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Join The Next Community Conversation, “Opioid Addiction: The Inside Story” on Oct. 22

Every day, there are 170 deaths due to opioid overdose, according to a study by the National Academy of Medicine. Since 1999, the number of opioid-related deaths — from both prescription opioids and illegal drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil … Continue reading

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Important Message About Suicide Prevention

An Important Message About Suicide Prevention From The National Council For Behavioral Health Preventing Suicide is Everyone’s Business: Statement by Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO The high-profile deaths by suicide last week of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate … Continue reading

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Community Conversation: How Your Digestive Health Impacts Your Mental Wellness

Starting Point’s July 30 Community Conversation To Focus on Digestive Health And Its Influence On Mental Health You have probably had a “gut feeling” or some stomach upset when you were stressed. Now, scientists are learning that there is actually … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Charity Night March 22!

Come out to dinner and support Starting Point’s mental health and substance abuse treatment programs on Thursday, March 22, at Four Seasons Bistro. A portion of the cost of your dinner will be donated to Starting Point during Charity Night. … Continue reading

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Register Now For March or April Mental Health First Aid Class

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has scheduled two Adult Mental Health First Aid Classes in March and April. The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 8-hour classes take place in the Fernandina Beach Police … Continue reading

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Sept. 30 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Register Now For Youth MHFA Registration is now open at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Community/YMHFA The class is free and lunch will be provided.

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Sign Up Now For October 12 Adult MHFA Class

Registration is now open for an Adult Mental Health First Aid class on Thursday, October 12. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Police Department’s Community Room, 1525 Lime St., Fernandina Beach, … Continue reading

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Be The Difference During Back-to-School Month

        August is back-to-school month, and we all know what that means. The new school year means new clothes, shoes, school supplies and more. But part of preparing to go back to school, whether as a student … Continue reading

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Congratulations to May 26 Class!

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare would like to congratulate our latest round of graduates from the Adult Mental Health First Aid class! This group completed the 8-hour class on May 26, 2017. The next class is scheduled for June 30. The … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Month

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare marked the month of May as Mental Health Month with a number of activities designed to raise awareness about the issue in the community. Board members, staff and volunteers gave out information about Mental Health First … Continue reading

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