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Naples Daily News | USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA — 03/09/2018
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“STEPS OF HOPE” — 16th Annual Walk to be Held Saturday, February 17, 2018
Please join us at Cambier Park in Naples for this 2.5 mile walk.
Registration begins at 8:00am / Event begins at 8:30am
Walk begins at 9:30am / Scheduled to end by 11:30m.
Choose how you want to participate in this always fun community event — filled with food, games, and entertainment for the whole family. Form or join a team, help us obtain Walk sponsors, or volunteer at the event.
For more information, please contact Alex Kincaid at 239-260-7300 or by email at Alex@namicollier.org.
Mark your calendars! NAMI of Collier County will be hosting their 15th annual walk on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Cambier Park in Naples. Packed with free food, free entertainment, and plenty of goodies, please join us to raise awareness and funds for the 1 in 4 families affected by serious and persistent mental illness.
To form a team, sponsor the event, or for questions/concerns, please contact Alex at Alex@namicollier.org.
NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- Families waved as Santa and Mrs. Clause pulled up on a fire engine.
The mini parade happened along Trail Boulevard in North Naples. The event was hosted by the HUGS department of NAMI, a non-profit who helps families with financial, social, emotional or mental struggles. The families had dinner with Santa then received Christmas gifts.
NAMI HUGS runs off donations only and help is always appreciated.