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Moments in Time Interview How has Meridian changed since you first started? I began working with Meridian in 1998 until 2003. When I returned in 2014, they had installed computers. While I can certainly […] Read More
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month “I may not understand exactly how you feel, but I care about you and want to help.” Knowing that a loved one wants to end their life can be incredibly […] Read More
Resilience and Commitment The Great Recession Hits 2008-2010 The Great Recession, one of US history’s most devastating economic downturns, shook the country from December 2007 to June 2009. With an estimated 8.8 million […] Read More
Rising and Thriving Meridian’s 50th-anniversary celebration continues!  After the 1996 merger, Meridian began introducing new programs, opening additional facilities, and helping greater numbers of  patients each year. In this month’s edition, we will […] Read More
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., affecting approximately one in every four families. In contrast, roughly two-thirds of those with a diagnosable […] Read More
Becoming Meridian Behind the Name Meridian’s mission has been well-known for more than 50 years: To promote the health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illnesses and substance use disorders through […] Read More
June is National PTSD Awareness Month Throughout history, citizens and soldiers experiencing tumultuous life events have reported the unrelenting symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and suicidal idealizations of PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. […] Read More
Celebrating 50 Years Innovate. Inspire. Impact. Serving the Community for 50 Years! Put on your party hats! Meridian is celebrating its 50th anniversary, having grown from a humble beginning to becoming North Central […] Read More
May is Mental Health Month May is Mental Health Month, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and advocate for those who suffer from mental illness. Each May, organizations like The National Alliance on Mental Illness […] Read More
April is National Counseling Awareness Month April is Counseling Awareness Month (CAM). Created and promoted by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and is sponsored by groups like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental […] Read More
CharMayne Jackson elected to International Board On December 7, 2021, CharMayne Jackson, a Law Enforcement Clinical Specialist for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, was elected to serve as a board member of the International Co-Responder Alliance (ICRA). The […] Read More
Don’t be Ashamed to Share Your Voice… Google ‘increase in mental health issues due to covid’ and a seemingly endless list from numerous sources appears.  Experts agree that COVID-19 is certainly complicating mental illnesses and addictions.  In […] Read More
#MeridianByYourSide – Resource Guide Information About COVID-19 Alachua County COVID-19 Community Resource Portal Home Care Instructions for COVID-19 Patients World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Advice for the Public   How to Safely Un-bag Groceries and […] Read More

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Severe Weather Alert: Temporary disruption of normal operations at Meridian locations due to severe weather. Outpatient and administrative operations at all North Central Florida locations will be closed on Thursday, September 29th. Telehealth, Inpatient, Residential, Crisis and Emergency Services, and Access Center will remain open in Gainesville and Lake City. Meridian will return to normal operations on Friday, September 30th.  For more information visit https://www.mbhci.org/severe-weather-alert/