The second of a two-part series on surviving the demands of the virtual world has been rescheduled from November 24 to December 3. Being Well, Starting Now “Screen Time Part 2” will explore Media Overload and Zoom Fatigue. If you are feeling a little “zoomed out” and anxious from all the digital media, join the…

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The Only Provider in Florida Chosen  Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare (SPBH) is one of only 20 providers nationally  – and the only one in Florida – chosen to participate in the Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Equity Call to Action Community of Practice, sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health. This project will provide training to SPBH…

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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 Delinquency Prevention found that 1…

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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 thinks and talks about suicide.…

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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 will present a virtual program…

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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 survey on mental health, substance…

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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 your life who identifies as…

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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. The next Being Well Starting…

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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 result of a very stressful…

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Starting Point Launches New Virtual Discussion Groups The coronavirus epidemic has brought more than homeschooling and face masks into our lives; it has created stress for many people. Added stress, feelings of frustration and even anger are affecting the mental health of some people. It can be difficult to find the right person to talk…

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