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Meridian has received a $4 million Federal Grant that designates us as a Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Center (CCBHC) This grant recognizes and supports the critical need for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare for those effected by mental health and substance use disorders Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare has been awarded a $4 million grant over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand and improve community healthcare […] Read More
Meridian’s Co-Responder Program Proves to be Vital in Providing Community-Solutions for Citizens Experiencing Mental Illness The Co-Responder Program Enters Its Fourth Year and Continues Its Partnership with the Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian’s Co-Responder program was established in 2018, in partnership with the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), to provide community-based solutions for citizens suffering with mental illness or substance use disorders, who often […] Read More
Meridian Now Offering On-Demand Care 24/7 Through Meridian Care Connection This increased availability has been crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic and services can now be accessed not only in-person, but, virtually via Telehealth Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is continuing to enhance access to much-needed services to our clients by offering on-demand, 24/7 access to mental healthcare counselors. One year into the global pandemic, Meridian has […] Read More
Alachua County Officials Explore Repurposing Former High Springs Church For New Community Resource Center WUFT News: by Haleigh Donahue A new community outreach and resource center may be on the horizon for residents of northwestern Alachua County. The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is exploring the idea of purchasing the former Fellowship Baptist Church in High Springs to serve as the location for a new community resource center. […] Read More
Help is available, coping with mental health during the pandemic CBS 4 News: by Taniqua Pennix Gainesville, Fla — According to the CDC nearly 40% of US adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse during the pandemic. Gainesville resident, Philip Floor, said like many people, he spent the last year isolated and feeling lonely. “In the beginning parts of the pandemic, it was […] Read More
silhouette photo of family Self-Harm Warning Signs and Symptoms As with any other illness, many mental health disorders have identifiable signs and symptoms. These can help you to detect an issue with yourself or a loved one. Self-harm, although not a mental illness, is an unhealthy way to cope with emotions. It can be difficult for parents to recognize that their child is self-harming, […] Read More
How Dixie County is Working To Improve Its Addiction Recovery Services WUFT News: By Maya Naim Government and non-profit groups alike have worked diligently in the last three years to improve rural Dixie County’s drug and alcohol abuse problem. Dixie County offers faith-based groups as a method of recovery. Transformers recovery program at Eagle Rock Church in Old Town provides classes focusing on faith and healing. […] Read More
Santa’s Mailbox Santa’s mailbox has arrived! Children can drop off a letter to Santa between now and Thursday, December 17, 2020 to receive a letter from Santa Clause. The official Santa mailbox is located at 103 NE 1st Street in Chiefland at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. Read More
Meridian using telehealth services to reach pandemic clients Wednesday, December 2nd 2020 My CBS4 by Landon Harrar Visit this link to see the new story that aired on CBS4 Meridian Behavioral services have had to change with the times like so many others in 2020. Here’s what they’ve done to keep serving North Central Florida clients and how it’s actually helped them […] Read More
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Annual Report Reveals Sharp Rise In Telehealth Treatment WUFT News By Walter Harwood December 2, 2020 Health and Science The COVID-19 pandemic upended mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across the country. In Gainesville, a new report from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare details how treatment via telehealth massively increased in popularity during the first half of 2020. Meridian provides services to North Central […] Read More

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