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Argosy University, Sarasota student Angela Brinton works actively to promote suicide awareness and prevention in the Tampa, Florida area

Argosy University, Sarasota Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision student Angela Brinton works actively to promote suicide awareness and prevention in the Tampa, Florida area.

Brinton is contracted at Tampa Catholic High School where she provides mental health services to students and their families. The school recently performed the play Freak, (which centers on bullying, suicide and other teen issues). Following the play by Angela Hill, Brinton provided a psycheducational workshop for parents to discuss suicide awareness and prevention.

Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA) then asked Brinton to conduct a workshop on the same topic for students and employees of Hillsborough Community College. She incorporated the performance of Freak by the students at Tampa Catholic High School into the workshop.

Brinton has been functioning in the capacity of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2012 and has worked with a wide age-range and socio-economic level of children throughout her career. Her current specialization is in adolescent mental health in the Tampa area private school sector and private practice settings. She launched SCOPE-LLC in 2015 with the vision of bridging the gap between community and school by integrating services with a holistic body, mind, emotion, and spirit approach that focuses on developing an overall wellness.  Brinton committed seven years to the public-school system as an elementary school teacher at a Title I school, and developed a subsidized early childhood center in a high needs area that progressed successfully under her helm for six years. Her current research interests include adolescent grief and loss, and proposes the future direction of her research to incorporate complicated and prolonged grief.

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