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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
A funny thing happened on the way back to normal… In the early stages of any crisis, our brains release chemicals that help us react and cope. This is intended to be temporary. and exists to give us the push we sometimes need to get through really hard things. In early 2020, we sprung to action. As time dragged on, however, action became harder. Coping […] Read More
Meridian’s Children’s Summer Program Back to Providing Crucial Services This Year Meridian’s Children’s Summer Program Back to Providing Crucial Services This Year The 2020 Summer Program was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. continues to provide enriching summer programming for local children this year through partnerships with area schools. The Children’s Summer Program features group and individual treatment designed […] Read More
Behavioral Grant Levy County Cedar Key News Staff Grant For Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Program In Levy County. Meridian was awarded an initial planning grant for this program in 2018. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. has been awarded a $450,000 grant over three years from the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant (CJMHSAG) for […] Read More
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare receives grant to fund a new program in Levy County WCJB TV 20 News Staff LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare was provided with a $450,000 grant to fund a new program in Levy County. The initiative would help people with mental health and substance abuse issues get treatment instead of jail time. This is the second time they have received money from […] Read More
Meridian Awarded Implementation and Expansion Grant for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Program in Levy County Meridian Awarded Implementation and Expansion Grant for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Program in Levy County Meridian was awarded an initial planning grant for this program in 2018 Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. has been awarded a $450,000 grant over three years from the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse […] Read More
Impact Day accomplishes its aim Gainesville Sun: by Aida Mallard Gainesville, Fla — The aim of Impact Day that’s part of a church convention is to do just that – have an impact on the community. Held Tuesday morning at Upper Room Ministries in northeast Gainesville, Impact Day was held as a sort of kick-off event for the Florida Central […] Read More
May is Mental Health Month Meridian, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and fellow mental health providers recognize May as “Mental Health Awareness Month.” Each May, mental health providers, professionals, and advocates around the nation come together to raise awareness for mental health. This year, we are sharing mental health “Fast Facts” provided by Mental Health America (MHA). The […] Read More
Partnership connects people to the help they need Gainesville Sun by: Aida Mallard Meridian Behavioral Healthcare’s Co-Responder program in partnership with the Gainesville Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office works to provide community-based solutions for citizens suffering with mental illness or substance abuse disorders who may often find themselves involved with the justice system. The main goal of the program is […] Read More
Meridian Healthcare and GPD program helps mentally ill residents stay out of jail system WCJB TV20 News by: Camille Syed GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Hundreds of residents battling mental illness or substance abuse have received treatment and advice from officers, instead of jail time, thanks to the Gainesville Police Department(GPD) and Meridian Healthcare co-respondents program. Corporal Shelley Postle has been working with the team since it began in 2018 […] Read More
Co-responder program leads to fewer arrests and more treatment for mental health CBS 4 News: by Taniqua Pennix Gainesville, Fla — Meridian’s Co-Responder program is a partnership between law enforcement and mental health specialists. The Vice President of Meridian Healthcare’s Diversion and Recovery services, Jeremiah Alberico, said the program began in 2018 with the Gainesville Police Department and expanded their outreach to Alachua County in 2020. A […] Read More

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