Registration is now open for the Adult Mental Health First Aid class scheduled Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The 8-hour classes take place at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s Yulee campus at 463142 SR 200.
Starting Point staff member Katrina Robinson-Wheeler is certified by the National Council to provide the Mental Health First Aid program. Since Starting Point began offering the program in 2014, more than 2,000 Northeast Florida residents have received the training. The trainings are provided at no charge through funding from Baptist Health.
The Mental Health First Aid program teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Studies have proven the CPR-like program is effective in improving knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.
Mental Health First Aid training classes are offered at community classes. Organizations and groups also may schedule classes. For more information or to register for a class, visit mhfanassau.com or call Katrina Robinson-Wheeler at 904.415.9350.
About Starting Point
Starting Point Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 2,800 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 25 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, visit spbh.org.
Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss, but a May Community Conversation on the subject drew a large number of local residents to discuss risks and prevention strategies.
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a follow-up conversation about suicide that focuses on special populations including LGBTQ+, adolescents and older adults. Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation will be held on Monday, August 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nassau County Council on Aging Fernandina Beach Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Way. The event includes speakers who will outline the specific risks faced by these special populations, as well as how to identify the individuals at risk. The event is hosted by the Nassau County Council on Aging.
Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation is free and open to the public. In addition to the presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion with the speakers. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 415-9350.
About Starting Point
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 2,800 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 25 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, visit spbh.org.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the students for Leadership Nassau Class 20.
Attendees include: Violet Boerescu - Coldwell Banker The Amelia Group, Chris Bouton- SunTrust Bank, Melanie Brubaker - Amelia River Cruises and Charters, Rachel "Rae" Crews - WestRock, Leland Edwards - First Federal Bank, Marjanna Garvin - Rayonier Advanced Materials, Andrew Godek - Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Jennifer Gregory - Southeastern Bank, Jeffery Little - Nassau County Board of County Commissioners, Kyle Malucci - Town of Hilliard, Elizabeth O'Quinn - Residence Inn Amelia Island, Ta'Nasha "Tee" Parker - Nassau County Economic Development Board, Wayne Peterson - Rayonier Advanced Materials, Catherine Savage - Family Support Services of North Florida, Barbara Stewart - Locals' Cocktail Lounge & Sadler Ranch, Patricia Truex Stewart - Castle Group, Lauren Taylor - Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, Kristina Vickers - LignoTech Florida, Casee Walley - The Main Street America Group, and Tim Williams - Nassau Count Property Appraiser.
Leadership Nassau assists in the development of community leaders by providing participants from diverse backgrounds with an understanding of the problems and issues facing the community. The program fosters the development of leadership skills and techniques in an environment that encourages the establishment of new relationships and communication networks between participants.
The class begins with team building activities. Additional sessions include Economic Development, Education, Justice and Law Enforcement, Government, Environment, Health Issues/Social Concerns, Arts and Culture and a Regional Issues Day. "The Leadership Nassau program gave me the knowledge I needed to better understand and serve my community. There is so much to learn and experience in the program, whether you've lived here for one year or forty," said Joshua Whitfield, Amelia Island Museum of History, Leadership Nassau Class 19 graduate.
For more information on Leadership Nassau, please contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or (904) 261-3248.
Join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce and the Fernandina Beach Fire Department on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 for Hot Topics: Hands-Only CPR Training from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Hands-Only CPR is a public awareness campaign to encourage more people to act when they see a teen or adult suddenly collapse. The Hands-Only CPR course is under an hour long and will not meet requirements if you need certification for your job - but it just might help you save a life! For more information about Fernandina Beach Fire Department CPR instruction, call (904) 310-3153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber of Commerce members and $25.00 for prospective members. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
Family Support Services of North Florida is hosting a monthly educational program for social services professionals, foster or adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and the general public.
This month's program will discuss understanding toxic stress and childhood trauma and how its implications on long-term health can enable us to collectively address and respond appropriately. Thus, building a more empathetic and trauma-responsive community.
There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance at email@example.com or call (904) 225-5347.
Join us for Hot Topics: Mental Health in the Workplace on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
During this hour-long presentation, guest speaker Katrina Robinson-Wheeler will discuss mental health issues in the workplace, including substance abuse and suicide prevention.
Katrina Robinson-Wheeler is the Community Liaison and Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Educator at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, a community-based behavioral health treatment agency in Northeast Florida, where she has worked for the past 19 years. Katrina has worked in several different capacities in the agency; 11 years as a therapist specializing in women's treatment, and five years in management as the Behavioral Health Team Leader and Clinical Director. Katrina has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years and has been active in her community to help increase awareness of behavioral health issues and reduce stigma.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
Join us for Hot Topics: Deception Detection Part 2 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.
On any given day, the average person is told nearly 200 lies. From small omissions to calculated deception, we are all guilty of this behavior. During this hour-long presentation, guest speaker Megan Ritchie will continue her discussion about detecting deceitful behavior and how to use this knowledge to your advantage, both personally and professionally.
Megan Ritchie is a certified body language expert. She teaches her clients how to increase their power and influence by improving their nonverbal communication. Megan's workshops and coaching programs help individuals succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber of Commerce members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred.
Join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce for Hot Topics: ‘Self Care Isn’t Selfish’ on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M.
Guest speaker Judy Prokopiak of JPP Health and Healing will discuss how to find balance in your life and avoid mental and physical breakdowns. This hour-long presentation is perfect for business professionals, entrepreneurs, parents, and everyone in between. Learn how to manage your thoughts and feelings and make the most out of your life.
Judy Prokopiak is a nurse, health, life and transition coach. Working mostly with women, she teaches her clients how to manage the stress and anxiety that can occur after a big life change such as grief, loss, divorce or a new career. Judy volunteers with hospice and other local groups and loves being a part of this vibrant and growing community.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. CLICK HERE for more information.