As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, social distancing is quickly turning into physical distancing and even quarantines, meaning individuals and families are at home and unable to go out. Some people must quarantine themselves from even their own families. As days turn into weeks, this can become not just stressful but harmful to their mental health.…

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This article appeared in NCFL on March 27, 2020. See the original article here. As the coronavirus heightens levels of stress, anxiety and concern for public safety through social distancing, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has launched a telehealth program to provide mental health and substance abuse recovery services by smartphone, tablet or computer. The agency…

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To provide for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and attendees, the March 28 class has been canceled. New classes will be scheduled as soon as the situation permits. For more information or to register for a future class, visit MHFANassau.com, call Katrina Robinson-Wheeler at 904.415.9350, or Email MHFA@spbh.org. 

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Yulee, FL, – Registration is now open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid class scheduled Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 8-hour classes take place at the main campus of Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare at 463142…

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Anxiety is a common issue for both men and women of all ages.  In men, however, it’s less likely to be recognized. One reason for this is that men are typically raised to be strong and self-reliant. Feelings of insecurity, fear, or anxiety are often repressed. Thus, men may have trouble admitting to themselves as well…

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year. Planning, decorating, cooking, and buying gifts is an overwhelming process, even for the most experienced party planner. The process becomes more taxing when you add children to the festivities, with the need for constant distractions and entertainment so parents can meet deadlines. Things become even more…

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The National Council for Behavioral Health announced that 2 million Mental Health First Aiders around the country have been trained in the ALGEE Action Plan! That’s 2 million people who have the skills to identify and respond to mental health and substance use challenges and crises in their communities. More than 2,600 of those were trained…

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