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Join us for a virtual conversation on keeping your relationships healthy during this stressful and unusual time.  Healthy Relationships, Part 2: Intimate Partner Violence will be offered on September 1 at Noon and feature Cassie Ott, Outreach Director at Micah's Place. She will discuss topics such as intimate partner violence, the relationships spectrum, and identification of abusive behavior, COVID-19 in relation to IPV, developing a safety plan and discussion of pattern of escalation, support of survivors, and resources. Register for free.

Suicide is Preventable is next topic

flyer for Sept. 15 Being Well session on suicide preventionOn September 15, the topic will be Suicide is Preventable: Be the 1 to Help. September is National Suicide Awareness Month and we will be discussing how to recognize someone who is considering suicide, and what steps you can take. The conversation begins at Noon. Register for free.


Community Conversations is All About Vaping

The myths and facts about vaping are the topic of the next Community Conversation sponsored by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare. Vaping: Out of the Cloud, A Vaping Epidemic will be offered in two virtual sessions on August 31 at Noon and again on September 10 at 6 pm. Jen Emmons and Julie Collins from CivCom/Tobacco Free Nassau from will be the guest speakers. Register for free.

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare would like to announce the launch of our new YouTube page. Please  be sure to like our page and subscribe here.

Starting Point is open and serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have instituted telehealth as a way to continue services and our Yulee office is still serving clients in person.

Please watch our video and call us at (904) 225-8280 for more information. Crisis lines are open 24/7 at 904.580.0529 (Children/Adolescents) or 904.206.1756 (Adults).

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Mental Health Treatment and Substance Abuse Recovery Services


Life leads us down many roads. Sometimes the paths we travel can be hard to handle alone. That’s why Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare helps children, teens and adults coping with substance use disorder or mental health treatment every day. From mental health counseling to treatment for addiction and more, Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia residents are finding help and hope at Starting Point.

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Honored With 2020 Local Focus. Lasting Impact.™ Moments Recognition

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 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

During this uncertain time, we want to assure you that Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to providing our services to those who need them, including Emergency Assistance. We are focused on helping you through this stressful period by providing information and access to our staff with online appointments.
Beginning immediately, Starting Point is encouraging the use of Telehealth for our clients. This includes all medication management, individual, and group therapy services.All current patients are being contacted by their therapist, case manager, or support staff member to begin using Zoom for future appointments. If you are not familiar with how to use Zoom, someone on our staff can help you. You also can call into the session with your own secure meeting ID#.
If you have a scheduled appointment and have not heard from us, please call 904.225.8280 to speak with a registration clerk.
We have 2 client telehealth offices available on site for those who do not have access to a computer or smartphone. We continue to offer Open Access for new patients each morning on a limited basis.
Please note that all visitors to the office will be screened for COVID-19 before entering.
As always, 24/7 Crisis Assistance is available by calling 904.225.8280.
Starting Point is committed to helping our community through this difficult time.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has caused a lot of anxiety and stress for everyone. Those with existing mental health concerns may experience greater difficulties. Starting Point has prepared information and resources you can use to get the latest information on COVID-19 and learn how to manage anxiety and stress during social isolation and quarantine.
Here are some tips from the CDC to help manage stress and anxiety:
or you can visit our special section on COVID-19.


Download Our 2018 - 2019 Annual Report


Our 2018 - 2019 annual report is now available for download. To request a copy of the report, please Email

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