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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Header for Three Simple Words Blog Post on Meridian Website mbhci.org counseling wellness help Three Simple Words

“I need help.” That simple combination of three words can feel painful to many of us, as if we were peeling off armor we’d spent years-and-years wearing. Most of us have been taught asking for help is a sign of weakness; society often romanticizes “lone wolves” and says that’s the way we should all strive […]

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#CopingTogether

All of us are feeling the stress of the COVID-19 Crisis in different ways. Often, we recognize signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety in others long before we ever recognize or admit seeing them in ourselves. We hear so much about self-care that we can sometimes, in a way, get desensitized to the importance. […]

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Meridian Wants You to Know: It’s Business as Usual

North Central Florida’s Most Advanced Comprehensive Provider of Treatment for Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders is Ready to Serve You Fact: Meridian has seen a 10X increase in use of virtual services during COVID-19 crisis Gainesville, Fla. – North Central Florida’s largest comprehensive provider of treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, Meridian, […]

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It’s OK!

We are all living in a state of uncertainty. What is next month going to look like? Next week? When is everything going to go back to “normal?” This unprecedented event has taken each and every one of our lives and thrown them into uncharted territory. For most of us, our day-to-day routines look completely […]

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Meridian Board Announces Don Savoie as Next President and CEO: Effective January 1, 2020

Meridian Board Announces Don Savoie as Next President and CEO: Effective January 1, 2020 Maggie Labarta PhD, current President and CEO stated, “As I wrap up 37 years, and 19 as CEO, I am more certain than ever that our mission is our strength.  As a community behavioral health center, throughout its 48 years, Meridian […]

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