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Meridian Partners with Gainesville Police Department for Co-Responder Program

Posted on May 1, 2018 by


Meridian is thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) to implement a Co-Responder program in effort to enhance the community’s holistic response to mental health crisis. The program will consist of a team of one GPD officer and one Meridian mental health clinician; who will partner to work a flexible, […]

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Talking to Your Child About a Tragedy

Posted on February 16, 2018 by


As parents, our main goal is to protect our children from hurt or tragedy. Unfortunately, this is often unavoidable. When our children enter the school system, we often feel as parents, we no longer have the same capacity to protect them as when they are under our supervision. Here are some tips on comforting your […]

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Meridian to Host Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Posted on February 14, 2018 by


Registration is now open for a FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to be held in Meridian’s community room on March 16, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. MHFA trains individuals to recognize risk factors and warning signs of mental health and addiction issues, helping to minimize the impact on employees in the […]

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2018 Kickball Tournament Benefiting MIST

Posted on February 5, 2018 by


Meridian is thrilled to announce registration for the 4th Annual Kickball Tournament is now open! The event will take place March 24th, 2018 starting at 9AM at the Diamond Sports Complex in Newberry. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit Meridian and the Mother’s Intensive Supportive Treatment (MIST) residential program which assists pregnant women, […]

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The Lodge Ribbon Cutting- Update

Posted on January 17, 2018 by


Meridian held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 12th in celebration of the completion of the Lodge at Meridian. The ceremony included remarks from Chief Clinical Officer, Richard Anderson; Director of Development and Communications, David Rountree and Board of Directors Chairperson, Sinoma Brown; cutting of the ribbon; and closed with tours of the renovated […]

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The Lodge Ribbon Cutting January 12th, 2018

Posted on December 14, 2017 by


Meridian is pleased to share we have completed all renovations to The Lodge and will be holding a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, January 12th, 2018. In September 2016, Meridian kicked off a $221,000 campaign to complete the renovation of 13 rooms at The Lodge. The Lodge provides temporary housing and a place to rest safely […]

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Meridian to Hold a Trauma Informed Care Training

Posted on December 12, 2017 by


Meridian will be holding a Trauma Informed Care training, How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses, January 9th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Thomas Coward Auditorium at the Alachua County Health Department. This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to Forensic professionals including, but not limited to, Criminal Justice Professionals, […]

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Meridian Celebrates Successful #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 29, 2017 by


We are thrilled to announce Meridian received a grand total of $2,600 in donations on #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a day of global fundraising that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Non-profits from around the world raise funds to further their programs, services, and facilities. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. participates each year and […]

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Alachua County Awarded Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant

Posted on November 9, 2017 by


On September 21st, Alachua County was awarded a Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant that will provide $152,435 in funding over the course of two years. The JMHCP Grant will support a countywide effort to reduce the prevalence of individuals with mental health issues in the Alachua County Jail. Instead, these individuals will receive the […]

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CEO Maggie Labarta, Ph.D. Responds to Opioid Crisis

Posted on November 6, 2017 by


It is no secret our nation is facing a serious crisis regarding the use of Opioids. Recent statistics show the repercussions and treatment of Opioid use generates an annual economic burden of over 78 billion dollars. In 2013, an even more alarming statistic ranked Florida as the state with the 11th highest drug overdose mortality […]

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