Monthly Archives: June 2018

Party With A Purpose

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Collier kids’ mental health screened

Naples Daily News | USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA — 03/09/2018
Liz Freeman
Pediatricians who heed a recommendation to screen all children for depression starting at age 12 could look to how it’s done in Collier County.
Updated screening guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics were in the works before the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, which exposed shortcomings of the mental health system in Florida. Nikolas Cruz, 18, accused of killing 17 students and staffers and injuring 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had a history of depression and acting out as a student. He refused treatment after […]

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How schools can help students respond to suicide

 
Author Colleen O’Day is a Digital PR Manager and supports community outreach for 2U Inc.’s social work, mental health, and education programs. Find her on Twitter @ColleenMODay.
 

The rate of teen suicide has steadily increased since 2005. Among youth ages 15-24 years old, suicide is the second leading cause of death. A ripple effect of needs is created when a teenage suicide death occurs. Responding appropriately is critical to ensuring that everyone affected—family, friends and the school community—receives the right type and amount of support.

Grief can have a profound impact on students and may create new mental health issues or worsen existing conditions. Additional […]

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Two prominent suicides have nation talking

Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News — USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA — 06/10/2018
The deaths by suicide this week of two famous people drive home the need for more attention on mental illness and suicide prevention, experts say. The deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain reinforce that depression has no boundaries and can afflict people from all walks of life. “Mental illness touches all,” said Vacharee Howard, executive vice president of the Lee County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Depression doesn’t care who you are. It doesn’t matter how much money you make.”

She […]

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Naples Daily News Kudos for Mental Health Planning Group

Editorial Board — Naples Daily News, USA TODAY NETWORK – Florida — 06/09/2018
While Florida ranks at the bottom among states in supporting mental health programs, there are reasons to feel better about what’s being done locally in Collier County.

During a County Commission meeting this week that focused on mental health and addiction services, Collier Sheriff Kevin Rambosk put this in perspective based on his interaction with law enforcement leaders across the state and nation. “It is important that our community understand that we are way, way ahead in trying to make a positive impact on mental health,” he said.

He cited […]

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Collier County Hosts Mental Health Forum

Building is in plans to expand Collier’s mental health care
Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News — USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA / 06/06/2018
For Collier County to get a handle on its mental health and addiction crisis, a top priority would involve building a centralized receiving facility for stream-lined access to treatment.

A draft plan involves a 55,000-square-foot building on the campus of the David Lawrence Center on Golden Gate Parkway in East Naples, Scott Burgess, chief executive officer of the non-profit mental health center, said at a workshop Tuesday. The estimated cost to build it is $26.5 million, he said, and the […]

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