Remote counselors give Volusia deputies more options when responding to mental health calls
For the past 12 months, Volusia County Sheriff's deputies responding to sensitive calls dealing with people in mental health crises have had another option, besides taking someone to the hospital for their own safety under the Baker Act.
‘It’s OK to be scared:’ How to talk to your kids about hurricanes
Dr. Elie Hessel, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours Children’s Health, said it’s important to talk to your kids in age-appropriate language and help give them a sense of control by involving them in getting ready for any approaching storms.
How to get mental health help in Central Florida
There are nationwide and local hotlines, support groups and other resources available to help people, even if they do not have mental health coverage with insurance. Here is a list of phone numbers, programs and groups available for the Central Florida area.
As first responder suicides rise, Florida task force calls for changes in training, help availability
The number of first responders committing suicide continues to rise, according to leaders of the first comprehensive statewide task force representing firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, corrections, training and behavioral health services across Florida.