– 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.

Download the 2017 Legislative Session Dates here

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.

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Important 2017 Legislative Session Dates

Download the updated document for 2017 session.
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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
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Florida Department of Children and Families FLORIDA SUICIDE PREVENTION EVENTS CALENDAR
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Florida Department of Children and Families SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN 2016-2020
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September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention week!
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The Council recognized the 2016 Professionals of the Year awards and 2016 Fellows inductees at annual conference in Orlando last week.


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