Mental Health

Darryl Strawberry, Steve Ford Will Keynote Sunshine from Darkness Gala

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the local mental health and addiction services of First Step of Sarasota and The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

10/28/2021 By Staff


Can Improv Classes Sharpen Your Mind?

Improvisation classes are not just for actors. Florida Studio Theatre offers improv for anyone looking to improve mental health, cognition and memory.

10/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Second Heart Homes Receives $20,000 Grant from Church of the Redeemer

The funds will be used to repair and refurbish two recently purchased duplexes for 12 homeless women with mental health issues.

10/25/2021 By Staff


Target CEO Donates $10 Million to Sarasota Memorial Behavioral Health Pavilion

Brian Cornell and his wife, Martha, have deep roots in the Sarasota area.

10/20/2021 By Staff

Mental Health

Sunshine from Darkness to Present 'Journey to Wellness' Symposium

Featured medical and mental health professionals will focus on the mental well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults in the wake of the pandemic.

10/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

All Star Children's Foundation Adds Two Team Members

They are Mary Bane Stevens and Renee St. Laurent.

10/08/2021 By Staff


With His New Book, Donald Antrim Wants to Change How We Think About Suicide

Antrim, who was born in Sarasota in 1958, has published three novels, a short story collection and a memoir. His new book, "One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival," comes out later this month.

10/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

How We've Changed

Thanks to Covid, We're Talking About Our Mental Health More

And it's young people who are leading the way.

09/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Relieve Depression?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-approved treatment for depression. A Sarasosta psychiatrist explains how it works.

09/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Grief, Interrupted

How to Help Someone Grieving a Covid Death

Chances are you know people who have lost loved ones to Covid. Here are some ways to help them navigate the emotional aftermath.

09/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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8 Signs Your Child May Need Behavioral Therapy

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Samaritan Counseling Services Awarded $50,000 Grant

The funding comes from the McCune Family Foundation and will be used to support mental health for at-risk children and youth.

08/18/2021 By Staff

Mental Health

Resilient Retreat Scales Up Programs to Support Community with Trauma Care

A $125,000 grant will allow the organization to hire a new staff member and fund the second phase of its neurofeedback program.

08/11/2021 By Staff

Mental Health

Sarasota Is Facing a Youth Mental Health Crisis, and Many Parents Can't Cope

Over the past year, 85 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties have been removed from a home because of a parent or guardian's "inability to cope."

07/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Progress Report

Here's an Inside Look At Sarasota Memorial's New Behavioral Healthcare Pavilion

The 96,000-square-foot, 82-bed facility is slated to be complete in October 2023.

06/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Topping Off

Resilient Retreat Holds Wall-Signing Celebration

Construction will be completed on the new Resilient Retreat Center will open in 2022.

06/15/2021 By Staff


May Is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here Are Some Local Sources for Help If You Need It

The Sarasota and Manatee Counties chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a variety of webinars, support groups and a community blog.

04/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Relieve Anxiety at Home?

Stress and anxiety are on the rise, but there's not always time for professional help. Here are some tips on how to find relief at home.

04/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Resilient Retreat Receives Grant from Love IV Lawrence Foundation

The funding will allow Resilient Retreat to provide more than 100 sessions of equine therapy to first responders, medical personnel and teachers in the community.

02/26/2021 By Staff