Register Now For Adult Mental Health First Aid Class

Registration is now open for an Adult Mental Health First Aid class on Thursday, October 12. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Police Department’s Community Room, 1525 Lime St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. The class is presented by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare. Mental Health First Aid…

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Back To School With Mental Health First Aid

  August is back-to-school month, and we all know what that means. The new school year means new clothes, shoes, school supplies and more. But part of preparing to go back to school, whether as a student or teacher, also means taking care of your mental health and well-being. As part of our #BeTheDifference campaign,…

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Registration Is Now Open For The 2017 Annual Golf Tournament

Starting Point Golf Tournament Benefits Programs for Mental Health Services¬† Registration for foursomes and individual players is now open for the 7th Annual Starting Point Golf Tournament on Monday, November 6, at Amelia National Golf & Country Club. The event starts with registration at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start and Noon and a scramble…

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The Addiction Cycle: Inside the Brain

As scientists learn more about the causes of substance use disorder, they come to understand the larger role that the brain plays in cravings, substance use, and ultimately substance abuse. If you suspect a loved one is struggling with illegal drug or alcohol abuse, learning more about the brain’s role in addiction can help you…

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Puzzling for Perspective: Clear Your Mind with a Jigsaw Puzzle

In today’s world of hustle and bustle, it’s hard to keep a clear head. But clarity can be key to success and well-being–and it may be just a closet away. If you’ve got jigsaw puzzles stacked up inside, pull them out. They’re not just for fun; they can be an effective tool for improving mental…

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Starting Point Marks May As Mental Health Month

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare marked the month of May as Mental Health Month with a number of activities designed to raise awareness about the issue in the community. Board members, staff and volunteers gave out information about Mental Health First Aid classes and other programs at the annual Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, and the…

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Blood Drive May 4 at Starting Point

Your donation will save lives! Come to Starting Point on Thursday, May 4, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and donate blood. Starting Point is proud to partner with LifeSouth for this important community event!

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Panera Bread Fundraiser Night To Benefit Starting Point

You can help support Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare while enjoying fresh, delicious food on Thursday, April 20, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Panera Bread, 463861 State Road 200 in Yulee, FL. It is a great way to support your local community mental health and substance abuse organization. Please print out and bring this…

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Treatment For Depression

Depression Can Be Treated Depression can be treated successfully and many people can resume their daily lives. Because no two people are affected by depression in the same way, there are many different approaches to treatment. It may involve some trial and error before you find the right treatment. Antidepressants can take up to four…

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