Author: Joy Riddle


Meridian has received a $4 million Federal Grant that designates us as a Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Center (CCBHC)

This grant recognizes and supports the critical need for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare for those effected by mental health and substance use disorders. For Immediate Release Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare has been awarded a $4 million grant over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand and …

LifeStream Behavioral Center, Inc. Receives $600,000 Grant from the Live Well Foundation of South Lake to Fund the Startup of a Youth Recovery Care Center in Clermont

PUBLIC NEWS RELEASE FOR JULY 8, 2021 Established in 2019, the Live Well Foundation of South Lake is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of the South Lake community. They are dedicated to attracting and funding much needed healthcare and healthy lifestyle programs to serve the areas residents. LifeStream, a leading Central Florida-based Community …

Meridian Healthcare and GPD program helps mentally ill residents stay out of jail system

By Camille SyedPublished: Apr. 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM UTC GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Hundreds of residents battling mental illness or substance abuse have received treatment and advice from officers, instead of jail time, thanks to the Gainesville Police Department(GPD) and Meridian Healthcare co-respondents program. Corporal Shelley Postle has been working with the team since …

Co-responder program leads to fewer arrests and more treatment for mental health

by Taniqua PennixFriday, April 9th 2021 Gainesville, Fla — Meridian’s Co-Responder program is a partnership between law enforcement and mental health specialists. The Vice President of Meridian Healthcare’s Diversion and Recovery services, Jeremiah Alberico, said the program began in 2018 with the Gainesville Police Department and expanded their outreach to Alachua County in 2020. A …

Meridian Now Offering On-Demand Care 24/7 Through Meridian Care Connection

This increased availability has been crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic and services can now be accessed not only in-person, but, virtually via Telehealth For Immediate Release | March 16, 2021 For Information Contact: Joy Riddle * Joy_Riddle@mbhci.org * 352-262-2103 Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is continuing to enhance access to much-needed services to …

RECOGNIZING LIFESTREAM BEHAVIORAL CENTER’S FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2021 On March 23, 2021, Congressman Daniel Webster recognized LifeStream Behavioral Center’s fifty years of service in the US House of Representatives as a matter of Congressional Record during the proceedings and debates of the 117th Congress. Congressman Webster recognized LifeStream’s 50th Anniversary and their commitment to “Bringing Hope to …

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