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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 signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adults including: anxiety, depression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and substance use disorders. PrintBy the end of the training participants will have appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem. Not only does the course enhance mental health awareness and understanding, but it is shown to improve the mental health of those taking the training. It has also shown to improve the mental health of those taking the training, making them more confident in dealing with people who have a mental health illness.

The next course open to the public will be offered May 20th 2015

Who can attend: Open Community Training ($50/Person) Where:545 NW 8th Ave Gainesville, FL 32601; GPD – Training Room When:May 20th, 2015 8:30am-5:00pm Presenter: Myriah Brady, LCSW To register please email or call our MHFA Coordinator, Yahaira Waters, at or at 352-374-5600 x8652 .

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Severe Weather Alert: Temporary disruption of normal operations at Meridian locations due to severe weather. Outpatient and administrative operations at all North Central Florida locations will be closed on Thursday, September 29th. Telehealth, Inpatient, Residential, Crisis and Emergency Services, and Access Center will remain open in Gainesville and Lake City. Meridian will return to normal operations on Friday, September 30th.  For more information visit