Mental Health

The SAMH Program is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. The program is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes and is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.

3.6 million Floridians Expected to Have Food Stamp Cuts

About 3.6 million Floridians who use food stamps to purchase their monthly groceries will see a cut in their benefits come Nov. 1, the Orlando Sentinel reports.  This round of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will leave a family of four with approximately $36 less per month. The cuts are coming because federal stimulus spending ordered during the Great Recession is coming to an end. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-food-stamps-cut-20131022,0,7722759.story The 3.6 million Floridians who rely on food stamps each month will see their benefits cut on Nov. 1 — and bigger cuts might be coming. The initial reduction in food-stamp benefits — known as SNAP for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — is the result of an end to federal stimulus spending passed in 2009 to boost the economy during the Great Recession. Though the amount of the cuts varies according to family size, income and expenses, a family of four will receive about $36 less each month, or $432 less per year.

Remember to Feed YOUR Brain

There’s great deals of hype surrounding mind physical exercises or supposed “brain training” or “mind training” and while there’s some unscientific evidence to suggest that mental physical exercises can affect a person’s mental acuity, it would certainly show up that this isn’t really the only thing that influences brain function… FOOD! Brain fitness is definitely important and the food we eat is also just at important to perform function… you know thinking! Humm, a large part in our brains diet is basically a reflection of what you eat.  Yes, I will say it, you are what you eat!. That way I’m thankful to find site Mommy Edition: it really has support me learn just exactly what food are most effective for the optimal mind function. Many thanks! http://www.mommyedition.com/foods-to-improve-your-brain-health for the list of great food to eat! Superfood #1 — “Oily” Fish Superfood #2 — Tomatoes Superfood #3 — Blueberries Superfood #4 — Strawberries Superfood #5 — Sage Superfood #6 — Broccoli Superfood #7 – Pumpkin Seeds Superfood #8 – Whole Grains Superfood #9 – Walnuts Superfood #10 – Caffeine  

2010 Florida County Suicides

  Glades: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking of self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Hamilton: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking of self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Levy: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about suicide, please call: (800) 273-8255 Citrus: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about suicide, kindly telephone call: (800) 273-8255 Union: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Dixie: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about self-destruction, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Putnam: Suicide Prevention if you are considering suicide, satisfy phone call: (800) 273-8255 Saint Johns: Suicide Prevention if you are considering suicide, please phone call: (800) 273-8255 Monroe: Suicide Prevention if you are considering self-destruction, kindly call: (800) 273-8255 Nassau: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking of suicide, kindly telephone call: (800) 273-8255 Sarasota: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking of self-destruction, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Pasco: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking of self-destruction, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Pinellas: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking about suicide, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Volusia: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking about self-destruction, satisfy phone call: (800) 273-8255 Holmes: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking about self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Brevard: Suicide Deterrence if you are considering suicide, kindly call: (800) 273-8255 Lafayette: Suicide Deterrence if you are considering self-destruction, please telephone call: (800) 273-8255 Clay: Suicide Deterrence if you are considering self-destruction, please phone call: (800) 273-8255 Highlands: Suicide Avoidance if you are thinking of self-destruction, […]

Christina Huff Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Please NOTE: This blog is participation in a MENTAL HEALTH MONTH event sharing mental health heroes in connection to Mental Health Humors Cartoon-a-thon. Please help us bring mental illness awareness and eduction all month long by sharing this post with your social network, friend and family. Thank You.   Christina “Christi” Huff 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon Drawing by Chato Stewart Christi, aka The Bipolar Hot Mess, has been blogging in the mental health field since April 2011. She got her start while searching for support with her bipolar disorder because she was feeling quite alone and misunderstood with her illness and what she was going through. This opportunity came by becoming a blogger for the website Ask A Bipolar. Shortly after she started blogging there,… READ MORE See Your Bonus Drawings by my children. LP 14 – Sweet Pea 11 – Precious 10 and Belly 7 ——Sponsors—— FreeCounselingHelp.com is America’s only directory connecting people with affordable counseling. There are thousands of non-profit agencies within America that are available to help those with limited means. FreeCounselingHelp.com allows people to quickly search by ZIP code and find the best fit for their mental health needs. Mentalympians is a mental health community development initiative to raise awareness of mental health recovery, inspire hope, reduce self-stigma, foster recovery and also connect individuals who are interested in campaigning for mental health reform. I would like to thank Enzymedica’s Tom Bohager for his support. Enzymedica is Florida-based founded in 1998 to offer consumers targeted digestive […]

David Speicher Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Please NOTE: This blog is participation in a MENTAL HEALTH MONTH event sharing mental health heroes in connection to Mental Health Humors Cartoon-a-thon. Please help us bring mental illness awareness and eduction all month long by sharing this post with your social network, friend and family. Thank You.   David Speicher 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon Drawing by Chato Stewart I worked as a Human Resources Director for over 20 years. I partnered with executives to change culture and minds moving from a harsh bureaucratic system to one with a culture of free will to approach your profession, your job and employee involvement. I also over saw our benefits programs which often had at least minimum coverage for mental health. I also managed our Employee Assistance Programs (ESP) As a consumer and not being diagnosed until I was 42, I took the … READ MORE See Your Bonus Drawings by my children. LP 14 – Sweet Pea 11 – Precious 10 and Belly 7 ——Sponsors—— FreeCounselingHelp.com is America’s only directory connecting people with affordable counseling. There are thousands of non-profit agencies within America that are available to help those with limited means. FreeCounselingHelp.com allows people to quickly search by ZIP code and find the best fit for their mental health needs. Mentalympians is a mental health community development initiative to raise awareness of mental health recovery, inspire hope, reduce self-stigma, foster recovery and also connect individuals who are interested in campaigning for mental health reform. I would like to thank […]