Mental Health America of Northeast Florida (MHA), with the support of the System of Care Initiative and Partnership for Child Health, has launched a website that hosts many features for community physicians and families to access in order to better meet the mental health needs of children, youth and adults in Northeast Florida. The new website includes updated information on local mental health services, information and advocacy tools.
Visit www.MHAJAX.org for more information
The central focus of the website is the provider database, which includes over 100 local providers who provide mental health services. This searchable directory has the name, address, phone number, eligibility criteria, accepted insurance plans, services provided and a license verification link for each mental health organization in Northeast Florida. All local mental health agencies and service providers can join the directory free of charge, and it only takes five minutes to enter their information into the database.
The website also features eight mental health screening tools that are free, anonymous and easy to use. The screening tools enable consumers, family members and friends to identify possible mental health concerns and--combined with the provider directory--can help them find the resources they need. Screening tools include those targeting depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and substance abuse.
Additionally, the website includes ten informational brochures which provide updated information on signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. They are free to download, copy and distribute. The ten brochures are:
• Living with Schizophrenia • Living with PTSD
• Living with a Mental Illness • Coping with Grief and Loss
• Living with Depression • Living with ADHD
• Depression in Older Adults • Promoting Children’s Mental Health
• Living with Anxiety Disorders • What to do if Your Child is Being Bullied
MHA hosts many education, training and advocacy events each year that are included on the website. There is also a section that provides current events and up-to-date research in mental health both locally and nationally.