8 Steps To Help You Quit Smoking (For Good!)

Tips To Become A Non-Smoker For Good If you’re like thousands of other smokers, you may have made a New Year’s resolution to quit your harmful habit in order to help your body and your wallet at the same time. Alternatively, perhaps you just woke up one day and decided it was time to live…

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An Important Message About Suicide Prevention

An Important Message About Suicide Prevention From The National Council For Behavioral Health Preventing Suicide is Everyone’s Business: Statement by Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO The high-profile deaths by suicide last week of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade shed light on a growing national problem. While other causes of death are declining,…

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Mental Health & Your Gut – What’s The Connection?

Starting Point’s July 30 Community Conversation To Focus on Digestive Health And Its Influence On Mental Health You have probably had a “gut feeling” or some stomach upset when you were stressed. Now, scientists are learning that there is actually a “second brain” in your gut that influences how you think and feel. In fact,…

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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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