There are many benefits to membership in the Florida Council for Community Mental Health. These include:
- Effective Legislative Advocacy
- Effective Communications
- Consultation/Technical Assistance
- Policy Analysis
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Broward BH Coalition
Central FL BH Network, Inc.
South Florida BH Network
Southeast FL BH Network, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Action for Behavioral Health Care
Action for Behavioral Health Care is the Florida Council for Behavioral Healthcare's vehicle for providing financial support for candidates who share the organization’s goals for the community behavioral health care system and the people it serves. We accept donations through PayPal, a secure service for which you do not need an account. Please click the button below to contribute.
Help Your Patients
If your patients are ready to take the next step in quitting, refer them to Florida’s free and evidence-based resources.
Tobacco Free Florida and the FSU College of Medicine are working to expand access to treatment for tobacco dependency to people with mental health and substance abuse disorders. These individuals have significantly higher tobacco use prevalence rates compared to the general population, experience stronger withdrawal symptoms, and are less likely to have stopped smoking over their lifetime. Like other smokers, smokers with mental illness ARE interested in quitting and are able to quit when supported with evidence-based treatments. If you would like information about helping your clientele quit tobacco, please contact Andrée Aubrey at FSU College of Medicine at 850-645-6439 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are many resources available to you including scholarships for staff training, technical assistance with incorporating services at your site and other resources to support a tobacco project.
2015 Florida's Premier Behavioral Health Annual Conference Annual Conference
For information email Carlee Reynolds here.
Download the marketing prospectus here.
Utah police cite Medicaid expansion as crime prevention tool.
By Pamela Manson, The Salt Lake Tribune
Provo Police Chief John King holds a news conference at the Provo Police Department calling on state policymakers to accept federal funds to extend health insurance coverage for more Utah residents. The push, also supported by Orem Police Chief Gary Giles, argues that expansion of health coverage could prevent future crime and violence and save the state money.
John Kern of Lassiter-Ware makes a presentation on the Affordable Healthcare Act to attendees @ the recent Forum in Orlando.
Give recognition to your employees by nominating them for the FCCMH 2015 Professional of the Year Awards
Download the forms from the links below.
For nominations to be considered please return completed forms to Ron Fowler via e-mail by June 26th.
Tallahassee Police Department certifies 23 grads in CIT training
On Friday, law enforement professionals were recognized with a graduation luncheon for taking part in the Crisis Intervention Team Training hosted by the Apalachee Center.
State leaders look to pass mental health reform in 2016- News Service of Florida
As they reviewed legislative issues affecting children, lawmakers and state agency heads said this week they will push again in 2016 for two key bills that died in the abrupt end to this spring's regular session.
An overhaul of the state's mental-health system and an upgrade of early-learning programs topped a list of legislative priorities at Wednesday's meeting of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet in Stuart.
Read the content online here.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
It is more important than ever for all Americans to know that behavioral health is essential to health,
prevention works, treatment is effective, and
Visit the SAMHSA blog
Breaking Free of Mental Illness Stigma
Through Art Expression
Breaking Free of Mental Illness Stigma Through Art Expression was a gallery show that consisted of Apalachee Center client artwork created in therapy groups through the months of January to April.
Download the event flyer here.
The U.S. Medical Assistance Program’s Mental Health Initiative:
A New Resource for the Uninsured and Underinsured with Mental Illness
AmeriCares is the largest provider of donated medicines, vaccines and supplies in the United States, with more than $227 million in aid in 2014 and $3.6 billion delivered to date.
Visit their website here.
To apply/create an account to receive donations click here.
Download informative flyer here.
David Lawrence Center Helps Pilot Innovative, Web-based Telehealth Services
DLC was an early adopter of telepsychiatry between our satellite locations and other providers, but now has increased capacity to provide direct web-based counseling throughout the state of Florida.
Read the article here.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
We are spreading the word about the free, online resource, MakeTheConnection.net, to Veterans and their family members in Florida.
Visit the website here.