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SAMHSA

FEMA Notice, Amended 9/21/2017

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(09.25.17)

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FEMA Disaster Declaration For Irma

List of Florida Counties Designated for Individual Assistance.

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(09.25.17)

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SAMHSA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

The CCP helps individuals and communities recover from natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and access to mental health services.

About the CCP:
The CCP is a short-term disaster relief grant for states, U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribes. CCP grants are awarded after a presidential disaster declaration. CCP funding supports community-based outreach, counseling, and other mental health services to survivors of natural and human-caused disasters.

Types of CCP Grants:
The CCP provides supplemental funding to state, territory, or tribal mental health authorities through two grant programs:
The Immediate Services Program (ISP) grant provides funding for up to 60 days after a presidential disaster declaration.
The Regular Services Program (RSP) grant provides funding for up to nine months after a presidential disaster declaration.
To learn more about program milestones and managing a CCP, access the CCP Resource Toolkit

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(09.25.17)

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SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center

Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC).
DTAC helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster.

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(09.25.17)

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Updated Hurricane Irma (DR-4337) Disaster Declaration

The FEMA website has been updated the counties eligible for assistance.

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(09.15.17)

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Additional Number of Opioid Treatment Programs Needed

County by county assessment.

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(09.25.17)

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Application Forms to Apply for Licensure

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, the Department has extended the applicant submission dates. Applications will now be accepted at Department headquarters from October 2, 2017 at 8 a.m. Eastern Time until October 23, 2017, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must be delivered to the following address: Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, 1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700.

Click here to download the mh4036 provider application

Click here to download the mh4037 provider application

(09.25.17)

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Update for Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs for Opioid Disorders in Response to the Emergency Rule, 65DER 17-1, F.A.C.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, the Department has extended the applicant submission dates. Applications will now be accepted at Department headquarters from October 2, 2017 at 8 a.m. Eastern Time until October 23, 2017, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must be delivered to the following address: Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, 1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700.

Click here to read the update

(09.25.17)

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DCF to Conduct Needs Assessment for Expansion of Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) this week revised state rule to expand methadone medication-assisted treatment to help fight the national opioid epidemic in Florida. The emergency rule for 65D-30.014, Florida Administrative Code, was adopted through emergency rulemaking as a result of Governor Rick Scott signing Executive Order 17-146 on May 3, declaring a statewide Public Health Emergency and directing the immediate draw down of grant funds through the federal State Targeted Response the Opioid Crisis Grant. 

Click here to read the needs assessment

(09.25.17)

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The September 2017 issue of The Council Connection newletter is available

Our lastest version full of BHCon photos, timely articles and the latest news.

Click here to get download the .pdf

(09.25.17)

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PREVENTION & AWARENESS - 3 Common Misbeliefs About Suicide

The ActiveMinds blog has a downloadable document available in hopes of changing the conversation about mental health. 

Click here to read the article and download the file

(09.22.17)

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September is Suicide Prevention Month - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Call 1-800-273-8255

Click here to get more information

(09.19.17)

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Senator Nelson provides FEMA disaster assistance information

Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. If you’re eligible, it’s important that you get your FEMA claim in as soon as possible, without delay

Click here to get more information

(09.19.17)

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CDC and National Center for Health Satistics show increase in suicide in the US, 1999-2014

Suicide is an important public health issue involving psychological, biological, and societal factors (1,2). After a period of nearly consistent decline in suicide rates in the United States from 1986 through 1999 (3), suicide rates have increased almost steadily from 1999 through 2014. 

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(09.18.17)

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Banyan Health Systems and Citrus Health Network Awarded HRSA Grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.

A total of $6,574,979 was awarded to 38 health centers in Florida.

Click here to see the list of awards in Florida

(09.15.17)

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Social Capital Project interactive Opiod information

Scroll down to the Unitentional Opiod Overdose Deaths by State to use the interactive presentation.

Click here to visit the website

(09.12.17)

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The Gainesville Sun - Properly fund drug treatment

Meridian CEO Maggie Labarta said the $440,000 in resulting cuts there are being spread between a variety of programs, resulting in such things as reduced capacity in its substance abuse treatment and psychiatric services for both children and adults. Long waiting lists for such programs will only be longer now.

Click here to read the article

(09.07.17)

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Supportive Housing, Child Welfare, and Student Homelessness an emphasis of the 2017 SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SUMMIT – Keys to Success

Early registration ends September 15!

Click here to read the child wellfare flyer
Click here to visit the Summit webpage

(09.07.17)

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Fighting Florida's Opioid Addiction after Loss of $20 Million Federal Grant

Maggie Baldwin, the director of the Crossroads Continuum adult substance abuse program at the David Lawrence Center, joins Gulf Coast Live to discuss how the Crossroads program treats addiction, how that program will be impacted by reduced funding in Florida, and why "medication alone won't help." Also joining the program is Rep. Kathleen M. Peters of St. Petersburg, to discuss how Florida lawmakers can address the issue of state funding for opioid addiction after the loss of federal programs.

Click here to listen to the interview

(09.07.17)

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Gov. Scott extends opioid executive order, state receives $20 million in emergency funds

Scott extended the order for 60 days on Monday after Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Jack Latvala called for the extension. As part of the extension, Latvala also asked Scott for $20 million in state emergency funds for detox, residential treatment and outpatient care.

The federal funds can go towards counseling or other wrap around services for those addicted to opioids, but important services like Central Receiving Facilities came up short. “The central receiving systems are integral to the local communities," explained Melanie Brown-Woofter of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health. "They help to serve to the no-wrong-door approaches that anyone who is in crisis or who needs mental healthcare or substance use services can approach that facility. ”

Click here to read the article on the WCTV website

(08.30.17)

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Governor Scott announces Florida Suicide Prevention Week

September 10–16, 2017 set as Florida Suicide Prevention Week.

Read the proclamation here

(08.28.17)


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