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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day 2018     “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 year about 800,000 people die by suicide.  In the US, the Center for Disease […] Read More
Meridian Awarded Meal Reimbursement from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc., has once again received the necessary funding to provide nutritious and balanced meals to qualifying adults clients receiving care at Meridian. Since 2008, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has provided Meridian Behavioral Healthcare with the financial support needed to supply thousands of meals at no additional charge […] Read More
Meridian to Utilize Web-Based Program to Provide More Accessible Mental Healthcare 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 Awarded Planning Grant Designed to Decriminalize Mental Illness and Addiction in Levy County Meridian is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $100,000 grant to identify and improve jail diversion strategies for individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders in Levy County. The Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant (CJMHSAG) is the only planning grant awarded in the state for 2018 and […] Read More
Meridian Partners with Gainesville Police Department for Co-Responder Program Meridian is thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) to implement a Co-Responder program in effort to enhance the community’s holistic response to mental health crisis. The program will consist of a team of one GPD officer and one Meridian mental health clinician; who will partner to work a flexible, […] Read More
Talking to Your Child About a Tragedy As parents, our main goal is to protect our children from hurt or tragedy. Unfortunately, this is often unavoidable. When our children enter the school system, we often feel as parents, we no longer have the same capacity to protect them as when they are under our supervision. Here are some tips on comforting your […] Read More
Meridian to Host Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Registration is now open for a FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to be held in Meridian’s community room on March 16, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. MHFA trains individuals to recognize risk factors and warning signs of mental health and addiction issues, helping to minimize the impact on employees in the […] Read More
2018 Kickball Tournament Benefiting MIST Meridian is thrilled to announce registration for the 4th Annual Kickball Tournament is now open! The event will take place March 24th, 2018 starting at 9AM at the Diamond Sports Complex in Newberry. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit Meridian and the Mother’s Intensive Supportive Treatment (MIST) residential program which assists pregnant women, […] Read More
The Lodge Ribbon Cutting- Update Meridian held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 12th in celebration of the completion of the Lodge at Meridian. The ceremony included remarks from Chief Clinical Officer, Richard Anderson; Director of Development and Communications, David Rountree and Board of Directors Chairperson, Sinoma Brown; cutting of the ribbon; and closed with tours of the renovated […] Read More
The Lodge Ribbon Cutting January 12th, 2018 Meridian is pleased to share we have completed all renovations to The Lodge and will be holding a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, January 12th, 2018. In September 2016, Meridian kicked off a $221,000 campaign to complete the renovation of 13 rooms at The Lodge. The Lodge provides temporary housing and a place to rest safely […] Read More

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