Swing for the Kids

Thursday, 16 April 2015 by

Swing for the Kids MHA of Southwest Florida Golf Tournament   Grab your Clubs and Join us Saturday, May 30, 2015     This charity Golf Tournament will benefit the Children’s Mental Wellness Program of The MHA of Southwest Florida,The Mental Health Association of SW Fl is a 501-c3 non-profit organization. We’re passionately devoted to

  Please Join Us……..   Cost: FREE Date: May 7th Time: 1:00 pm Place: Hodges University White Community Room Science and Technology Building 2647 Professional Circle 34119 Another great Inclusive Community Educational Event through MHASWFL and Hodges University Register Today to “Broadway in Naples” Live Theatre followed by a discussion on Mental Health “According

Gollee’s Tip

Monday, 13 April 2015 by

Recognizing Adolescent Depression Adolescent depression is increasing at an alarming rate. Recent surveys indicate that as many as one in five teens suffers from clinical depression. This is a serious problem that calls for prompt, appropriate treatment. Depression can take several forms, including bipolar disorder (formally called manic-depression), which is a condition that alternates between

CMS Announces New Proposed Rule for Mental Health Parity for Medicaid & CHIP The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to align Medicaid managed care plans and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) mental health and substance use benefits with the parity requirements of the private sector. Vikki Wachino, Acting Director,

Spring is in the air………

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 by

The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida has had a great 1st quarter. We have launched our new support group, have assembled great Continuing Education programs, and had an amazing turnout of our fund Legacy Reception at Palm Cottage.  Our updated online Directory of Mental Health Professionals in Private Practice is expanding on schedule.  We

Gollee Gator Tips

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 by

What is Conduct Disorder? Conduct disorder is a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in children and adolescents in which the rights of others or basic social rules are violated. The child or adolescent usually exhibits these behavior patterns in a variety of settings—at home, at school, and in social situations—and they cause significant impairment

Robin Williams’ heart breaking and premature death after his long battle with bipolar disorder is a reminder that mental illnesses are all-too-often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases and brought the seriousness of suicide to the forefront. Mental illnesses—especially serious ones—present daily challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming.  No one is immune to them – no

Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida is part of the judging team for the Voice Awards. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Voice Awards program recognizes television and film writers and producers who have given a voice to people with behavioral health problems by incorporation dignified, respectful, and acurate protrayals of these