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Unexpected Signs of Anxiety in Men

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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Coordinating the Holidays Between Your Children and Your Ex

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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2 Million Mental Health First Aiders Trained

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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Six Habits for Building Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships take time and effort, and even the healthiest relationships don’t completely avoid conflicts. Instead, couples have learned how to handle conflicts and are committed to growing as a couple and as individuals. Whether you are just starting off in your relationship or have been together for a number of years, practicing these six…

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New Report on Causes of Mass Violence

A new report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” provides important insights into the link between mental illness and mass violence. The National Council’s Medical Director Institute authored the report. You can download the report here. In light of the tragic shootings recently, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” is both…

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Starting Point’s Next Community Conversation Focuses on Suicide Prevention Among Special Populations

Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss, but a May Community Conversation on the subject drew a large number of local residents to discuss risks and prevention strategies. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a follow-up conversation about suicide that focuses on special populations including LGBTQ+, adolescents, and older adults.  Suicide in Special Populations:…

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NASSAU COUNTY OPIOID RESPONSE PLANNING INITIATIVE KICK-OFF EVENT

Join Judge James Daniel on Tuesday June 25th from 4:30 – 5:00 on the steps of the Nassau County courthouse, located at the Judicial Complex, 76347 Veteran’s Way, Yulee, for the official kick-off of the Nassau County Opioid Response Program Planning Initiative (ORPPI-Nassau).  This initiative is funded through a grant from the Health Services and…

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5 Signs You May be Suffering from Anxiety (& What To Do About It)

Anxiety is more common than you realize. While you might feel alone in your worries, chances are good many around you are suffering from anxiousness too. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 40 million adult Americans are plagued by an anxiety disorder (nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-anxiety-disorder-among-adults.html). If you are concerned that anxiety might be causing…

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