Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Honored with 2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact Award.
We are proud to announce that we have been recognized by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida for our Care Coordination program. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is being recognized for our collaborative efforts to reduce re-admission rates amongst people experiencing mental health crises and substance use disorder crises. The Care Coordination program uses a wrap-around service model to link individuals to community services such as Gateway Community Services and Mental Health Resource Center. The program then provides follow-up beyond the initial referral to increase the likelihood of a person continuing into recovery programs. Read about it in the Florida Times-Union here.
Starting Point Joins With Tobacco Free Florida to Raise Awareness of Connection Between COVID-19 and Tobacco Use
Starting Point has partnered with public health experts in northeast Florida to raise awareness of the connection between tobacco use and COVID-19—as well as provide free resources to help people quit tobacco.
Early research suggests smokers who become infected with COVID-19 may be at higher risk for serious health complications. We also know that using e-cigarettes can increase your odds of developing respiratory disease by 95%. Quitting tobacco has always saved lives. But today, it may save even more lives. Visit tobaccofreeflorida.com to access free tools and services for quitting or to learn more about tobacco use and COVID-19. For tips on how to talk with kids about vaping, please visit this blog.
Starting Point Encourages TeleHealth Online Appointments
The second of a two-part series on surviving the demands of the virtual world has been rescheduled from November 24 to December 3. Being Well, Starting Now “Screen Time Part 2” will explore Media Overload and Zoom Fatigue. If you are feeling a little “zoomed out” and anxious from all the digital media, join the…Read More
Starting Point Is One of Only 20 Selected for A National Project on Trauma, Racism, and Resilience-Oriented Care
The Only Provider in Florida Chosen Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare (SPBH) is one of only 20 providers nationally – and the only one in Florida – chosen to participate in the Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Equity Call to Action Community of Practice, sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health. This project will provide training to SPBH…Read More
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so we want to address this important issue in some of our blog posts. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention found that 1…Read More
The way we communicate about a subject conveys how we feel about that subject, so being aware of our language is important, especially when talking about suicide. People struggling with thoughts of suicide, attempt survivors, and suicide loss survivors often experience feelings of isolation and judgement due to how society thinks and talks about suicide.…Read More
Sept. 29 Session Wraps Up National Recovery Awareness Month Individuals recovering from a mental illness or addiction are celebrating their success and hard work during September, which is National Recovery Awareness Month. For many, it has been a long process involving deep emotional difficulties. But with the help of medical and Behavioral Health professionals, millions…Read More
Recovery Supportive Language The word “stigma” is defined as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” People with substance use disorder often deal with stigma due to misunderstandings of what causes substance use disorder; many people think it’s related to the morals or will-power of the person suffering, when in…Read More
Some Populations Are At A Higher Risk Certain communities and populations are at an increased risk for suicide due to various factors such as discrimination, health problems, and trauma. Suicide is preventable and being aware of the risk factors and protective factors can help us identify when a friend is struggling. The LGBTQ+ Community: Surveys…Read More
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Friends and family of someone in crisis are often caught off-guard, unprepared and unsure of what to do. Learning how to #BeThe1To help can save a life. Ask: Talk openly and honestly. Ask questions such as, “Are you thinking about suicide?” This shows that you’re open to talking…Read More
Being Well, Starting Now on September 15 Suicide is devastating to family and friends of anyone who attempts or completes the act. With more than 44,000 Americans dying each year from suicide, it has become a national mental health focus. On Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Noon, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will present a virtual program…Read More
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10, 2020, Tallahassee, Fla.—Today is World Suicide Prevention Day – a time to remember those impacted by suicide, and to raise awareness of resources and services available for all Floridians, especially those who may need support. The Centers for Disease Control recently conducted a survey on mental health, substance…Read More