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April to November 2018 Results of GPD / Meridian Co-Responder Team

In April of 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian Behavior Healthcare Inc. teamed up to form the city’s first mental health co-responder team. The team is made up of a full time police officer, Shelly Postle, and a mental health clinician, Makenzie Boyer, who respond to calls for service suspected of having an involvement […]

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Meridian to Form Mobile Response Teams

Program Designed to Serve Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Fact: Meridian’s Four Teams will Cover 11 Counties and a Population Totaling ~280K             In partnership with law enforcement, local school districts, Alachua County Crisis Center, and other key stakeholders, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. will form four quality-staffed Mobile Response Teams (MRTs) within Meridian’s established 11-county […]

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Motorcycle in front of Meridian table Charity Poker Run is Winning Hand

Bikers Ride 77 Miles for Mental Health Fact: 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health illness. On Saturday, January 19th, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., along with several sponsors and supporters, kicked off their inaugural “Ride for Meridian” – a charity poker run that included five stops, covering 77 miles through Gainesville, Trenton, […]

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Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

Notable Community Leaders Recognized for Achievements           Last night, at Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall, before an audience of 120, which included many of North Central Florida’s notable community leaders, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare held its annual awards ceremony, honoring the achievements of community partners and its staff in promoting and providing […]

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Meridian Partners with Upscale Pizza Chain to Promote Mental Health Awareness

Read on for the “Not-So-Secret” Ingredient to Wellness!            On November 5th, Meridian partnered with Midici’s newly opened Celebration Pointe location to cook up the recipe for wellness, raising just over $1500 for mental health awareness through meal and drink sales and a special raffle, all while treating patrons to live […]

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Retinking the Way We Work:

In this day and age, working adults are expected to work harder and longer. Most run as fast and as long as they can to meet demands, but can rarely catch up to the workload, or reach the ‘finish line’. How does this affect our overall wellness? “The ethic of more, bigger, faster generates value […]

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Meridian to Exponentially Enhance and Expand Lifesaving Program

Mental Health First Aid – CPR for the Mind   Fact: ~43.8M American adults experience mental illness in a given year, while only ~475K American adults experience heart-related issues requiring CPR in a given year. Utilizing a federal grant, which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designated specifically for the purpose of Mental Health […]

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The Power of Thought:

Imagine sitting in five o’clock traffic on your way home from work, slowly inching forward every few minutes. You think to yourself, “I’ve already had a bad day at work. Now it’s going to take forty-five minutes just to get home!” How are you feeling? Angry? Annoyed? Traffic begins to let up, then someone cuts […]

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Temporary disruption of normal operations at some Meridian locations due to Hurricane Michael on 10.10.18

Some Meridian offices will temporarily cease normal operations due to Hurricane Michael. The Chiefland, Cross City, Jasper, Live Oak, Mayo, and Trenton locations will be closed on Wednesday, October 10th. This decision was made in consideration of the safety of all clients and employees as there is a high probability of sustained winds greater than 39 miles […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 From the desk of Dr. Joe Munson, Meridian’s Vice President of Prevention and Community Education   “Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide…  Every 41 seconds, someone is left to make sense of it.”  – Anonymous It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that each […]

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