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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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.

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.


The U.S. Medical Assistance Program’s Mental Health Initiative:
A New Resource for the Uninsured and Underinsured with Mental Illness

AmeriCares is the largest provider of donated medicines, vaccines and supplies in the United States, with more than $227 million in aid in 2014 and $3.6 billion delivered to date.
Visit their website here.
To apply/create an account to receive donations click here.
Download informative flyer here.



David Lawrence Center Helps Pilot Innovative, Web-based Telehealth Services
DLC was an early adopter of telepsychiatry between our satellite locations and other providers, but now has increased capacity to provide direct web-based counseling throughout the state of Florida.
Read the article here.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month
We are spreading the word about the free, online resource,, to Veterans and their family members in Florida.
Visit the website here.


Tim Cowart selected for national executive leadership program
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) selected Timothy Cowart of The Centers, Inc. to join its Executive Leadership Program Class of 2015.
Read the news release here.


Lamar “Sonny” Donaldson, LCSW, has been named Volusia/Flagler’s Social Worker of the Year!
The award was presented by the Volusia/Flagler Unit of NASW (National Association of Social Workers), Florida Chapter at its Annual Social Work Month Awards Banquet on Fri., March 20, 2015
Read the details here.


Sponsorships Available!
2015 Florida's Premier Behavioral Health Annual Conference Annual Conference
To register - click here.
Download the marketing prospectus here.


Florida Hotel
Orlando, Florida

For additional information or to register, visit our events page here.


SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. renames their crisis center in honor of W. Chester “Chet” Bell.
The announcement and a presentation were held at Bell’s retirement reception on March 3, 2015 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
See details of the event here.


New graphic map displaying FACT teams in Florida.
Listing shows FCCMH members and non-members.
To download a copy click 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.

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