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NAMI Florida is the state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They providing education, advocacy, and support groups for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones. They also help members access psychiatric services, treatment, benefits, medication, and housing.
Florida Department of children and Familes
As the eighth leading cause of death for all Floridians, prevention and intervention efforts are focused on decreasing risks associated with suicide and increasing coping mechanisms for individuals and their community
The Baker Act is a Florida law that allows people with mental illnesses to be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours in a mental health treatment facility if they meet certain criteria. The act can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, doctors or mental health professionals.
What is the Marchman Act?
In the State of Florida, the Marchman Act is a statute that can help you get emergency care for someone battling addiction. The state court system can provide for either a voluntary or involuntary assessment and stabilization of a person abusing drugs or alcohol, as well as provide treatment for it.How do you have someone committed in Florida?
A person may be placed in involuntary inpatient treatment under a court finding of clear and convincing evidence that mental illness is present and that because of the mental illness, the individual: is unable or refuses to make responsible decisions with respect to voluntary placement for treatment AND either.
Studies show that living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to children and young people in the following ways: ongoing anxiety and depression. emotional distress. eating and sleeping disturbances.
To report suspected abuse, neglect or abandonment of a child, an elderly, or disabled person
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