Category: News


Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

June 25, 2020 LifeStream is one of 14 counties in Florida to receive new funding from the Florida Health Department in the fight against all-drug overdose and opioid abuse. LifeStream is using this funding to increase their marketing and media platform in the battle against opioid and drug use highlighting their 24hr Community Substance Abuse …

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 …

LifeStream offers virus stress hotline

The coronavirus pandemic is different than other crises because it effects all of us. Regardless of our age, financial status or religion, it has profoundly changed our lives. In a single day government shutdown orders closed restaurants, public gatherings, schools and visits with friends and families. Employers have shuttered doors and handed many workers pink …

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