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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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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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Care Coordination: What is it? Who qualifies? [Infographic]

March 16, 2021
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At Starting Point we know that spending time in high levels of care (like jail or prison, state mental health treatment facilities, crisis stabilization units, detox, and emergency rooms) has its own set of challenges. We also know that it is no walk in the park to transition from those…

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How To Gain Support After a Loss From Overdose or Suicide

February 3, 2021
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Oftentimes when an individual loses a loved one from suicide or overdose there are mixed thoughts and feelings. They may have feelings of anger or resentment towards their lost loved one and, at other times, they may simply question what went wrong. There could be times when an individual doesn’t…

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Talking About Suicide

September 24, 2020
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The way we communicate about a subject conveys how we feel about that subject, so being aware of our language is important, especially when talking about suicide. People struggling with thoughts of suicide, attempt survivors, and suicide loss survivors often experience feelings of isolation and judgement due to how society…

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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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