Category: Meridian


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 …

Resources to deal with the emotional toll of COVID-19

Taniqua Pennix, April 23, 2020 Gainesville, Fla — Alachua City Officials recognize the emotional toll COVID-19 has placed on people, so they are partnering with mental health experts to see how they can provide more resources for mental health in the community. Over the past couple of weeks first responders with Gainesville Fire rescue said …

Officials explore whether recent suicides signal trend

Sarah Nelson, Gainesville Sun, Posted Apr 22, 2020 at 8:15 PM More than one month into coronavirus-related changes that have upended normal life, area residents have leaned heavily on Alachua County’s mental health and crisis services in uncertain — and for some, seemingly hopeless — times. But in the past week, what some first responders say appears to be a …

Meridian Clinician: Mental Health Firefighter

The new normal of sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic can leave people feeling mentally unsteady, but Sara Creel has some guidance on how to relieve the strain. “As time goes on and kids are out of school, a lot of parents are out of work, a lot of people are stuck with people …

Meridian to Utilize Web-Based Program to Provide More Accessible Mental Healthcare

Meridian will now offer services through TAO Connect; a digital health company aiming to make mental health therapy more accessible, efficient, and effective. Meridian clients are given access to TAO Connect’s suite of web-based mental health tools and self-help capabilities. These tools will be used in conjunction with clients’ in-person therapy visits at Meridian. “TAO …

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