Tag Archives: mental health

Q&A with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare CEO Maggie Labarta

By on January 16th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is a private nonprofit that aids those affected by mental illness and substance-use disorders in and around North Central Florida. Its main campus is located in Gainesville at the corner of Williston Road and Southwest 13th Street, […]

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In the News: China executes drug lord, WikiLeaks confession, beheading conviction, abuse act renewed

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Notorious drug lord executed by China over ‘Golden Triangle’ smuggling, hijackings – A notorious gang leader and drug lord from Myanmar was among four foreigners executed in China on March 1, marking the first time Beijing has extradited, tried and […]

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Legislature to evaluate mental health spending

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Florida’s mental health spending is about $39 per person per year, said Bob Sharpe, president and CEO of Florida Council for Community Mental Health.

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Police seek mentally ill man

By on August 6th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

By Forrest Smith-WUFT-FM Gainesville police are looking for man with mental health issues who might be off his medication and could become violent.  Police Spokesman Ben Tobias says 48-year-old Craig Taylor has not been seen since Saturday, when he got […]

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Helping military personnel with epilepsy

By on June 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Veterans from all types of wars  suffer from traumatic brain injuries. As WUFT-FMs Liana Charles reports, epilepsy is a growing problem for military members coming home from war.  

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