Yulee, FL, – Registration is now open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid class scheduled Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 8-hour classes take place at the main campus of Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare at 463142…

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Anxiety is a common issue for both men and women of all ages.  In men, however, it’s less likely to be recognized. One reason for this is that men are typically raised to be strong and self-reliant. Feelings of insecurity, fear, or anxiety are often repressed. Thus, men may have trouble admitting to themselves as well…

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year. Planning, decorating, cooking, and buying gifts is an overwhelming process, even for the most experienced party planner. The process becomes more taxing when you add children to the festivities, with the need for constant distractions and entertainment so parents can meet deadlines. Things become even more…

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The National Council for Behavioral Health announced that 2 million Mental Health First Aiders around the country have been trained in the ALGEE Action Plan! That’s 2 million people who have the skills to identify and respond to mental health and substance use challenges and crises in their communities. More than 2,600 of those were trained…

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Healthy relationships take time and effort, and even the healthiest relationships don’t completely avoid conflicts. Instead, couples have learned how to handle conflicts and are committed to growing as a couple and as individuals. Whether you are just starting off in your relationship or have been together for a number of years, practicing these six…

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A new report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” provides important insights into the link between mental illness and mass violence. The National Council’s Medical Director Institute authored the report. You can download the report here. In light of the tragic shootings recently, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” is both…

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Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss, but a May Community Conversation on the subject drew a large number of local residents to discuss risks and prevention strategies. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a follow-up conversation about suicide that focuses on special populations including LGBTQ+, adolescents, and older adults.  Suicide in Special Populations:…

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