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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Broward BH Coalition
Central FL BH Network, Inc.
South Florida BH Network
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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.

Download the 2014 ABC Campaign materials from the links below:

Download the 2014 Solicitation Letter.

Download the 2014 ABC Flyer.

Download the 2014 ABC Brochure.

Download the 2014 FCCMH Achievement Brochure.

Download the ABC logo.

2014 Annual Conference Photos

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 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.


Resources for People with Disabilities Who Want to Quit
Tobacco Free Florida’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Tobacco Program at Florida State University College of Medicine presents the Spring issue of The Freedom Express.
Read the newsletter here.

Town Crier

Save The Date!
2015 HR/CFO/CIO Forum

May 13-15 in Orlando
Download the registration form here

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Suicide Prevention Days 2015
March 18-19 in Tallahassee at the capitol.
View the flyer here.

DCF approves a central receiving facility Osceola
The Florida Department of Children & Families approved a waiver request that allows Osceola to become the second county in Florida to create a Central Receiving Center for the mentally ill.
Read the Orlando Sentinel article here.

Town Crier

January/February edition of COPE Center’s newsletter
View the newsletter here.

Mental Health Legislative Issues Highlighted on Alachua County Talks
A new edition of Alachua County Talks featuring an interview with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. President and CEO Maggie Labarta premieres Wednesday February 11, 2015 on Community 12 TV at 7:30 p.m. Labarta discusses mental healthcare services and mental health issues to be addressed in the upcoming Florida legislative session.
Read the press release here.
View the interview here.

Apalachee Center Honors Leaders in Behavioral Healthcare
Apalachee Center announced today the recipients of the 2nd Annual Community Hero awards, honoring Floridians who are effective public champions for behavioral healthcare. State Senator Denise Grimsley; Matt Hudson, Speaker pro tempore of the Florida House of Representatives; and Jane Johnson, Chief of Staff of the Department of Children and Families are this year’s recipients.
Read the press release here.

Editorial: Florida's mental-health crisis
The high costs of underfunding services and treatment. Article from the Herald-Tribune 2/8/15.
Read the article here.

DeSoto Psychiatric Services holds Grand Opening in Arcadia
DeSoto Psychiatric Services welcomed more than 60 attendees at its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on January 30th.
Read the press release here.

We are proud to announce the dates for the 2015 Annual Conference!
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
August 5-7, 2015
Visit the website of our new location here.

Mental Health Funding podcast
From Florida’ Matter’s with Barbara Daire.
Listen to the recording here.

Lawmakers say telemedicine deal likely this year
From Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida.
Read the entire article here.

2014 August newstter

We are proud to introduce the latest Florida Council Newsletter, The Council Connection.
Email Carlee to receive an electronic copy today.


Hotel Duval

April 9-12, 2015
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida

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Hotel Duval

May 13-15, 2015
Florida Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Email Carlee for details
Download the registration form here


Hotel Duval

June 10-12, 2015
June Board Meeting
Bohemian Hotel
700 Bloom St.
Celebration, FL 32747

Room rate is $154.00

Visit the hotel website for the FCCMH Florida Council Meeting Group rate

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