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Meridian Celebrates Successful #GivingTuesday We are thrilled to announce Meridian received a grand total of $2,600 in donations on #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a day of global fundraising that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Non-profits from around the world raise funds to further their programs, services, and facilities. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. participates each year and […] Read More
Alachua County Awarded Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant On September 21st, Alachua County was awarded a Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant that will provide $152,435 in funding over the course of two years. The JMHCP Grant will support a countywide effort to reduce the prevalence of individuals with mental health issues in the Alachua County Jail. Instead, these individuals will receive the […] Read More
CEO Maggie Labarta, Ph.D. Responds to Opioid Crisis It is no secret our nation is facing a serious crisis regarding the use of Opioids. Recent statistics show the repercussions and treatment of Opioid use generates an annual economic burden of over 78 billion dollars. In 2013, an even more alarming statistic ranked Florida as the state with the 11th highest drug overdose mortality […] Read More
Coping with Loss – A Response to the Las Vegas Tragedy Meridian will now offer services through TAO Connect; a digital health company aiming to make mental health therapy more accessible, efficient, and effective. Meridian clients are given access to TAO Connect’s suite of web-based mental health tools and self-help capabilities. These tools will be used in conjunction with clients’ in-person therapy visits at Meridian. “TAO […] Read More
Meridian Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Baker County ­­Meridian is eager to share that in collaboration with the Baker County Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, September 29th as the doors of the brand-new facility in Macclenny, FL were opened. The ceremony included a few remarks from CEO, Dr. Maggie Labarta and Program Manager, Tracie Sides; cutting of […] Read More
Meridian Celebrates National Recovery Month This September Meridian celebrated National Recovery Month with multiple exciting events and activities. National Recovery Month is an annual observance held each September in an effort to educate Americans on the importance of providing substance use treatment and mental health services to those in need. Recovery Wall To kick the month off, a team of […] Read More
2017 Steps to Wellness Luncheon- Update ­­ Meridian  is pleased to announce we raised $51,140, Thursday September 7th at the Second Annual Steps to Wellness Luncheon. This event launched a $750,000 fundraising campaign to expand the residential accommodations within the Mother’s Intensive Supportive Treatment Program (MIST). MIST is currently a 10-bed, multi-faceted treatment program for substance-using pregnant and postpartum women housed […] Read More
Closure Update 9.13.17 UPDATE: As of tomorrow September 14th the following locations will be open for normal operating hours: Gainesville, Lake City, Jasper, Bronson, Lake Butler, MacClenny and Starke Trenton and Live Oak will remain closed until further notice.       Read More
Closure Update: 9.12.17 UPDATE: At this time we will be reopening the Gainesville, Lake City, Jasper, Bronson, Lake Butler and Macclenny locations tomorrow, September 13th with normal operating hours. The following locations will remain closed until further notice: Starke, Trenton, Live Oak, Cross City and Trenton. Meridian’s 24/7 crisis line (accessible at 352-374-5600) remains open during this time. Please […] Read More
Closure Update: 9.11.17 UPDATE: Meridian will remain closed on Tuesday September 12th with the exception of Medication Assistance in Gainesville and Lake City. Closures include all Outpatient (with the exception of Medication Assistance), Case Management, Prevention and Support Services. Medication Assistance will be open from 6:30am- 10:30am on Tuesday September 12th. Our Residential and Crisis services will remain […] Read More

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