News / Updates

Free Upcoming Virtual Training – 03/20/24

Health Care Transition in the Context of Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions presented by Dr. Lisa Gwynn and Dr. Rafael Cheas on 03/20/24 at 12:00pm. To register, contact

Sleep Awareness Week 2024

The Florida Program for Behavioral Health Improvements and Solutions proudly supports National Sleep Awareness Week, observed March 10-16, 2024.  This annual event encourages prioritizing sleep to improve overall health and mental well-being.

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February 2024 Program Updates

  • We are very proud to announce our Program Director, Marie McPherson, has been elected to the Florida NAMI Board of Directors for a three-year term.
  • Our Program sponsored a booth and a speaker at the 2024 Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Live Convention.  Dr. Nicholas Abid presented “The Osteopathic Physician, Psychiatry, and a Holistic Approach to Care” during the Live Convention on February 17th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • As part of the Florida Pediatric Mental Health Collaborative, our Program attended a two day in-person learning session hosted by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ).

Free Upcoming Virtual Training – 12/14/23

Recognizing Autism and Treatment of Commonly Associated Problematic Behaviors presented by Dr. Saundra Stock on 12/14/2023 at 12:00pm. Click here for more information.

Program Booth at the 2023 FCAAP Annual Conference

Visit our Program Booth (#45) during the FCAAP Annual Conference on September 1-3, 2023!

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Updated Best Practice Adult Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines

The Florida Expert Panel met on April 8, 2023 to review and update the Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Mediation Guidelines for Adults.

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FDA Approves OTC Naloxone Nasal Spray

On Wednesday, 03/29/23, the US Food and Drug Administration approved for the first time over-the-counter naloxone nasal spray.

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