News / Updates

988: National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline

Starting on Saturday, 07/16/2022, 9-8-8 will be available nationwide for suicide prevention and behavioral health needs. Florida residents who use 9-8-8 will be routed to trained counselors at one of Florida’s 12 National Suicide Prevention Lifelines (NSPL).

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Best Practice Child/Adolescent Guidelines Update: April 2, 2022

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February is Black Heritage Month

The Florida Center for Behavioral Health Improvements and Solutions is proud to celebrate Black Heritage Month. Click here for more information.

We are hiring!

We are seeking a Research Support Specialist to support the operations of the Program, including data entry, appointment scheduling, and collaboration with practice site coordinators.

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and joyful New Year!

The Program will resume updating guidelines in April 2022.

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‘National Emergency’ in Child/Adolescent Mental Health

In October 2021, three national organizations declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health.

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October is Health Literacy Month

A time to promote access to understandable health information.

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October 10: World Mental Health Day

Did you know – October 10th is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day aims to increase mental health awareness.

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Primary care providers can bill for outcome measurement? Click here for more information

Telepsychiatry Outcomes (05/2020 – 04/2021)

The Program is one of several hubs to participate in a telepsychiatry project. A summary of outcomes from 05/2020 – 04/2021 is now available. Click here for more information

2021 NAMI Florida Virtual Conference

The 2021 NAMI Florida Annual Conference will be virtual on September 17-18, 2021.

The Program Director, Marie McPherson, will present about our Statewide Collaborative Project on Telepsychiatry and Children.

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The Florida Behavioral Health Collaborative Pediatric Hotline: 1-866-487-9507

The Florida Behavioral Health Collaborative Pediatric Hotline: 1-866-487-9507

Telehealth Reimbursement Codes

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SBIRT) procedure codes – Learn More

In the News

New Buprenorphine Guidelines, Guidance on the use of Ketamine and Esketamine, and new treatment for ADHD. Learn More

Courageous and Candid Conversations on the Relentless Challenges of Behavioral Health: From Crisis to Recovery

Starting in April 2021, we will be hosting a series of podcasts. Learn More

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Download the latest addition of The Prescriber Connection. Changing Our Name but Not Our Mission. Download Now

Free Upcoming Webinar – May 6

Download the latest addition of The Prescriber Connection. Changing Our Name but Not Our Mission. Learn More

Free Upcoming Webinar – April 29

Pediatric Psychiatry via Telehealth Consultation: What I’m Doing Now as a Pediatric Psychiatrist and Future Directions. Learn More

Free Upcoming Webinar – April 12

Gaps in the availability of specialty mental health care and the consequences of untreated mental health problems have expanded the service delivery roles of pediatric primary care providers. Learn More

Winter 2019/Spring 2020 Newsletter

Download the latest addition of The Prescriber Connection. Changing Our Name but Not Our Mission. Download Now

Free Upcoming Webinar – Jan 9

Artificial Intelligence for Social Determinants of Health. Speaker Steve Miff, PhD.
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September is National Recovery Month

Each year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to bring awareness to the fact that millions of Americans are in recovery from comorbid behavioral health and substance use disorders. Learn More

Summer 2019 Newsletter

2019 Florida Best Practice Recommendations for Women of Reproductive Age with Serious Mental Illness and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders. Learn More