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Media Alert- Putting a Roof Over Healthcare

MEDIA ALERT For Immediate Release |September 1, 2015 For Information Contact: Laurie Michaelson * Laurie_Michaelson@mbhci.org* 352-374-5600 x8218 Who: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare What: Launch of Primary Care Clinic, Capital Campaign. Meridian has received funding to cover staffing and operations for a proposed Primary Care Clinic in Gainesville, Fla. In order to complete the construction and equip […]

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Meridian Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

During the month of June the healthcare accreditation organization CARF International, conducted an onsite survey of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc.’s numerous programs and clinics throughout the North Florida region. This survey resulted in Meridian being awarded a three-year accreditation for meeting and exceeding CARF’s high standards. The CARF accreditation will extend through June 2018. This […]

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Legislative Update – Creating a Health Home at Meridian

Dear friends and advocates, The legislative session is over and we were able to secure the funding for our Health Home! While the Governor vetoed the funds we requested to renovate and equip a space for the primary care clinic, Meridian will still receive funds to staff and operate a clinic. As a result, our […]

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Creating a Health Home at Meridian

A Health Home for Individuals with Serious and Persistent Mental Illnesses and Addictions Many of Meridian’s patients face considerable challenges addressing their complex health needs. Individuals with severe mental illnesses and substance use disorders are particularly likely to have co-morbid illnesses that are also chronic in nature. Successful management requires that both sets of problems […]

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We Need Your Help!

Dear friends and advocates: We have an exciting opportunity! Meridian asked our Legislative Delegation to support a special project to develop a Health Home for our mental health and substance use disorder patients who are not receiving primary care. Thanks to Representative Perry and Senator Bradley, and Budget Leadership (Representative Hudson and Senator a Garcia) […]

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Help Support Meridian this Thursday!

On May 28th 2015, Meridian will be hosting a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Gainesville, Florida ( 3830 SW Archer Rd) to help raise funds to support our mission:  “To promote the health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illness and substance use disorders through prevention, coordinated treatment, and supportive services.” Enjoy lunch or dinner at […]

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Stigmas and stereotypes lead to inadequate mental health care

SPEAKING OUT  Stigmas and stereotypes lead to inadequate mental health care While those struggling with other chronic illnesses are seen as fighters and survivors, patients with mental illnesses are told to get over it and move on. By Maggie Labarta Special to The Sun Mental illnesses and substance use disorders are brain disorders, which for […]

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Mental Health Awareness Events in Gainesville

Meridian has compiled a list of Mental Health Awareness events that will take place this month around town in order to celebrate and educate our community on Mental Health. We look forward to seeing you all at some of these events around  as we working together to spread awareness of Mental Health. “Reading for Resilience: […]

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Stigma of Mental Illness

Stigma and Facts If a family member fell down the stairs and broke their wrist, would you idly stand by as they endured the throbbing pain? If a friend was drowning, chances are you would throw out a life vest or jump right in after them; you would do what it took to save that […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Meridian is excited to take this opportunity to come together with the community during Mental Health Awareness Month; and further raise awareness about mental illness. May provides a time in which individuals and organizations across the nation unify in events, activities, and campaigns in order to spread the word on mental illness. This month we […]

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