Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is the place to begin your recovery.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Recovery Month in September

r is for recovery graphicStarting Point is joining mental health professionals across the nation in focusing on substance use recovery in September, during Recovery Month. Our special section provides information and resources for you. Click here.

Mental Health Treatment and Substance Abuse Recovery Services

Life leads us down many roads. Sometimes the paths we travel can be hard to handle alone. That’s why Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare helps children, teens and adults coping with drug abuse, alcohol abuse or mental health treatment every day. From mental health counseling to substance abuse treatment and more, Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia residents are finding help and hope at Starting Point.

At Starting Point our goal is to help the people in our community live their best lives. That’s why we offer aid to those in need of mental health treatment and substance abuse recovery alternatives. We provide a wide variety of programs for all ages with special behavioral health and substance abuse programs for children, teens, women, families and older adults.

Starting Point Behavioral Health is located in Yulee, Florida, with drop-in clinics located in Yulee and Fernandina Beach. Led by a board certified psychiatrist, our team includes nurses, counselors, admission staff and other professionals who are focused on the best course of treatment for every individual. Starting Point has a long tradition of providing excellent mental health treatment and substance abuse programs in the community. Our community outreach programs include mental health first aid classes, in-school and in-home programs, and more. We are especially proud of the collaborative work we do with other healthcare providers and non-profit agencies in Nassau County, Florida.

Most of all, we want you to know that Starting Point is here to help you. If you or a loved one is coping with mental health issues, alcohol or drug dependency, we know it can be a difficult road to travel. Starting Point can be your new beginning and the first step on your path to recovery.

Learn About Our Mental Health First Aid Program 

Download Our Annual Report

Our latest annual report is now available for download, or you may pick up a copy at our main campus.

Annual Report (1619 downloads)


The National Council for Behavioral Health announced that 2 million Mental Health First Aiders around the country have been trained in the ALGEE Action Plan! More than 2,600 people in Northeast Florida have been trained by Starting Point. Learn more and meet the 2 millionth person to be trained!


New Report on Mass Violence Available

A new report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” provides important insights into the link between mental illness and mass violence. The National Council’s Medical Director Institute authored the report. You can download the report here.

In light of the tragic shootings recently, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” is both timely and relevant, and we are confident it will add to the national conversation underway about the link between mental illness and mass violence in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. Learn More




Healing Begins Here

If you or a loved one are coping with depression, addiction or other behavioral health issues, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is the place to begin your journey toward healing. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping those with addiction or behavioral health challenges through counseling, therapy and support.

Call Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare today and get started on your path to healing.


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