State Rep Christine Hunschofsky.
State Rep Christine Hunschofsky.

From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:

I hope the school year has gotten off to a wonderful start for everyone! It’s a busy time as we begin the school year, and the holiday season approaches quickly.

The stressors of everyday life and the upcoming holidays can add to the difficulties some people are already experiencing. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a good time to talk to our family members and friends about suicide prevention. Recently released data showed that suicide rates in Florida increased in 2022. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the new Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. If you know someone who is struggling with their mental health, call 211 in Broward. Also, Northwest Broward has wonderful organizations, such as Eagle’s Haven Wellness Center, which are there to help. Eagles Haven offers free wellness classes and also has licensed clinicians on site to help people in crisis. They can also help people who need help navigate where to go to get that help.

Over the last several years, I constantly hear about the increasing mental health crisis. We all know someone, whether it be a family member, friend, or even ourselves, who is dealing with mental health issues or mental illness. We must educate ourselves, talk about struggles, ask for help, and learn about resources available in the community. The stigma surrounding mental health will only continue if we don’t speak honestly and openly about mental health. Our office is hosting a Mental Health Town Hall on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at Coconut Creek City Hall at 4800 Copans Road. Dr. Scott Poland from Nova Southeastern University, an international expert on suicide and crisis prevention, will be part of the panel along with people from Eagles Haven, NAMI, and the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition. I hope you will join us as we talk about mental health and highlight resources available in the community.

One of the most important opportunities we have as citizens is the right to vote. September 19, 2023, is National Voter Registration Day and a great time to register to vote, check your voter registration status, and vote by mail requests. Visit our Broward Supervisor of Elections website at for all information about registering and voting.

September is also budget season, and local and county governments will be approving their budgets and final tax rates. To learn more about your city and county budgets in District 95, please visit their websites at City of Coconut Creek –; City of Parkland –; City of Margate –; City of Coral Springs –; Broward County –

My team and I are always available to help in any way we can. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance either via email at or 954-956-5600. We have an email newsletter we send out regularly with information about District 95, the legislative process, and available resources. If you would like to be added to our newsletter list, please email us with “subscribe” in the subject line. Additionally, connect with me on social media. You can find me on Facebook @RepChristineHunschofsky, Twitter @RepHunschofsky, or Instagram @ChrisHunschofsky. Looking forward to hearing from you and staying in touch!

Christine Hunschofsky

District 95 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, Margate, and a portion of Coral Springs.

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