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How to Volunteer at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

June 8, 2021
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Many people look for purpose or mission-driven activities to do in their spare time. For some, volunteering is an opportunity to give something back to their community and to make a difference to the people in their neighborhoods. For others, volunteering may be an opportunity to build new skills, share experiences or knowledge, or, simply, an activity to build relationships

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Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and Mayor Mike Lednovich Declare May as “Mental Health First Aid Month”

May 25, 2021
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On Monday, May 10th, 2021, Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, Community Liaison and Trainer at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare (SPBH), accepted a Resolution from the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners declaring the month of May as Mental Health First Aid month.

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare MHFA Graduates May 2021

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare awarded Florida Blue Foundation grant focusing on healthy conversations to help families

May 18, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare announced it was awarded a four-year Florida Blue Foundation mental well-being grant for an evidenced-based program to encourage healthy conversations and activities for children and families, leading to happier and healthier lives.

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How to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (In May and Year-Round)

May 13, 2021
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Every year, the month of May is celebrated nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. Here at Starting Point, every single day, we work hard to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and educate Nassau County and Northeast Florida residents about mental health. In this post, we will describe mental health and mental…

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Launches Volunteer ‘Ambassador Program’

April 30, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare announced the launch of their Ambassador Program, a volunteer program that advocates to reduce stigma related to mental health and substance use disorders. The Ambassador Program is Starting Point’s first opportunity to engage Nassau County residents as volunteers or ‘behavioral health advocates.’

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Elizabeth "Bizzy" Chance, Director Gregory Foster, Marsha Proctor Killen

Starting Point Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Directors

April 30, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare today announced that Elizabeth Chance, Gregory Foster, and Marsha Proctor Killen have joined the agency’s Board of Directors effective April 20th, 2021. Each Director will serve an initial term of three years. The Board of Directors oversees the nonprofit organization’s services while guiding the strategic vision of the agency.

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Starting Point's Mobile Response Team

How to Get 24/7 Emergency Assistance During a Crisis

April 15, 2021
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Mental health and substance use emergencies happen around the clock. Oftentimes, when individuals experience a behavioral health emergency, they turn to law enforcement, hospital emergency departments, and inpatient treatment for help. While it is always important to involve law enforcement when you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, Starting Point’s Mobile Response Team (MRT)…

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Student Loan Forgiveness

Starting Point Now Offers Eligible Employees Up To $100,000 of Student Loan Forgiveness

April 5, 2021
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Yulee, FL: Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is now an approved site through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and able to offer all eligible employees up to $100,000 of student loan forgiveness. The NHSC’s mission is to build healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care.

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Starting Point Reflects on COVID-19 and Shares a Message of Hope

March 22, 2021
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It is not lost on our organization that March highlights the 1-year anniversary of the World Health Organization identifying COVID-19 as a pandemic and the Florida Governor issuing an executive order to close schools and businesses except for essential workers. At the time, we all thought this would be temporary and we would be back to ‘normal’ within a couple of months.

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