Tag: mental health

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast: Florida is Leading the Way on Student Mental Health

The‭ ‬2018‭ ‬tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prompted a historic statewide effort to improve student mental health.‭ ‬Then-Gov.‭ ‬Rick Scott‭ ‬and the Florida Legislature set out to implement a simple but powerful...

Casey DeSantis: Florida is First in Nation to Reframe and Rethink the Way Mental...

Last week, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis proposed, and the State Board of Education unanimously approved, a change in how Florida supports the health and wellbeing of its students. With the approval of a...

FBHA Expects Many Floridians to Deal With Mental Health Issues After Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian travels out of the state, millions of Floridians are struggling with no power, no water, no food and possibly with no homes or neighborhoods to return to. According to the Florida Behavioral...

Charlie Crist: DOJ Sending $7.4 Million to FDLE, Pinellas County

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice headed to the Sunshine State. "These grants...

Tiffany Rucker: Mitigating the Mental and Emotional Impact of COVID-19

As a society, our focus on employees’ mental health has increased tremendously over the past few years. As more celebrities and high-profile leaders speak out about their experiences, mental health is starting to be...

Casey DeSantis Leads Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting on Mental Health, Student Resiliency

On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency in Florida’s students.

Florida Congressmen Bring Back the Enhance Access to Support Essential Behavioral Health Services Act

According to the congressman’s office, the bill “will improve the ability of vulnerable populations (seniors, children and the disabled) to access high-quality mental health services” and “will permanently allow Medicare and Medicaid to reimburse for behavioral health services delivered via telehealth.”

Stephanie Murphy: UCF Getting HHS Funds for Mental Health Treatment Access

The program will help expand access to behavioral health care services by recruiting and training new mental health professionals to serve the most vulnerable populations in Central Florida.

Stephanie Murphy Backs School Safety Drill Research Act

Perlmutter’s bill will “study the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in K-12 schools” and “will help inform and identify best practices in order to maximize the effectiveness of school safety drills while minimizing the trauma to students and staff members.”
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Sports Teams, Athletes Back First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Resiliency Initiative to Empower Florida Students

Unveiled at Amway Arena, professional sports teams, organizations, and athletes from across Florida are lending their support for these resiliency efforts.

Gus Bilirakis, Scott Peters Bring Back School Suicide Prevention Bill

Peters first introduced the bill in June and the U.S. House passed the measure on a voice vote in September. However, the U.S. Senate did not clear the companion bill championed by then U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Col.

Trump Signs David Trone’s, John Rutherford’s Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act into Law

“The Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, would help law enforcement partner with mental health providers to provide incarcerated individuals community care as they transition back into society. This care includes medication-assisted treatment, community-level crisis response programs, and technical assistance to develop innovative training and treatment for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals suffering from mental illness. Recidivism rates decline when we address the mental health challenges that place formerly incarcerated individuals at risk of reoffending,” Rutherford’s office noted.