You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mental Health

Local Experts to Participate in Mental Health Roundtable

The LWN Live With Nature Foundation's streaming event will focus on mental health and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

In August, the CDC released data that revealed that one in four young adults had considered suicide because of the pandemic. Local organizations are taking action.

09/08/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Mental Health

SMH Hospital Board Approves Funding for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The $65 million pavilion is scheduled to be completed in October 2023.

08/18/2020 By Staff

Self-Care

Behavior Analyst Kabrena Williams on Self-Care for Special Needs Caregivers

“I’m here to hold you accountable for scheduling non-negotiable me time,” Williams says.

08/14/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Eat better, do better

Psychiatrist and Author Launches New Video Series on Nutrition and Brain Health

Dr. Uma Naidoo is the author of the new book This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, and More.

07/31/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breathe Easier

Four Easy Ways to Take a Mindfulness Break

Times are tough, to say the least. Here are a few easy ways to calm your worried mind.

06/16/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Grants

Centerstone Receives $4 Million Grant to Improve Community Health Care

The grant will enable Centerstone’s outpatient facility on Sixth Avenue West in Bradenton to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.

06/02/2020 By Staff

Love in the time of COVID

Professor Offers Tips on Dealing With Relationship Conflict During the Pandemic

Dr. Joanna DeValia recently shared her program "Romantic Competence" through Lakewood Ranch's Brain Health Initiative.

05/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

A Sarasota Social Worker Is Offering Free Virtual Therapy for Essential Workers

Jeffery Frank is one of several therapists who have started a new nonprofit that provides free or reduced-cost therapy sessions to essential workers nationwide.

05/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

Department of Children and Families Receives $1.9 Million Emergency Grant

The funds will be used to address behavioral health disorders as a result of COVID-19.

05/18/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

Best Selling Author Ron Suskind Provides Hope for Those with Autism

Best selling author Ron Suskind will share his son Owen's journey with autism at the Inspiring Hope Dinner on Saturday, March 14.

03/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Deep impact

An Early Childhood Development Expert Explains How Trauma and Stress Can Derail a Kid's Life

Mimi Graham is the director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy and advises agencies and nonprofits all around the state, including here in Sarasota.

12/19/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mental Health

State Hires First-Ever Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

In one of her first tasks, Darcy Abbott will be deployed to the Panhandle to assist with coordinating mental health services for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Life saver

New Workshops Designed to Help Teens and Adults Prevent Suicide

"What are three hours when it comes to saving a life?"

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Prescription X

New Documentary Will Cover How Sarasota Influenced the Future of Trauma Therapy

The career of aspiring psychotherapist and New College graduate Rick Doblin is being chronicled by documentary filmmaker Nirvan Mullick.

07/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Mental Health

First Step of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Announce Merger

A new combined organization will offer a regional and collaborative approach.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Doctor Among First to Earn ‘Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Expert’ Designation

Skoglund, who has been employed at the Florida Center for more than 20 years, was one of eight experts across the state invited to apply for the endorsement.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Mental Health

Mental Health Nonprofit Sunshine From Darkness Plans 2020 Relaunch

The organization will host a pair of special events: the Journey to Wellness Symposium and Inspiring Hope Dinner.

05/10/2019 By Staff