PRESS ROOM

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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Launches Volunteer ‘Ambassador Program’

April 30, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare announced the launch of their Ambassador Program, a volunteer program that advocates to reduce stigma related to mental health and substance use disorders. The Ambassador Program is Starting Point’s first opportunity to engage Nassau County residents as volunteers or ‘behavioral health advocates.’

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Elizabeth "Bizzy" Chance, Director Gregory Foster, Marsha Proctor Killen

Starting Point Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Directors

April 30, 2021
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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare today announced that Elizabeth Chance, Gregory Foster, and Marsha Proctor Killen have joined the agency’s Board of Directors effective April 20th, 2021. Each Director will serve an initial term of three years. The Board of Directors oversees the nonprofit organization’s services while guiding the strategic vision of the agency.

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Student Loan Forgiveness

Starting Point Now Offers Eligible Employees Up To $100,000 of Student Loan Forgiveness

April 5, 2021
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Yulee, FL: Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is now an approved site through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and able to offer all eligible employees up to $100,000 of student loan forgiveness. The NHSC’s mission is to build healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care.

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Laureen Pagel, CEO at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, accepting award from the Plantation Ladies Association of Amelia Island Community Outreach Chair, Peg Kolasa, and President, Lynne Pelletiere

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Honored at Plantation Ladies’ March Luncheon

March 19, 2021
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Yulee, FL: On March 9th, the Plantation Ladies Association of Amelia Island honored Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare as their designated March Charity with an award in the amount of $1,250. The beneficiary of this award is selected by the Plantation Ladies and identified as a well-deserving nonprofit organization that is making an impact in Nassau County, FL.

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men and women sitting in a circle receiving group therapy

Family Support Group to Aid Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide or Overdose

February 11, 2021
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Yulee, FL — Losing a family member to suicide or overdose is a crushing experience for everyone involved. The pain, shame and guilt can be overwhelming, yet survivors often feel as if there is no one to talk to who will understand.  A new Family Support Group offered by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare,…

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Next Virtual Group To Discuss Body Image, Diet Culture, and Mental Health

February 11, 2021
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Being Well Scheduled for Noon on February 25 Yulee, FL — Keto, Paleo, Low Fat, Low Carb – it seems there is no end to the number of ways we are told to eat to stay fit and healthy. But a constant focus on how our bodies look and what we are…

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