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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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Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid Course-2015 The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course is a step all individuals can take toward wellness and helping others reach wellness. Just as physical health issues have warning signs and symptoms, early intervention for mental illness is very important. The MHFA course teaches participants the risk factors and warning […]

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Stop the Stigma- April 25th 2105

Meridian is pleased to be a part of Stop the Stigma, Gainesville’s third annual event put on by Sarkis Family Psychiatry! We encourage the community to join us at this free, fun-filled, community event. Stop the Stigma will take place on April 25th from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Kanapaha Park. Meridian is a proud sponsor of the event […]

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Community Partner Night – April 16th 2015

The Hippodrome Theatre is once again teaming up with Meridian for Community Partner Nights by offering 50% off tickets to the comedic play, The Two Musketeers. Meridian would like to invite everyone to attend our Night on April 16th at 8:00pm Tickets will be $15 dollars for those who bring a donation of diapers or wipes […]

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Welcome John Corneilson

Join Meridian in welcoming John Corneilson as our Vice President of Finance and Accounting / Comptroller. John joins Meridian from the Luther Springs Camp and Retreat Center in Hawthorne, FL; where he served as Director. Prior to that, John worked in industrial accounting for 22 years, including serving as the Controller of the following manufacturing […]

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Partial Hospitalization Program at Meridian

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to welcome guests to the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). This individualized program invites participants to better their lives by becoming a part of a recovery community. Meridian strives to help all clients reach wellness, and PHP is another opportunity we provide to help them get there. The Partial Hospitalization Program […]

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Annual Client Arts and Craft Festival

The holiday season is an opportunity for Meridian clients to connect with the community to celebrate and look back at the wonderful year we had. This time of year is also an opportunity to give back to the many great programs and organizations within the community. On December 12th from 1:00-3:30pm, clients of Meridian will […]

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