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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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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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Domestic Violence & Substance Use

October 9, 2020
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so we want to address this important issue in some of our blog posts. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. The Office of Juvenile Justice and…

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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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NASSAU COUNTY OPIOID RESPONSE PLANNING INITIATIVE KICK-OFF EVENT

June 26, 2019
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Join Judge James Daniel on Tuesday June 25th from 4:30 – 5:00 on the steps of the Nassau County courthouse, located at the Judicial Complex, 76347 Veteran’s Way, Yulee, for the official kick-off of the Nassau County Opioid Response Program Planning Initiative (ORPPI-Nassau).  This initiative is funded through a grant…

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Opioid Use & Treatment is Topic of October 22 Community Conversations

September 25, 2018
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Every day, there are 170 deaths due to opioid overdose, according to a study by the National Academy of Medicine. Since 1999, the number of opioid-related deaths — from both prescription opioids and illegal drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil — has quadrupled. In 2016, there were more than 4,600 deaths…

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