 grassroots organization with a passionate mission to draw attention to our struggling youth population. Initiated in February 2015 by Lyn Cline, Hannah's Mom, and Liz Mikitarian, a long-time area educator, Hannah's Heroes has accomplished much in its short existence. They have developed a board of directors and a student advisory group, and have established a non-profit corporation in the state of Florida. They have held a Bullying Town Hall Meeting and conducted online surveys to gather information related to teen issues. Hannah's Heroes has a website, Facebook page, and Instagram presence. They are also supporting an effort to implement Sources of Strength youth suicide prevention support programming in pilot schools in North Brevard.
Learn more about Hannah's Heroes work in our community on their website. The RESOURCES section is very helpful.
1-800-273-8255 is current suicide hotline; 988 would eventually redirect to it, probably in 2021.
FCC website with information.
Brevard 211: Suicide Prevention
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation in Partnership with Hannah's Heroes, Inc. Award Hannah Cline Memorial Scholarships for Study in Mental Health Care
The Compassionate Friends
First Mondays — 6:30pm
Heritage Hall: 931 North Washington Ave., Titusville
The white building corner of U.S. 1 & Jess Parrish Court
Founded in December 2015
The Compassionate Friends Titusville is a chapter of the international support organization for those who have experienced child loss.
The Compassionate Friends:
Providing Grief Support After the Death of a Child
"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."