– SMA Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (SMA) is pleased to announce that


There are many benefits to membership in the Florida Council for Community Mental Health. These include:

  • Effective Legislative Advocacy
  • Education
  • Effective Communications
  • Consultation/Technical Assistance
  • Policy Analysis
  • Representation

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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

Johnson & Johnson

University of South Florida - Medicaid Drug Therapy Program

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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.

Tobacco Free Florida

Help Your Patients
Quit Smoking

If your patients are ready to take the next step in quitting, refer them to Florida’s free and evidence-based resources.

Visit the website here.

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 andree.aubrey@med.fsu.edu. 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.

Visit the website here.


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.



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
Click here to read the press release


Florida Department of Children and Families FLORIDA SUICIDE PREVENTION EVENTS CALENDAR
Click here to learn more


Florida Department of Children and Families SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN 2016-2020
Click here to download


September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention week!
Click here to learn more


The Council recognized the 2016 Professionals of the Year awards and 2016 Fellows inductees at annual conference in Orlando last week.



Individuals with disabilites may now take advantage a the new financial tool. To learn more, RSVP below to attend the upcoming webinar on August 3, 2016 at 1pm ET.

RSVP for the webinar today!


FSU College of Medicine's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) offers recent newsletter

Download your copy today!


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 kendra@fccmh.org and your CEUs/CMEs will be processed.

Download the CME/CEU form here.

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