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
Beacon Health Options
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Broward BH Coalition
Central FL BH Network, Inc.
South Florida BH Network
Lutheran Services Florida
Southeast FL BH Network
Johnson & Johnson
University of South Florida - Medicaid Drug Therapy Program
Florida State University - College of Medicine
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.
Download the 2017 Legislative Session Dates here
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 email@example.com. 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.
Baptist Health Care Foundation announces the 2016 Hollinger Award recipients
The Baptist Health Care Foundation announced the 2016 Hollinger Award recipients for outstanding service contributions to the community. We're proud to share that Gary Bembry, Lakeview CEO, is among the recipients. Also recognized is Sue Straughn for her tireless efforts to help children in foster care over the years. Pictured left to right: Sue Straughn, Logan Hunter, B. Kirk Ball, Connie Crosby, Gary Bembry.(11.10.16)
SAVE THE DATE!
2017 Florida Behavioral Health Conference
August 16-18, 2017
It's already time to plan for next year's Florida Behavioral Health Conference. The 2016 event drew a crowd of more than 1300 attendees. Now, the stage is set to make 2017 even bigger.
Mark your calendars for August 16-18 in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. BHCon 2017 is hosted by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association and the Florida Council on Community Mental Health.
SMA’s BEACH House 5K Run for Runaways Scheduled for Nov. 12th
The race will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 12th. The goals of the event include: raising awareness for the needs of runaways, and for homeless and/or at-risk youth as part of Runaway Prevention Month;
raising funds for the Huger Adolescent Campus, which currently houses RAP (Residential Adolescent Program) and will house BEACH House upon completion of the major renovations currently underway; and to provide a fun and competitive 5K/Run.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is pleased to announce the release of two new resources on suicide prevention among men in the middle years.
The suicide rate of men ages 35 to 64 is more than double the national average, and it is increasing. The video and report were produced to help suicide prevention programs and others working with middle-aged men address this problem.
View the video "Men in the Middle Years" here.
Read/download the report here.
Important 2017 Legislative Session Dates
Download the updated document for 2017 session.
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New Horizons wins health award at United Way campaign kickoff ceremony
It was a grand day in the 58-year history of New Horizons when the United Way of St. Lucie County presented the first ever Health Impact Award to the nonprofit at this year’s campaign launch event at the Santa Lucia Club on Sept. 22. The award recognizes the progress being made in the health field by New Horizons with the integration of the Primary Care Clinic alongside traditional services offered by the largest mental health provider in the region.(09.23.16)
Suicide Prevention Month: Keep Fighting — Together
Vanessa Berben's Huffington Post blog.
"I almost didn’t make it for one of the greatest eras of my life. Right at this very moment, no career has been more rewarding, new friendships have never been so promising, and most importantly: I love someone more fiercely, more openly and honestly than I ever have before."
Click here to read the entire story
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Suicide Prevention Month: #BeThere
VA Highlights Initiatives to Prevent Veteran and Servicemember Suicide
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Florida Department of Children and Families FLORIDA SUICIDE PREVENTION EVENTS CALENDAR
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Florida Department of Children and Families SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN 2016-2020
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September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention week!
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The Council recognized the 2016 Professionals of the Year awards and 2016 Fellows inductees at annual conference in Orlando last week.
Watch the webinar "Addressing Tobacco Use in Menal Health" by Jill M. Williams, MD.
If you were unable to attend the live presentation at the FSU Turnbull Center on June 17, 2016, you may watch this recorded presentation and be eligible to receive CMEs/CEUs.
Watch the presentation online today!
After viewing the presentation, download the form below and fill it out entirely. Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and your CEUs/CMEs will be processed.
Download the CME/CEU form here.