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Family Support Group to Aid Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide or Overdose

February 11, 2021
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Two locations in Nassau County Each Month Yulee, FL — Losing a family member to suicide or overdose is a crushing experience for everyone involved. The pain, shame and guilt can be overwhelming, yet survivors often feel as if there is no one to talk to who will understand.  A new Family…

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Next Virtual Group To Discuss Body Image, Diet Culture, and Mental Health

February 11, 2021
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Being Well Scheduled for Noon on February 25 Yulee, FL — Keto, Paleo, Low Fat, Low Carb – it seems there is no end to the number of ways we are told to eat to stay fit and healthy. But a constant focus on how our bodies look and what we are…

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How To Gain Support After a Loss From Overdose or Suicide

February 3, 2021
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Oftentimes when an individual loses a loved one from suicide or overdose there are mixed thoughts and feelings. They may have feelings of anger or resentment towards their lost loved one and, at other times, they may simply question what went wrong. There could be times when an individual doesn’t…

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November 24 Being Well, Starting Now Rescheduled For December 3

November 16, 2020
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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…

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Starting Point Is One of Only 20 Selected for A National Project on Trauma, Racism, and Resilience-Oriented Care

October 21, 2020
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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…

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Domestic Violence & Substance Use

October 9, 2020
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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…

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Talking About Suicide

September 24, 2020
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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…

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Being Well, Starting Now To Explore The Recovery Process

September 22, 2020
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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…

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Say This, Not That, About Recovery

September 15, 2020
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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…

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