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Mental Health

  • In this week's Health segment WGCU covers Collier County‘s critical blood shortage and how the David Lawrence center is adding 15 beds to their crisis unit for mental health.
  • Nearly 38,000 children in Florida were detained for involuntary psychiatric exams in 2018-2019. A new report from Florida Weekly states that's an increase of more than 150% in 18 years. Advocates hope two proposals in front of the state legislature will provide better protections.
  • With the 2021-2022 school year about to begin during a persisting pandemic, professionals share resources and advice for helping students cope with back-to-school anxiety, bullying, and more.
  • State health officials reported 1,415 new cases of COVID-19, Monday, bringing Florida's total to 717,874 cases. Monday marked the lowest single-day increase in cases since Sept. 28 when 738 new infections were reported.The Florida Department of Health also reported 41 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 5, increasing the statewide total to 14,886 fatalities.
  • State health officials reported 4,115 new cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, increasing the statewide total to 584,047 cases. Wednesday marked the fourth time this week, the Florida Department of Health reported fewer than 5,000 new cases of the virus in a day.Health officials also reported 174 coronavirus-related deaths, Aug. 19, bringing the state's death toll over the 10,000-death threshold with 10,067 fatalities.
  • State Health officials, Thursday, reported a new record high number of COVID-19 cases documented in a single day since the pandemic began.The Florida Department of Health reported 3,207 new cases of the virus, June 18, bringing the statewide total to 85,926 cases.State health officials also reported 43 new coronavirus-related deaths, Thursday, increasing the statewide death toll to 3,061 fatalities including 1,612 deaths in long-term care facilities.
  • To help people deal with stress and other feelings brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, graduate students in Florida Gulf Coast Univerity's Counseling…
  • As we continue to collectively respond to the new coronavirus we’re exploring mental health counseling during a time of global pandemic. These are…
  • The arrest of a six-year-old girl with special needs in Jacksonville earlier this month is renewing calls to change Florida's Baker Act.
  • A proposal that would require school officials to verify that de-escalation tactics have been used before a student can be involuntarily committed under...