Tag Archives: mental illness

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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Apps, Pets Serve As Therapy For Mental Illness

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Emotional service animals and mobile applications are being offered as therapy tools for those who suffer from mental illness.

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Tax proposal on guns, ammunitions for mental health treatment

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Wednesday a Tampa Sen. Arthenia Joyner proposed a tax on dealers’s sale of guns and ammunition. The bill would place a four percent tax on dealers, with plans the money would go to mental health treatment and awareness.

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Local healthcare, religious groups promote mental illness awareness

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Mental health organizations, law enforcement and city officials gathered at a forum on Thursday to talk about mental health issues in the Gainesville community. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and Trinity United Methodist Church hosted the forum in the Worship Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

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In the News: Mentally ill untreated, Man fakes kidnapping, Gainesville real estate, Suspects pray to alligator god, Rhode Island gay marriage

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Experts: Two-thirds of mentally ill in Florida go untreated | www.palmbeachpost.com – Florida is second-to-last in funding for mental health. Lawmakers in the state have proposed increasing funding and awareness for mental health, including an expansion of Medicaid and involving [...]

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