Understanding Mental Health Among Minority Groups and How to Build a Stronger Community

October 26, 2021
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Did you know that minoritized populations are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services, often receive poorer quality of mental health care and are underrepresented in mental health research? Shocking right? We thought so too.

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare awarded $4.7 million to expand Mental Health Services and open new location in Callahan

September 29, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare announced it was awarded $4.7 million in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration CMHC Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to enable community mental health centers to support..

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare awarded grants to teach teen Mental Health First Aid in every Nassau County High School 10th grade classroom

September 28, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare announced it was awarded grants from Baptist Health and the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida to offer teen Mental Health First Aid at every public high school in Nassau County, FL. This project will expand the partnership..

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Suicide Prevention – Warning Signs, Statistics, Risk Factors, and How to Save a Life

September 23, 2021
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Ninety-three percent of adults surveyed in the U.S. think suicide can be prevented. This begs the question – how? In this blog post, we will talk about suicide prevention, uncover some myths and facts about suicide, take a look at local and national suicide statistics, discuss the warning signs and risk factors for suicide..

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City of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County Board of County Commissioners declare August 31st International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2021
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On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021, Amy Pipkin, Prevention Supervisor at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, accepted a Resolution from Fernandina Beach City Commissioners declaring August 31st as International Overdose Awareness Day.

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Presents My Ascension: A Documentary to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide

August 17, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a special pre-release screening of My Ascension: A Documentary to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide, taking place at Yulee High School on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, and featuring special guests Emma Benoit and Greg Dicharry for a live post-screening Q&A.

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One Way to Treat Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

August 5, 2021
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Living with major depressive disorder (MDD) affects every aspect of your life including how you feel, how you think, and how you behave. It can lead to a variety of emotional, physical, and social problems. MDD may impact your ability to do normal day-to-day activities including getting out of bed,…

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Save the Date for a Private Screening and Q&A with Suicide Survivor and Activist, Emma Benoit

July 28, 2021
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On September 23rd, 2021, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a private virtual screening of My Ascension, a documentary film and movement to spread hope and fight suicide, followed by a live Q&A with Emma Benoit and filmmaker Greg Dicharry. Tickets are free but limited seating is available. You won’t want to miss this!

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What is Case Management and how can it help me or someone I love? [Infographic]

July 26, 2021
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If you are an adult living with a diagnosed serious mental illness or a child living with a serious emotional disturbance diagnosis, we know that moving through life can be challenging. Our Case Management program is designed to give you the tools you need to effectively manage your own life. We have a team of Case Managers that are resource connectors…

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