Agape/Public Defender Announce New Initiative
Dr. Newcomer joins group announcing new call center
Cultivating Community Connections: Veterans Mental Health Summit
Veterans Mental Health Summit: recording and resources
New survey sheds light on college students' mental health concerns
Emotional Stress most cited reason students think about dropping out
Researchers warn parents about melatonin gummies for kids
Researchers are advising clinicians to warn parents that pediatric use of melatonin gummies may result in ingestion of unpredictable quantities of melatonin and cannabidiol (CBD).
Multiple substance use disorders may share inherited genetic signature, study says
Findings could lead to universal therapies for alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, opioid addictions
Thriving Mind Expands Mobile Response Teams in Miami-Dade County
New 800-HELP-YOU Number Launches
Thriving Mind Mourns Loss of Local Mental Health Advocate
Thriving Mind Mourns Loss of Local Mental Health Advocate
Florida’s Managing Entities Encourage Floridians to Seek Help for Overwhelming Stress
Help available for stress
NAMI Miami-Dade Names New President
NAMI Miami-Dade has named Susan O’Mahoney Holtzman as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the leading mental health advocacy, education and support organization in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.
Recovery Oriented System of Care
Moving away from an acute care model to a framework that focuses on the whole person, their strengths, community, and family.
Prevention System of Care
Prevention services provide substance use prevention and wellness promotion services.
Thriving Mind Speaks at Psych Jam Event
Delia Keen, Thriving Mind’s Peer Support Specialist, and Derek S. Moore, Thriving Mind’s Peer Services Manager, participated in FIU’s online Psych Jam event this week.
Teen Alcohol Use
In 2019, over 7 million 12-to 20-year-olds reported past month alcohol use, over 4 million reported past month binge drinking, and nearly 1 million reported past month heavy alcohol use.
Thriving Mind Youth Board Member Shares Mental Health Journey
Mecca McCain remembers being as young as 11 when she first began cutting herself with a steak knife hidden in her bedroom.
CBS4 Interviews Our CEO
Dr. Newcomer, along with Dr. Joe Parks, who is medical director at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and a Thriving Mind board member, spoke at the event on suicide prevention.
Thriving Mind Staff Supports NAMI Miami-Dade Event
Thriving Mind staff conduct outreach at NAMI Miami-Dade suicide prevention event.
Start a Conversation with Your Doctor
Make sure you know all the risks and benefits of treatments and how to reduce the risk of opioid addiction and overdose.
New Podcast Focused on Diversity and Mental Health
The first episode talks about the new nationwide suicide hotline, 988, and efforts to reach people in communities of color.
Trauma Recovery Network
Thriving Mind South Florida’s Trauma Recovery Network offers a number of free services for adult and child victims of violent crime.
Thriving Mind and NAMI Miami-Dade Discuss Suicide Prevention
How to talk to friends and family about taboo topic.
Thriving Mind CEO Gives Plenary Talk
Newcomer gives plenary talk at UCF College of Medicine annual meeting
Black History Month: Focus on Mental Health
Black and African American people are more likely to experience chronic and persistent, rather than episodic, mental health conditions.
FIRST TRAUMA RECOVERY NETWORK IN FLORIDA TO SUPPORT CRIME VICTIMS
FIRST TRAUMA RECOVERY NETWORK IN FLORIDA TO SUPPORT CRIME VICTIMS
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Come here to learn more about maintaining your mental health, what to do if you need help and where to go.
Thriving Mind Staff Attend Child Welfare Bill Signing
Allison Schild, Thriving Mind’s Peer Services Manager, attended the bill signing of SB 7034, which increases the amount of money relative caregivers receive when they take children into their home and also increases the age for youth in care who receive college tuition from the state.
¡HAZ QUE TU VOZ CUENTE!
¡¡ATENCIÓN RESIDENTES DEL CONDADO DE MIAMI-DADE!! ¡HAZ QUE TU VOZ CUENTE! Únase a nuestro grupo de enfoque para compartir sus pensamientos sobre la salud mental y los desafíos en su comunidad.
Thriving Mind Mourns Loss of Manny Fermin
Thriving Mind South Florida mourns of the loss of Manny Fermin, longtime CEO of Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade. Mr. Fermin died March 17 at age 56 from pancreatic cancer.
Thriving Mind COO Named One of 12 Inspiring Women of Health
Laura M. Naredo, MS, CHC, CHPC, Thriving Mind's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was named one of 12 Inspiring Women of Health by the Health Foundation of South Florida.
Monroe County Focus Groups
Join our focus group to share your thoughts about mental health and challenges in your community. Focus group session will last 1 hour. Participation is voluntary. Participants must be: 18 years or older and a resident of Monroe County.
Miami-Dade County Focus Group Opportunity
Join our focus group to share your thoughts about mental health and challenges in your community. Focus group session will last 1 hour. Participation is voluntary. Participants must be: 18 years or older and a resident of Miami-Dade County.
2022 Behavioral Health Needs Assessment
Thriving Mind South Florida is facilitating the 2022 Behavioral Health Needs Assessment for the Southern Region (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties). The surveys cover individuals served, peer community, stakeholders and cultural health disparities.
Thriving Mind Congratulates Agape On Its First Annual Ascend Award Event
Thriving Mind Congratulates Agape On Its First Annual Ascend Award Event Maureen Lewis, Vicki Lopez, Congressman Carlos Gimenez, Congressman Ted Deutch Agape Team Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Joseph Milton Joseph Milton, Alexandra Milton, ...
How Culturally-Based Practices Impact Mental Health
For generations, culturally-based practices have been erased, set aside, hidden away, or utilized in secret. The efforts to erase these practices are a cornerstone of the oppressive and violent actions implemented toward diminishing the history, value, and pride in BIPOC and QTBIPOC communities.
Half of People of Color, LGBTQ+ Experienced Increased Mental Health Challenges During Pandemic
New Data Shows Nearly Half of All People of Color and LGBTQ+ Have Experienced Increased Mental Health Challenges During Pandemic This week, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing released this data finding that nearly half of all Black, Hispanic, As ...
Round-the-clock mental-health services available for those touched by Surfside collapse | Opinion
Round-the-clock mental-health services available for those touched by Surfside collapse | Opinion Article appeared on July 21, 2021 in the Miami Herald BY MIRIAM SINGER AND JOHN W. NEWCOMER JULY 20, 2021 04:33 PM As we mourn the people who lost their l ...
Thriving Mind Social Worker Helps Surfside Community
Dr. Tracy A. Rodriguez-Miller, a licensed clinical social worker, is working on site at the #Surfside tragedy helping those on scene with behavioral health needs. Dr. Rodriguez-Miller works as the continuous quality improvement manager at Thriving Mind ...
Thriving Mind Provider Helps Surfside Community
Jewish Community Services of South Florida Provides Mental Health Services to Surfside Community MIAMI, Fla. – In response to the recent Surfside condo collapse, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) is providing emergency mental health care ...
Miami-Dade Police and Thriving Mind Program Named Law Enforcement Mental Health Learning Site
A program run by the Miami-Dade Police Department and Thriving Mind South Florida has been named a Law Enforcement Mental Health Learning Site by the Council on State Governments Justice Center. Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Sites are a resour ...
Reunification Month: Allison and Grace’s Story
Thriving Mind Peer Services Manager Writes About Reuniting With Daughter By: Allison Schild Thriving Mind Peer Services Manger I wanted to take a minute to invite everyone to join us as we celebrate Reunification Month this June. This month is very spe ...
Mental Health Fair: Photos
Thank you for attending our first virtual mental health fair. We have posted resources on our website: https://www.thrivingmind.org/virtual-mental-health-fair/ Video from the event is here. If you haven’t already, please fill out the survey link so we ...
Virtual Mental Health Fair
Mental Health Fair May 26th Thriving Mind South Florida, along with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, Banyan Health System, Citrus Health Network, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and Miami-Dade County Schools hosted a ...
Lunch and Learn Suicide Prevention: Mental Health and COVID 19
Hosted by Guidance/Center Center, Inc., this free, informative 60-minute webinar will provide suicide prevention training including identifying suicide risk, warning signs, communication, and actions to assist. Then, impact of COVID-19 on mental health ...
Mental Health Residential Facilities Should be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine
Behavioral Health Workers, High Risk Patients and Congregate-Living Residential Facilities for Behavioral Health Treatment Should Receive the Same Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine as all other Medical Workers, Patients and Congregate Living Facilities Flo ...
Thriving Mind Joins Stop COVID-19 Research Study
COVID-19 Drug Study Underway Florida communities invited to join Thriving Mind South Florida invites Florida communities to learn more and consider participation in a research project offered by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Re ...
Sesame Resources for Families
Sesame Resources Available on Thriving Mind site for Families and Professionals Sesame Street in Communities specializes in providing age-appropriate and engaging resources for families with young children and the professionals who work with them. Here ...
Grant to Develop Recovery App For Smartphones
Proctor and Tien Receive $300K Federal Grant To Develop Addiction Recovery Smartphone App MIAMI-/BALTIMORE–Steven Proctor, Ph.D., of PRO Health Group of Miami, in partnership with Allen Tien, M.D., of Medical Decision Logic, Inc. (mdlogix) —a B ...
Sesame Street Needs Your Input
Dear Colleagues, We are excited to partner with Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) over the next year to share Sesame Street resources to help children and families manage tough times. Our work together will include workshops for providers and resourc ...
WLRN Reports on Thriving Mind-Sesame Partnership
WLRN, the NPR affiliate in Miami, reported today (Oct. 6) about Thriving Mind South Florida’s new initiative with Sesame Street in Communities. Listen to the interview here. Sesame Street in Communities builds on an almost 50-year commitment to address ...
Thriving Mind Joins Sesame Street in Communities
Thriving Mind Makes New Friends Thriving Mind South Florida joins Baltimore, MD, and Maricopa County, AZ, as the latest communities to partner with Sesame Street in Communities. Sesame Street in Communities builds on an almost 50-year commitment to add ...
Thriving Mind Presents Care Coordination Research
Thriving Mind Presents Care Coordination Research John W. Newcomer, M.D., Thriving Mind President and CEO, and Steve Proctor, Ph.D., Thriving Mind Senior Health Outcomes Advisor, presented research involving Care Coordination for individuals with subst ...
Provider Spotlight: GCC Receives Federal Funds for Suicide Prevention
Guidance/Care Center, Inc. Receives Federal Funds for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Provides Emergency Response Funds for Suicide Prevention due to COVID-19. Guidance/Care Center, Inc ...
Thriving Mind Receives 10K masks from Humanity Forward, Aiden Health
HUMANITY FORWARD AND AIDEN HEALTH PARTNER TO DONATE100K MASKS TO 10 U.S. HEALTH CENTERS NEW YORK— Humanity Forward and Aiden Health are partnering to deliver 100,000 masks to 10 community organizations across the United States, including Thriving Mind ...
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials: Need for Diverse Participants
Vaccine Trial Needs Diversity People react differently to medications The COVID-19 Prevention Network is conducting a Phase 3 clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. The Network was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NI ...
Group Quarter Census Count Begins
To our providers: Census takers will work this month and through October with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted. If you operate a group home, ple ...
Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and Thriving Mind is here to help. Go to our Get Help page here for resources for mental health and substance use for adults and children and youth. Despite advances in health equity, disparities in mental ...
Thriving Mind Supports Our Community
Thriving Mind Supports Community Trauma, the combined impact of past and recent stressors, increases risk for mental health and substance use disorders. Thriving Mind South Florida supports our community, especially those with reduced access to care, a ...
Mask Donation Event
Local officials, business leaders celebrate partnership to provide mental health professionals with PPE ~ YMP Real Estate Management donates 5,000 KN95 masks to local Managing Entity ~ Watch video of event here. HIALEAH, Fla. – Miami-Dade County’s effo ...
Children’s Mental Health Awareness
May 7th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and is observed each year to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and how vital positive mental health is to a child’s development. Thriving Mind South Florida can h ...
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Come there for resources, news and stories throughout the month. What’s it like to live with mental illness? Watch this video. National Prevention Week 2020 May 10–16, 2020 SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (NPW) i ...
Interested in Becoming a Peer Specialist
Peers Are you interested in earning the Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) credential in Florida? Do you have questions about the process and requirements to apply for and earn the CRPS designation? Then this FREE webinar is for you! Join us on ...
COVID-19 Resource Page
Distress and Suicide Help Lines SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 667 ...
COVID-19 Takes Heavy Psychological Toll on Health Care Workers
Frontline Healthcare Workers Exposed To COVID-19 May Be At Greater Risk Of Developing Unfavorable Mental Health Outcomes, Study Indicates MD Magazine reports, “Frontline healthcare workers, women, and nurses exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-1 ...
Thriving Mind Joins #2020Census Efforts
We are excited to announce that Thriving Mind Foundation and Thriving Mind South Florida have partnered with the @uscensusbureau to support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn ...
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Loving Your Family, Your Friends, and Yourself Everyday
This time of the year may be synonymous with love, romance and material expressions of the like, but as the hearts and bouquets fade on social media feeds and store displays, a more significant focus should be loving one’s self, friends and family – no ...
Thriving Mind Advisor Publishes Poem on Opioid Addiction
Steven L. Proctor, Ph.D., Senior Health Outcomes Advisor for Thriving Mind, published a poem on opioid addiction in the journal Academic Psychiatry. Click here to view link of poem and the Poet’s statement. Congratulations, Dr. Proctor!
NBA Develops Mental Health Guidelines
MedScape Psychiatry reports on new guidelines developed by the National Basketball Association (NBA) after players open up about mental health concerns. Read the full story here and go to our website for resources for children and adults.
Forbes Reports on Disparities in Mental Health
Forbes reports: There’s an alarming gap between the number of people who experience mental illness and those who receive care. It’s especially troubling when you consider that the health disparity between people with mental illness and those without is ...
NY Times reports: Meth Deaths on Rise
The New York Times reports on rising deaths from meth. “Meth use first ballooned in the United States from the 1990s into the early 2000s, when it was often made in small home labs with pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in many drugstore cold medici ...
FCC Approves Proposal To Make 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline Number
The Wall Street Journal (12/12, Tracy, Subscription Publication) reports that the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday okayed a proposal to create a 988 hotline for suicide prevention and mental health crises. The three-digit number is designe ...
Community Forum on Recovery
The Florida Department of Children and Families and Thriving Mind South Florida in collaboration with Faces and Voices of Recovery are hosting a Community Forum to discuss RECOVERY in our Community. So if you are a person in Recovery, Family member, se ...
Imbrone Named Thriving Mind Board Chair
Paul Imbrone has been named chair of the board of directors for Thriving Mind South Florida (Contracting as South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.) Mr. Imbrone has served on the board for two years, most recently as chair elect. “Paul has extens ...
Everyday Tips for Building Better Mental Health
When we think about what we can do, or should do, to take better care of ourselves, we often jump to thinking about our physical body and how we need to rearrange our schedules or wake up hours earlier to find enough time for a trip to the gym or to pr ...
Depression is real, but it is also treatable: Here’s what you need to know
October is National Depression Awareness Month, which is a month-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about depression and its risk factors. This October, become familiar with effective coping mechanisms for depression, as well as the risk factors and warning signs to look out for.
ThrivingMind.org: Your online resource for mental health and substance use services in South Florida
Thriving Mind | South Florida (contracting as South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.) works to ensure that families and individuals affected by mental illness and substance abuse can readily access innovative, effective and compassionate service ...
Let’s Talk Suicide Prevention
NOTE: If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, an annual month-long campaign in the United States to inf ...
Tips for Mental Wellness during the Hurricane
Experiencing emotional distress as a hurricane approaches is not uncommon. Feelings of overwhelming anxiety, having trouble sleeping, constantly worrying and other depression-like symptoms are common during hurricanes. The best thing you can do is try ...
Thriving Mind and local police TEAM UP to transform the lives of the chronically homeless while saving taxpayer dollars
A unique partnership between South Florida Behavioral Health Network and local police department in Miami and Miami Beach has changed the way the police are viewed in the community and dramatically transformed the lives of individuals engaged in the ne …
Thriving Mind South Florida is leading the transformation of its provider network into a Recovery Oriented System of Care
A ROSC is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families, and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of ...
SFBHN’s Laura Naredo discusses opioid crisis In South Florida on WPBT
Watch SFBHN’s Chief Operating Officer Laura Naredo discuss a new opioid pilot program on WPBT and WXEL
Dr. John Newcomer named President and CEO of South Florida Behavioral Health Network
South Florida Behavioral Health Network has announced that John W. Newcomer, M.D. has been named its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Newcomer was previously Professor of Integrated Medical Science at the Charles E. Sch ...
Judge Steven Leifman Receives the Pardes Humanitarian Prize
The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health was awarded to Judge Steven Leifman, associate administrative judge in Miami-Dade County and Chairman of the Board of the South Florida Behavioral Health Network.