Adult Services (3)




We offer a range of programs, treatment services, and treatment groups to adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Child & Adolescent Services (3)




We offer programs, treatment services, and treatment groups for individuals 17 and younger that struggle with mental health or substance use disorders.

Community Outreach & Education Services




We provide four community-based programs as part of our mission to promote emotional wellness through community education & awareness.

Emergency Services (3)




We provide 24/7 emergency screening, crisis stabilization, and referral to other services for anyone experiencing a behavioral health emergency.

Our Mission

To promote emotional wellness through psychiatric, mental health and substance use disorder treatment services and community education and awareness.

Get Certified in M.H.F.A.

Certification course teaching community members to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Attend a Virtual Discussion

Monthly virtual support meetings welcoming NE FL community members to discuss the effects of mental health and substance use issues.

Join a Support Group

Monthly support groups for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide or overdose. Hosted in Fernandina Beach, FL, and Hilliard, FL.

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Latest news at Starting Point

My Ascension - Save the Date

Save the Date for a Private Screening and Q&A with Suicide Survivor and Activist, Emma Benoit

July 28, 2021

On September 23rd, 2021, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a private virtual screening of My Ascension, a documentary film and movement to spread hope and fight suicide, followed by a live Q&A with Emma Benoit and filmmaker Greg Dicharry. Tickets are free but limited seating is available. You won’t want to miss this!

Case Management Definition and Wheel describing what it provides

What is Case Management and how can it help me or someone I love? [Infographic]

July 26, 2021

If you are an adult living with a diagnosed serious mental illness or a child living with a serious emotional disturbance diagnosis, we know that moving through life can be challenging. Our Case Management program is designed to give you the tools you need to effectively manage your own life. We have a team of Case Managers that are resource connectors…

SPBH Board Members Drue Ashwell and Tom McKenna

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Thanks Outgoing Board Members for Years of Dedicated Service

July 22, 2021

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Drue Ashwell and Thomas “Tom” McKenna for their committed leadership on the Board of Directors. Both members joined in March 2012 and served over 9 years to elevate the mission and vision of the agency, reduce stigma surrounding mental health…

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Pride Month in Rural Communities: How to Celebrate and find Resources and Support

June 29, 2021

Every year, the month of June is celebrated nationally as Pride Month. For those living in rural communities, celebrating *LGBTQIA+ Pride Month can be a bit of a challenge as the larger events are normally reserved for cities like Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and New York. In this post, we’ll describe Pride Month, share some ways to get involved…

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