SPBH BLOG

Being Well, Starting Now To Explore The Recovery Process

September 22, 2020
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Sept. 29 Session Wraps Up National Recovery Awareness Month Individuals recovering from a mental illness or addiction are celebrating their success and hard work during September, which is National Recovery Awareness Month. For many, it has been a long process involving deep emotional difficulties. But with the help of medical…

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Say This, Not That, About Recovery

September 15, 2020
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Recovery Supportive Language The word “stigma” is defined as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” People with substance use disorder often deal with stigma due to misunderstandings of what causes substance use disorder; many people think it’s related to the morals or will-power of…

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Suicide in Specific Communities

September 12, 2020
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Some Populations Are At A Higher Risk Certain communities and populations are at an increased risk for suicide due to various factors such as discrimination, health problems, and trauma. Suicide is preventable and being aware of the risk factors and protective factors can help us identify when a friend is…

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How to #BeThe1To Help in 5 Steps

September 11, 2020
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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Friends and family of someone in crisis are often caught off-guard, unprepared and unsure of what to do. Learning how to #BeThe1To help can save a life. Ask: Talk openly and honestly. Ask questions such as, “Are you thinking about suicide?” This shows…

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Starting Point to Discuss Suicide Prevention in Next Online Discussion

September 10, 2020
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Being Well, Starting Now on September 15 Suicide is devastating to family and friends of anyone who attempts or completes the act. With more than 44,000 Americans dying each year from suicide, it has become a national mental health focus. On Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Noon, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare…

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Staggering Statistics on Suicide Show Need for Increased Awareness and Efforts

September 10, 2020
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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10, 2020, Tallahassee, Fla.—Today is World Suicide Prevention Day – a time to remember those impacted by suicide, and to raise awareness of resources and services available for all Floridians, especially those who may need support. The Centers for Disease Control recently conducted a…

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The ABCs of Supporting LBGQT Friends & Family

August 25, 2020
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Everyone has something that makes them unique. But, sometimes people’s differences make them the target of bullying, harassment, and even violence. People who identify as LBGQT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning) often experience discrimination because they are thought of as different.  Chances are, there’s at least one person in…

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Is COVID Impacting Your Relationship?

July 30, 2020
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Join Starting Point For An Online Discussion The Coronavirus pandemic has changed our world – from how we work, learn and recreate to how we interact with our family and friends. Not surprisingly, the situation can cause friction between partners and families who may be feeling cooped up and frustrated.…

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Am I having a Panic Attack?

July 24, 2020
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You might not know this, but most people have experienced a panic attack at some point. Panic attacks can be very frightening. You might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Sometimes panic attacks come out of nowhere and for no obvious reason. Other times, they can be a…

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