Category: Meridian


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 …

Help is available, coping with mental health during the pandemic

by Taniqua PennixThursday, March 18th 2021 Gainesville, Fla — According to the CDC nearly 40% of US adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse during the pandemic. Gainesville resident, Philip Floor, said like many people, he spent the last year isolated and feeling lonely. “In the beginning parts of the pandemic, it was …

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Annual Report Reveals Sharp Rise In Telehealth Treatment

WUFT By Walter Harwood December 2, 2020 Health and Science The COVID-19 pandemic upended mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across the country. In Gainesville, a new report from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare details how treatment via telehealth massively increased in popularity during the first half of 2020. Meridian provides services to North Central Florida …

Meridian Partners with Alachua County Sheriff for Co-Responder Program

Gainesville, Fla. — As part of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc.’s long-term strategy to establish Co-Responder programs throughout the communities served by Meridian, a Co-Responder team has been launched this month in partnership with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). Meridian’s first team was launched in April of 2018 in partnership with the City of Gainesville …

Meridian Behavioral Health counselors moving more toward telehealth sessions

By Landon Harrar |  Posted: Sun 6:40 PM, Apr 26, 2020  |  Updated: Sun 9:43 PM, Apr 26, 2020 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — Finding ways to keep your mental health in a good state can be difficult for many people, especially during the pandemic. We’ll show you how Meridian Behavioral Healthcare counselors are making it easier …

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