YOUR PATIENTS IMPROVE THEIR
OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH
believe that those responsible must be held accountable. It is distressing to see the pain and grief that many people are feeling,
and the disturbances that are rocking the country, as they shed a fresh light on longstanding social injustice and racism that
continue to fester in our society. These events also remind us that the mental health of all our citizens is of utmost importance,
especially right now as we deal with the twin stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic and senseless killings of African-Americans.
Throughout Florida, our mental health and substance use treatment providers are focused on a mission of ensuring
that everyone in their communities has access to high-quality health services. As an association committed to the health
and wellbeing of all people, regardless of race, we will continue to focus on understanding social determinants of health to
assist our patients as individuals and we are committed to having conversations about the continued impact of
institutional racism on mental health.
We feel that the National Council for Behavioral Health said it best: “Unless we address social injustice issues throughout
the county and come face to face with racism in our communities we will never be fully healthy – physically or mentally.”
Read the full statement from the National Council for Behavioral Health below.
Welcome to the new
Florida Behavioral Health Association (FBHA)
FBHA is a new version of two organizations – Florida Council for Community Mental Health and Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association – that have a long history of advocating on behalf of behavioral health treatment providers.
FBHA is the state’s largest trade association representing community treatment providers with a united voice. FBHA serves as a trusted source of information, advances policy initiatives, and advocates for better behavioral health for all Floridians.
Thank you again for all of your assistance! We are fortunate to have you and FADAA as partners in our judicial branch opioid initiative!
FBHA provides timely news to its members and the public on trends in behavioral health. FBHA is also a resource for members of the media on issues relating to mental health and substance use disorder.
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After careful consultation with FBHA members and stakeholders regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry –our employees,…
The Florida Behavioral Health Association is the voice of Florida’s behavioral health industry.
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