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Ashley Moody Calls for More Student-Led Drug Prevention Programs in Florida Schools

The opioid crisis continues to ravage Florida, with close to 17 people dying each day due to overdoses. Moody is encouraging school superintendents to bolster student-led anti-drug initiatives to raise awareness among young people about the dangers of addiction to prevent addiction and misuse.
Casey DeSantis

Casey DeSantis: HHS Sending Almost $5 Million to DCF for Crisis Counseling Program

The grant, which came to almost $5 million, comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds “will provide crisis counseling services through Florida’s network of 2-1-1 crisis helplines, assisting individuals in need of mental or behavioral health counseling and referrals.”

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Pushes Proposal to Create National Toll-Free Number for Mental Health Concerns

Mucarsel-Powell, a member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, is championing the “Peer Assisted Relief Through Networks of Empathetic Resources and Supports (PARTNERS) Act” which will “provide resources and support to those requiring mental health aid by creating a National Peer Support Warmline under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address rising mental health concerns.” The bill would ensure people who call the toll free number will be connected to a trained peer who will provide support and resources.

HHS Sending More than $100 Million to Florida to Help With Opioid Crisis

Florida is penciled in for $100,170,437 in the first round of HHS funds. 
Casey DeSantis

Casey DeSantis: HHS Sending $1.9 Million to DCF

The funding will provide crisis intervention services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by COVID-19.

Feds Send DCF More than $50 Million to Fight Opioids in Florida

Scott said on Wednesday that DFC was getting a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “to continue providing treatment and recovery support services for individuals seeking help for opioid use.”
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