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Second Annual Steps to Wellness Luncheon

Posted on August 17, 2017 by


Meridian is excited to be hosting the Second Annual Steps to Wellness Luncheon this September 7th, 2017 at the Sweetwater Branch Inn from 11:30am-1:oopm. Last year’s inaugural event sold out in just a few weeks and we are hoping to do the same this year! If you have not already purchased your tickets, you can […]

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Meridian to Host Inaugural Race to Recovery 5K

Posted on July 18, 2017 by


Meridian is excited to announce, in observance of National Recovery Month, we will be hosting our inaugural Race to Recovery, 5K on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. National Recovery Month is an annual observance held each September in an effort to educate Americans on the importance of providing substance use treatment and mental health services to […]

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Sponsor Community MHFA Training

Posted on July 11, 2017 by


Interested in partnering with Meridian to help combat stigma and educate the community on Mental Health? You can do so by sponsoring training for community members on how to recognize and respond to mental health crises through Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification. Now thorough April, we are hosting a fundraising drive with the goal of […]

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Prime Day- Shop with a Smile!

Posted on July 10, 2017 by


Join Meridian in celebrating Prime Day and shop with a smile! Starting tonight at 9PM, Amazon will be hosting Prime Day which will feature more than 100,000 deals, exclusively for Prime members! This event is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, in which for every item purchased, Amazon donates a portion of […]

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Fireworks and PTSD: Things to remember this 4th of July

Posted on June 30, 2017 by


The 4th of July holiday can be a frightening time for veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) The sounds and smells of fireworks can take veterans back to being downrange on the battlefield; when they are actually home, in the United States. Veterans with PTSD may experience nightmares, have negative thoughts about themselves, avoid […]

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Who is Meridian?

Posted on June 21, 2017 by


Meridian is honored to be the largest provider of mental health and substance use disorder services in North Central Florida; while operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A 501(c)(3) organization must meet certain requirements, allowing for IRS approval as a tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization. Qualifying entities are continuously monitored by the US Department of Treasury. […]

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Meridian Awarded Funding Necessary to Combat Opioid Abuse

Posted on June 19, 2017 by


Meridian is thrilled to share we have been awarded over $500,000 in Opioid treatment and prevention funding through Lutheran Services Florida (LSF.) Between the years 2005 and 2014, the rate of opioid-related ED visits increased 99.4 percent in the United States.  The Northeast Region of Florida, the region served by Meridian, experiences significant levels of […]

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Meridian to become Baker County’s Primary Mental Healthcare Provider

Posted on June 14, 2017 by


Meridian is excited to announce we have been awarded the necessary funding to become Baker County’s primary mental healthcare provider. With strong support from Baker County law enforcement, partners within the judicial circuit, criminal justice and child welfare; the partnership became official on the Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems website, Friday, June 9. Meridian currently […]

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Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Officers

Posted on June 5, 2017 by


Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid course, free of charge, to all Public Safety Officers. The course will be held on June 30, 2017 from 8:30 am- 5:00 pm at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office; with the purpose of equipping participants with the appropriate professional, peer, social and […]

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Suicide Among Teens

Posted on May 4, 2017 by


Mental Health illnesses affect more than a quarter of the US population, yet two-thirds go without treatment. Specifically related to this, suicide is currently the 2nd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10 to 24. More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung […]

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