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    Partners contributing to a collective vision

Children’s Mental Health Initiative

Five Design Teams were tasked with developing a high quality, service integrated, coordinated system of care for the Pinellas Children’s Mental Health Initiative. The Initiative’s vision is to devise and implement a children’s mental health system of care to enhance public awareness and provide for an accessible, family-oriented, coordinated, comprehensive, and high-quality system supported by an engaged and skilled workforce. Key strategies include increasing knowledge among pediatric providers in identifying and treating low-to-moderate mental health conditions; increasing access by integrating behavioral health therapists within pediatric practices; launching a multidisciplinary Centralized Oversight Committee for patient case reviews to identify critical pathways and resources; and shifting the paradigm from an agency-specific focus to a population health model to positively impact children. Email us for regular updates.

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF PINELLAS

Building relationships with families to support the mental health and wellness of children, plus screenings and behavioral health services.

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WELLNESS CONNECTION

Someone to listen, someone to care. For mental health, substance abuse, or other emotional support services, we’re here for you!

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ZERO SUICIDE PINELLAS

The first step to coping with suicidal thoughts or feelings is to share them with someone you trust. Save a life: see something, say something, do something.

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ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

Early adversity is a major threat to a person’s health and well-being. A toolkit for health professionals is free.

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POSITIVITY TIPS DURING COVID

A boost of positivity and self-care tips for parents and caregivers, plus ways to soothe children during these uncertain times.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

NAMI Pinellas helps build better lives for people living with mental health conditions, as well as a community of hope for those in need.

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Our Partners

BayCare
BayCare Behavioral Health
CASA
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
Children's Home Network
Chrysalis Health
Community Health Centers of Pinellas
Directions for Living
Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County
Eckerd
Florida Department of Children & Families
Florida Department of Health-Pinellas County
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
NAMI
North Pinellas Children’s Medical Center
PEMHS
Pinellas County Government
Pinellas County School Board
Pinellas County Schools
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Public Defender's Office - Sixth Judicial Circuit
R'Club Child Care
Sixth Judicial Circuit Court
Suncoast Center
United Way Suncoast
USF FMHI
USF Health
USF Infant Family Center