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Suicide Prevention: A Community Conversation

Starting Point’s Next Community Conversation Focuses on the Difficult Topic of Suicide It is a public health issue that many people don’t like to talk about, but the increase in suicide attempts is alarming.  In Nassau County, the suicide rate is currently above the Florida state average and the number of Baker Acts (committing a…

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Registration is Open For Adult Mental Health First Aid Class May 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid class scheduled Saturday, May 11, 2019 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 Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s Yulee campus at 463142 SR 200. The Mental Health…

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Registration is Open For Adult Mental Health First Aid Class May 11, 2019

Yulee, FL, March 20, 2019 – Registration is now open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid class scheduled Saturday, May 11, 2019 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 Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s Yulee campus at…

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Accepting A Mental Illness Diagnosis

Take a moment to think about yourself. Think of all the things that make up your personality, the behaviors that your character is comprised of, the qualities that you’re most proud of and the ones that you’d rather keep a secret. You use these things as a starting point. All of these characteristics are what…

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A Guide to Loving Someone with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ODC) affects about 2% of the entire adult and child population, making it one of the more common mental illnesses. Being in a relationship with someone who suffers from a mental health issue isn’t easy. Whether it’s your partner, parent, child or close friend, loving someone with OCD requires patience, understanding and…

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Getting Healthy: Simple Steps Anyone Can Take

Starting Point’s February Community Conversation To Focus on Using Simple Wellness Practices To Improve Your Health Each year, millions of Americans make resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, or make other lifestyle changes to improve their health. Yet, many people give up before January is even over because it is too difficult, time-consuming, or too…

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Beating the Post-Holiday Blues: Tips for getting back on track

You’ve opened all the presents, recovered from food comas, and uploaded your holiday photos to social media. But now that the decorations are gone and parties are over, are you feeling a little depressed or anxious? You might be suffering from post-holiday blues.  The days and weeks of socializing, cooking, gift shopping, traveling, and tying…

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Facing your phobias – those wild things in your mind

Maybe you are afraid of spiders, or break out in a sweat thinking about going to a dental checkup. But for some people, fears become so severe they cause anxiety and interfere with normal life.  When a fear affects your life, it is called a phobia, an overwhelming, unreasonable and ongoing fear that leads to…

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Are vitamins and supplements OK with my anxiety & depression meds?

We all want to be healthier. And if you are experiencing anxiety or depression, you might think supplements or vitamins can help. But If you’re taking prescription medications for anxiety or depression, some natural options may not play nicely with your prescribed medications.  If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or depression your…

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