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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 a recent WUFT article, Alan Paulin, LCSW, a senior vice president at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare stated, “people are under pressure,” he noted that some people […] 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 Other Purchases Don’t touch your face: Tips from a habit reversal therapist Mental Health or Substance Use – Crisis/Emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days […] Read More
How Dixie County is Working To Improve Its Addiction Recovery Services WUFT News: By Maya Naim Government and non-profit groups alike have worked diligently in the last three years to improve rural Dixie County’s drug and alcohol abuse problem. Dixie County offers faith-based groups as a method of recovery. Transformers recovery program at Eagle Rock Church in Old Town provides classes focusing on faith and healing. […] Read More
Santa’s Mailbox Santa’s mailbox has arrived! Children can drop off a letter to Santa between now and Thursday, December 17, 2020 to receive a letter from Santa Clause. The official Santa mailbox is located at 103 NE 1st Street in Chiefland at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. Read More
Meridian using telehealth services to reach pandemic clients Wednesday, December 2nd 2020 My CBS4 by Landon Harrar Visit this link to see the new story that aired on CBS4 Meridian Behavioral services have had to change with the times like so many others in 2020. Here’s what they’ve done to keep serving North Central Florida clients and how it’s actually helped them […] Read More
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Annual Report Reveals Sharp Rise In Telehealth Treatment WUFT News By Walter Harwood December 2, 2020 Health and Science The COVID-19 pandemic upended mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across the country. In Gainesville, a new report from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare details how treatment via telehealth massively increased in popularity during the first half of 2020. Meridian provides services to North Central […] Read More
Temporary disruption of normal operations at some Meridian locations due to Tropical Storm Eta. For immediate release November 11, 2020 Who: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. What: Temporary disruption of normal operations at some Meridian locations due to Tropical Storm Eta. Meridian has decided to temporarily cease normal operations at the Chiefland, Gainesville, Lake Butler, Macclenny, Stark, and Trenton locations on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Why: In consideration of the […] Read More
Meridian Awarded Meal Reimbursement from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs September 30, 2020 Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc., has once again received the necessary funding to provide nutritious and balanced meals to qualifying adults clients receiving care at Meridian. Since 2008, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has provided Meridian Behavioral Healthcare with the financial support needed to supply thousands of meals at […] Read More
“People Are Under Pressure” Alan Paulin, senior vice president of clinical and community programs at Meridian discusses mental illness and depression during the pandemic with WUFT. “People are under pressure,” Paulin said, adding that some people may be affected by the pandemic for years after it ends. A “mental health fallout” is coming, he said. For the full article […] Read More
Resources That You Should Know About to Help Prevent Suicide September is National Suicide Prevention Month September is “National Recovery Month” but it is also “Suicide Prevention Month.” September 6-12 is designated as “National Suicide Prevention Week.” In addition to celebrating Recovery Month, Meridian is raising awareness about Suicide Prevention this week by sharing important information on our social media accounts. Meridian encourages everyone to […] Read More
National Recovery Month September 2020 “Voices of Recovery” Throughout September, Meridian is celebrating National Recovery Month. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) coordinates efforts spotlighting, celebrating, and advocating for addiction recovery. This year we are sharing a few of Meridian’s “Voices of Recovery” on social media.  “National Recovery Month is a national observance […] Read More

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