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

Membership

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

Find out more and join today!



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Members

Platinum
Beacon Health Options
Magellan

Gold
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Netsmart
Broward BH Coalition
Central FL BH Network, Inc.
South Florida BH Network
Lutheran Services Florida

Silver
Alkermes
Johnson & Johnson

Bronze
Otsuka
University of South Florida - Medicaid Drug Therapy Program

Find out more and join today!



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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.

News

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

Download your copy today!
(06.29.16)

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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.
(06.27.16)

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Nominate your employees for the 2016 FCCMH Professional of the Year Awards!
The deadline to submit your nominees is July 20th

Nominations are being sought for the annual Florida Council for Community Mental Health awards under the following categories:
1. Direct Service Provider of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding behavioral health clinicians;
2. Supervisor/Administrator of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding managerial staff; and
3. Peer Specialist of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding employees with a mental illness.

Click here to complete the online nomination form today!
(06.23.16)

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2016 Florida's Premier Behavioral Health Annual Conference brochure now available for download!

We are excited to make this information available to you now. The brochure includes the lineup of plenary and featured speakers; the schedule at a glance with daily lists of workshops and links to marketing materials. The hotel is filling up fast. Visit the conference website to secure your room today.

Download the flyer here.
Visit the conference website to register and reserve your room today!
(06.16.16)

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Awakening of the Artistic Mind: Healing and Recovery through Creative Expression

Apalachee Center, Inc. is proud to present a gallery of artwork created by individuals from our Residential and Inpatient programs. The show celebrates artwork that sends a positive message to the community about the power of creative expression in the process of healing and recovering from mental illness. Please join us for the gallery show and reception Friday, May 27th from noon – 2PM.

Download the flyer here.
(05.25.16)

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Extra mental health funding falls short locally

By Carrie Seidman, The Herald-Tribune

Florida will spend an extra $58 million next year — 6 percent more than this year — to address some of the state's most pressing mental health needs. But little, if any, of that new money will increase resources and services locally.


Read the entire article here.
(05.23.16)

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Tips for helping a friend in need.

  • Calmness
  • Honesty
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Empathy
  • Resourcefulness
  • Reassuring
  • Encouraging

Download the Seven Super Skills poster here.
Visit the Mental Health First Aid website here.
(05.17.16)

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Florida looks to curb suicides

By Margie Menzel The News Service of Florida

Suicide rates are rising for children and young adults, both nationally and statewide — and Florida policymakers are trying to reverse the trend.


Read the entire article here.
(05.06.16)

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Mental Health Symposium Scheduled for May 10th!

To help bring attention to Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation and SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. are pleased to announce they are sponsoring a free Mental Health Symposium on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 8:00am to 1:00pm in St. Augustine, FL. There is no cost to attend the event and lunch and a t-shirt are included. Media are welcome to attend.

Register for the event here.
Download the flyer here.
(05.03.16)

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month!

We would like to take the opportunity to bring awareness to this vital facet of our lives. Regretfully many who suffer a mental illness wait after their initial symptoms appear before seeking help. There is still a stigma associated to mental health issues. In most cases, mental illness may be treated in a timely manner, managed with couseling and/or medication.

Visit the Mental Health First Aid website here.
(05.03.16)

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Registration is Now Open!

Florida's Premier Behavioral Health Annual Conference
Providing Value in Challenging Times is presented in partnership by the Florida Council for Community Mental Health and Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Download the Marketing Prospectus here.
(04.25.16)


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