By Eric Vician
Published Sep. 11
BRANDON — As licensed mental health counselors with more than 45 years of combined experience, Dr. Dominick Gulli and Tammy Alsing recently launched Cope Well Counseling Associates at 415 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon.
The recent opening comes in the midst of September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness month.
“Talking about suicide is still considered taboo by many,” said Dr. Gulli, a retired Army veteran who also works at MacDill Air Force Base. “We’ve got to remove the stigma from talking about suicide, that’s the big thing.”
Gulli and Alsing said they want to focus on warning signs of suicide. While they want the entire community to understand these warning signs, which can include everything from talking about being a burden to others to sleeping too little or too much, their expertise focuses on military families and families who are dealing with children and parenting issues.