How to Keep Calm in an Increasingly Angry World 

Angry people seem everywhere today. You see it in people’s faces. You hear it in their voices. You might hear it in your own voice. Living in a society that often consists of wall-to-wall annoyances and blood pressure pushing provocations, we are faced daily with what seems like countless reasons to blow a fuse.  Here…

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Facts About Autism From The CDC

Please register now for Autism: A Community Conversion on Monday, April 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Peck Center. Learn more.   Source: CDC.gov

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Autism: A Community Conversation Set For April 30

Join The Conversation on Autism Join Starting Point for the first of its Community Conversation Series entitled “Autism: A Community Conversation” on Monday, April 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach. Jill Hill, Certified ESE Instructor at the Partnership for Child Health will be the Keynote Speaker. The event…

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Journaling Can Relieve Stress (& Anxiety!)

How to Use a Journal for Stress Management Journal writing is a powerful tool for reducing the effects of stress as well as anxiety and many other mental health conditions. It’s something that anyone can do with just a pen and paper to manage stress right away and over time.  Understanding Stress Stress is your…

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Don’t Miss Charity Night on March 22!

Why not have dinner out Thursday night AND support Starting Point at the same time! Just bring this flyer with you, or tell your server you are supporting Starting Point. You can make a difference in the lives of people with mental illness and substance abuse disorder in our community.

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Registration is Open For Adult Mental Health First Aid Classes

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has scheduled two Adult Mental Health First Aid Classes in March and April. The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 8-hour classes take place in the Fernandina Beach Police Department’s Community Room. The Mental Health First Aid program teaches participants a five-step action plan…

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Living With Bipolar Disorder (& Working, Too)

Working With Bipolar Disorder Living with bipolar disorder makes it harder to maintain relationships and employment because of challenges associated with the disease, but it is possible. People diagnosed with the mental health condition can take steps to increase their chances of a stable relationship and steady employment. Through proper diagnosis, honesty, and treatment for…

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Recognizing Depression in Children and Teens

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Kids, Teens & Depression  Your 11-year-old is the class bully. Your 15-year-old daughter exhibits frequent sudden bursts of anger. Normal signs of childhood development or early warning signs? Depression is a serious problem in both children and teens, and learning to recognize the symptoms early can help prevent future episodes and set them up for…

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What is Anxiety Disorder?

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The Three Types of Anxiety Disorder It is normal to feel anxious from time to time – everyone does. Looming deadlines, tax season or first dates can all cause a little anxiety. But there is a significant difference between  occasional stress and tension and the mental health problem we call Anxiety Disorder. There are three…

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