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Community calling for more access to mental health services across Pinellas County

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Posted at 12:32 AM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 03:45:38-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There are new calls from the local community for more access to mental health services in Pinellas County.

The group, FAST, organized a meeting at Tropicana Field to voice their concerns. The members came from 40 different congregations across the county.

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Community members called for Pinellas County leaders, among others, to help create a plan to give more money to help people in need.

"These issues are not going away and if we can be an affected community group and help change some of those rules and regulations that’s what we are here for," said Rev. Alethea Winston with the St. James AME Church. "For awareness."

Help is always available for those in need. You can call 2-1-1, which puts you in touch with Tampa Bay Cares. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.