SPBH BLOG

Starting Point Hosts Open House For New Drop-In Center

September 30, 2016
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare hosted an Open House for its new Drop-In Center on Thursday, September 29, at its new location on 2201 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The open house included a brief ceremony, refreshments, unveiling of a new Donor Recognition Board, and tours of the facility. The Our…

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Nassau County BCC Proclaims September as Mental Health First Aid Month

August 23, 2016
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RESOLUTION 2016 – 113 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 2016 AS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID MONTH IN NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA. WHEREAS, progress in our country in enacting the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015 (S.711/H.R. 1877) and most recently the Helping Families in Mental…

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Faith and Mental Health: A Community Conversation

August 3, 2016
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Starting Point’s Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, will be one of the featured speakers at a workshop to discuss Spirituality and Addiction – Do I Need Help or Forgiveness? The event takes place on Thursday, August 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Red Bean Center’s Nassau…

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Register Now For 6th Annual Golf Tournament

August 2, 2016
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Starting Point Golf Tournament Benefits Programs for Mental Health Services in Nassau County Registration for foursomes and individual players is now open for the 6th Annual Starting Point Golf Tournament on Monday, November 7, at Amelia National Golf & Country Club. The event starts with registration at 11 a.m. with a…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class Registration Now Open

July 30, 2016
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Registration is now open for a Youth Mental Health First Aid class offered by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare on September 10. The class will be held from 9 am until 4:30 pm at the MLK Recreation Center Annex, 1200 Elm Street in Fernandina Beach, FL. The class is sponsored by…

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What Does Mental Illness Feel Like?

May 1, 2016
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Do You Know What Mental Illness Feels Like? We often hear the clinical terms used by doctors and other professionals to identify the symptoms of mental illnesses…but if someone hasn’t gone through it, would they know how to recognize it? So often, clinical terms don’t do justice to what life…

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HHS report: Medicaid expansion could improve behavioral health

March 31, 2016
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This article by Daniel Ducassi appeared in Politico on Mar. 28, 2016. We thought it would be informative for our clients and our community. Medicaid Expansion Could Help 2.8 Million Floridians Who Suffer From Mental Illness A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Monday found that…

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What is Mental Illness?

March 27, 2016
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The Many Faces of Mental Illness Mental illness is everywhere—affecting one in five adults every year (National Alliance of Mental Health – NAMI), and one in 20 people copes with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.  It’s time we stop sweeping the issue under the carpet and…

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