Registration Open for June 30 Adult Mental Health First Aid Class

The next Adult Mental Health First Aid class is scheduled for June 30, and registration for the free training class is now open. The 8-hour class begins at 8:30 and ends at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Fernandina Beach Police Department’s Community Room, 1525 Lime St., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. The class is…

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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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What Are The Risk Factors For Depression?

Common Risk Factors For Depression Depression is among the most common mental health disorders and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors. And, while depression most commonly occurs in adults, children and teens also can experience the disorder. Depression among older adults can be a result of chronic health conditions…

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What Are The Signs Of Depression?

Depression Symptoms Depression is a very common mental health disorder that is more common in women than men. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that one in every 15 adults is affected by depression. It is a serious medical illness that can lead to other emotional and physical problems if not treated.   Depression goes beyond temporary…

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Starting Point Hosts Blood Drive on Feb. 9

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s main campus will be the site of a Blood Drive on February 9, 2017. Working in partnership with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Starting Point will host the event from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at 463142 State Road 200 in Yulee, FL. All blood donors will receive a gift in recognition…

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5 Ways To Make 2017 The Best Year Ever

5 Easy Tips to Be Happy Now and Make 2017 the Best Year Yet! New year, new you–at least, that’s what everyone is saying. But this year, you mean it. The best way to bring happiness into your life is by making small, tangible changes that you can validate, to help keep you on track…

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