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New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched as Sarasota faces mental health crisis

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – a nationwide program launched in mid-July to help make mental health care more accessible – arrives ... continue reading

7 Bradenton-area schools will be part of a new brain health pilot project

Stephanie Peabody talked about her vision for building a brain healthy community at Lakewood File photo by James A. Jones Jr. / Bradenton Herald ... continue reading

Sarasota area suffering ‛unprecedented’ surge in parents ousting kids because they can’t cope with them

In Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties, “inability to cope” is the third-most-often reason parents cite when they use the Baker Act to have a ... continue reading

Naomi Osaka Exposes Sports’ Mental-Health Risks With French Open Exit

Naomi Osaka’s decision to quit the already started French Open has caused the issue of athlete mental health to ripple out into the broader ... continue reading

10 Ways to Enhance Mental Health This Summer

We often associate summertime with vacations, time by the pool, and less stress. While all of these things are true, the general lack of structure ... continue reading

New Orange County and Orlando teams improve mental health response to crises

An Orlando Sentinel article details the work in that area of the behavioral health response teams, which are similar to the efforts led by ... continue reading

Being Aware of Mental Health Can Mean Taking Steps to Feel Your Best

The National Institute of Mental Health is marking Mental Health Awareness Month with tips on how we can take better care of ourselves. Mental ... continue reading

Online Book and Original Art Try to Convey Experience of Mental Illnesses

An online book of amazing art that aims to convey what it feels like to have a mental illness was published by Natalie Milgram, ... continue reading

The Pandemic Caused a Global Mental Health Collapse; Recovery Might Take Years

The pandemic has devastated the mental health of more than 30% of the world’s population, and recovery is expected to take years, studies cited ... continue reading

Sarasota County School Leaders Consider More Funding for Mental Health Programs

The Sarasota County School Board recently considered increasing funding for mental health programs in the schools. In his testimony before the board, First Step ... continue reading