Mental Health Minute

Mental Health Matters: Rural Mental Health and ACI’s Efforts to Serve

Rural Mental Health and ACI’s Efforts to Serve By James Kwasneski, MSW Case Manager Supervisor Gadsden County Outpatient   The provision of outpatient services to rural populations is a significant challenge and area of opportunity for Apalachee Center. Since the passage of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 (CMHA), federal funds have been allocated


STRESSING MENTAL HEALTH Stress is a fact of life. Everyone experiences it, and no one handles it perfectly every time. But the causes, and consequences, of stress are more complicated than most people realize. This month, the Health Council of the United Way of the Big Bend is presenting a forum on stress and healthy

Mental Health Matters: Reducing Burnout in the Mental Health Field

Reducing Burnout in the Mental Health Field  Andrea Beaulieu, MSW, RCSWI Social Services Supervisor What is burnout? Many people in the mental health field talk about having “burnout”, or other people being “burned out”, but there is rarely a lot of time spent defining the causes and cures. Burnout can actually be a normal response

Mental Health Matters: TIME

TIME Jon Williams, MA Clinical Supervision Specialist   Time is a paradox. Time is a great thief, as it robs us of our youth with every moment that passes. Conversely, time gives us a foundation for everything that we experience. In the “hard” sciences such as math, chemistry, biology, and physics, time is accounted as

Mental Health Matters: Finding Acceptance Through Mindfulness

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t–you’re right. –Henry Ford How do you cope with stressful or troublesome situations? Some may face it head on, solving the problem, thus making the unpleasant feeling subside. Others may avoid the problem, constantly pushing it aside and hoping it will disappear. We have become quite good

Mental Health Matters: Caring for Individuals With Alzheimer ’s Disease

Caring for Individuals With Alzheimer ’s Disease  Judy Goreau, RN  In September I had the pleasure of attending a “Brainstorming” meeting with the North Florida Senior Citizens Network. This is a foundation entity of the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. The meeting included people from all over North Florida involved in a

Apalachee Center Announces John Convertino Award Winner

Apalachee Center Announces John Convertino Award Winner TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Governing Board of Directors of Apalachee Center presents the 1st Annual John Convertino Award of Excellence to Patricia Convertino. Ms. Convertino began her career at Apalachee Center in 1989, as a counselor in Evaluation & Admissions. Throughout her 24 year career at Apalachee, she

Eastside Psychiatric Hospital Q & A with Jay Reeve of Apalachee Center

Q: What is Eastside Psychiatric Hospital? A: Eastside Psychiatric Hospital is an acute care psychiatric hospital, which means that folks come to us when they need acute services. These could be folks with depression; these could be folks with anxiety disorders; these could be folks who are suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorders. We’ll treat

Video Interview: Jay Reeve of Apalachee Center Shares the History of Eastside Psychiatric Hospital

Dr. Jay Reeve Ph.D., President and CEO of the Apalachee Center, talks about the history of the Eastside Psychiatric Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida. ### Jay Reeve, PhD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Apalachee Center, Inc., a large community mental health center in Tallahassee, Florida, serving approximately 6,000 clients annually. Dr. Reeve holds

Mental Health Minute: Recovery from Burnout

This is the last article related to our Mental Health Minute series on caregiver burnout. Are you currently suffering from burnout? Are you on your way? Do these signs feel way too familiar to you? Do you feel hopeless to recover because you can’t see a way to change your situation anyway? Well….. recovery from

Crisis Resources

Apalachee Center:
Evaluations & Admissions

850-523-3483 / 1-800-342-0774

Big Bend 211:
850-617-6333 / 850-921-4020 TTY (Hearing/Speech Impaired)

Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Dial 911

Contact Information

Eastside Psychiatric Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 850-523-3300 Ext. 4340
Fax: 850-523-3425
2634 Capital Circle NE, Bldg. B
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

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