With over 300,000 returning veterans living in the 5-county area of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties, the Tampa Bay area has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. We recognize the unique challenges faced by returning military personnel and their families have increased the demand for behavioral health and other intensive services in Florida and nationally.
Call the Florida Veterans Support Line toll-free at 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) today and receive:
* Comprehensive information & referral to VA-funded
services & hundreds of community-based services
* Assistance and support provided by a peer who has
experienced the transition from military back to civilian life
* Care Coordination services including system navigation,
advocacy and ongoing support
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Join NAMI Pasco on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 PM for a discussion with Susan Sisson, NCC, LMHC, to learn about how Dialectical Behavior Therapy is being used successfully to help people living with brain disorders. DBT is designed to guide people in changing behavior patterns including self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse. DBT teaches people about emotional regulation and how to effectively increase awareness of emotional triggers.
DBT was originally used to treat people withborderline personality disorder, and integrates techniques associated with cognitive-behavior therapy and Buddhist meditation practice.
RSVPsare not required but much appreciated. Find everything you need to know below. Hope to see you on January 5, 2015 at the NAMI Pasco office.
Feeding America and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office are working together to help individuals and families in our Pasco community with food for the holiday. A free box of groceries will be distributed on Saturday, December 20 from 10 AM to Noon in Land O’Lakes, Fla. Find specifics below or download our Working Together! flier. Thank you to Feeding America and our men and women in blue!
Food Distribution for Hungry Families One free box of groceries per family
The Pasco Youth Initiative has updated its rich trove of information into a well-respected, much-used resource guide. The 30-page PYI guide is an excellent tool for health care professionals and individuals alike to locate everything in the county from childcare and human services to assistance with mental health crises, housing and information on support for utilities.
“The purpose of Pasco Youth Initiative is to identify barriers that young people face on their road to self-sufficiency and put solutions in place to ensure the success of our future workforce.” Let’s support this valuable organization’s mission by sharing this important community resource guide.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has launched a toll-free help line to provide emotional support and resource referrals to veterans in a five-county area. Service covers Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Manatee counties. The hotline is staffed by veterans.
Any veteran needing help or information can call 844.693.5838between 7 AM and 7 PM, Monday through Friday. After hours and weekend calls will be answered by specialists in the Crisis Center’s 2-1-1 call center. Please pass the word along to those who may need it.
We’re changing it up for November 2014. In the 11th month of this year NAMI Pasco is offering a triple dose of community activism with mental health awareness in mind. Please be our guest for a big night of education focused on veterans along with the Annual NAMI Pasco Membership Meeting and a meal. The evening will include a spaghetti dinner thanks to our compassionate and knowing community partner:Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2284. Download our flyer here to get all the information you’ll need to participate:Honoring Veterans on November 12, 2014.
Be a part of “What Helps, What Hurts?”
A panel discussion by U.S. Veterans for U.S. Veterans on Mental Health Awareness. Bring your questions, your friends, and an appetite.RSVP required by November 3.
November 12, 2014
5:00 to 8:30 PM
Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2284 7201 Congress Street New Port Richey, FL 34653
Ask the Expert…Leilani Doty, PhD, is the Director of the University of Florida Cognitive & Memory Disorder Clinics (MDC). Dr. Doty has served in leadership, administrative, educational, clinical, and outreach roles related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias since 1986. Two September dates and locations available. Free for caregivers.
Below is a Helpline for visitors to our website designed for all manner of support to family and friends coping with matters related to mental illness.
NAMI National Information Helpline1 (800) 950-6264,Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. This includes connecting individuals to attorneys in their local area, general information, information on specific mental illnesses, and information on treatment and support.
Find copies here of the NAMI Information Helpline Materials List and Available Fact Sheets through the Helpline
The Medication Safety Project is free and open to all interested healthcare, substance abuse, and mental health providers. 1 CEU will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP today: (727) 597-2284 or register at https://www.justsurvey.me/546868146374
Event takes place Friday, August 1st, 2014
Florida Department of Health in Pasco County
10841 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654
For Homeless, Uninsured
and Low-Income Pasco County Residents
By Appointment ONLY: (352) 518-2000 or (727) 645-4185
Pasco Residents seeking emergency dental services must:
• Be an uninsured adult that is ineligible for Medicaid
• Call to schedule an appointment
• Pre-qualify based on financial hardship
• Complete a financial assistance application to meet eligibility requirements