Miami Herald Op-Ed Features Thriving Mind Program and Staff
Thriving Mind's Megan Hobson shared her personal trauma experience and discusses how our new trauma recovery program will help people like her. Go to Herald article to read more.
Thriving Mind Staff Gives Keynote at Reunification Event
Allison Schild, Thriving Mind Peer Services Manager, was the keynote speaker for Reunification Month.

June is National Reunification Month, a month-long celebration of the year-round work, commitment, and investment of time and resources by parents, family members, child welfare professionals, service providers, attorneys, courts, and the community to reunify children with their families and provide them with a solid foundation for personal growth, development and maturity. 

To read from Allison's talk and to see more photos, go to our blog page here.
Thriving Mind participates in statewide meeting on
Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance
Thriving Mind in collaboration with the other managing entities facilitated a workshop for Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance plans and providers to come together on Friday, June 24.

The purpose of this meeting was to increase awareness among our regional healthcare providers regarding services covered by Medicaid, as well as to lower barriers to provider enrollment in relevant Medicaid plans.

The event was organized by the Florida Association for Managing Entities.
Community News Hosts Thriving Mind on mental health segment
Thriving Mind Board Secretary and NAMI Miami-Dade President Susan Racher hosted Thriving Mind's Maria Guajardo and board member Sally Allayon on Live on Community News, discussing mental health issues in our community.

The segment focused on the school system, mental health services and summer activities for youth.

To see segment, go here.
Thriving Mind Does Outreach for Men's Mental Health

Rodney Branch, Care Coordination Specialist at Thriving Mind, represented our organization at the COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Community Day: A Celebration of Fathers and Men in the Community. The event, held at Demps Park in Miami, was organized by the COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Program.
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Research Highlights
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Proctor, S. L. (2022). Rewarding recovery: The time is now for contingency management for opioid use disorder. Annals of Medicine, 54, 1178–1187. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2022.2068805
Proctor, S. L., Gursky-Landa, B., Kannarkat, J. T., Guimaraes, J., & Newcomer, J. W. (2022). Payer-level care coordination and re-admission to acute mental health care for uninsured individuals. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. doi: 10.1007/s11414-022-09789-1
Conference Presentation
Proctor, S. L. (2022, June). Harm reduction in America: Opportunities for program & service expansion. Keynote plenary presented at the annual meeting of the West Coast Symposium, La Quinta, CA.
Provider Highlights
Here's Help Success Story
His name is Rolando Suero. He is
22 years old and has been
fighting substance abuse for the
past 6 years. When he came to
Here's Help, he recognized all of
the beneficial opportunities we
had to offer.

With the various programs he became involved in at Here’s Help, he turned negative notions of himself into
prosocial behaviors. Here's Help
made a difference and he really
took charge in getting his life back on track.

After graduating from the program in November 2021, he started studying at the Youth Automotive Training
Center (YATC). He successfully
graduated from YATC and now
has a scholarship to continue his
education at Miami Dade College.

For more information, go to Here's Help website.
Key Clubhouse Celebrates New Facility and Invites Community
The Key Clubhouse of South Florida held a Grand Opening of the new new Clubhouse serving low-income individuals living with serious mental illness on Wednesday, May 25th. The new 5,000 square foot space located at Northside Commons (8301 NW 27th Avenue) in Miami and was built through a partnership with Carrfour Supportive Housing and is the only Clubhouse in Florida with Supportive Housing in the same building.

The Key Clubhouse of South Florida is a nonprofit organization that offers a free-work centered program for adults living with serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression. Its primary focus is to encourage members to learn new skills and rebuild old ones while also helping them to find employment and get back into the workforce.

Key Clubhouse of South Florida is accredited by Clubhouse International, the governing accreditation body of a worldwide network of more than 330 mental health Clubhouses on six continents.

For information on The Key Clubhouse of South Florida, please call 305-693-3508 and ask for Debra Webb, Executive Director.
Photo at top left: Amy McClellan, President of the Board of Directors-Key Clubhouse of South Florida, Susan Holtzman, Office of the Mayor, Debra Webb, Arturo Tablado, Carrfour Supportive Housing, Mitchell Rosenstein, Green Mills Group
Surfside Collapse Remembered
On June 24, 2022, JCS professionals were honored by federal, state and local leaders, including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, for our ongoing care and support of Surfside clients at the Surfside Remembrance Event. JCS recognizes Thriving Mind South Florida, and the Florida Department of Children and Families for their amazing support of crisis counseling and response care for over 200 clients who survived and/or lost loved ones.
Hialeah Community Coalition Uses Social Media to do Outreach Substance Use in Youth
The first 6 weeks of freshman year are a vulnerable time for heavy drinking and alcohol- related consequences because of student expectations and social pressures at the start of the academic year.

Las primeras 6 semanas del primer año universitario son un momento vulnerable para el consumo excesivo de alcohol y las consecuencias relacionadas con el alcohol debido a las expectativas de los estudiantes y las presiones sociales al comienzo del año académico.

Follow them on Instagram @hialeahhcc
South Dade One Voice Community Coalition Holds Prescription Drug Take Back Events
This Spring, South Dade One Voice Community Coalition hosted DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back at three Walgreens locations around Miami-Dade County.

Their team described the impact: "During the event, a gentleman came to our table and asked what we were doing. We explained that we were collecting any expired, unused, or unwanted medication. He told us that he lived nearby, and he would love to bring his old medication. He came back an hour later and had a bag filled with prescription medication.
"He explained that his son had become suicidal and attempted to take his own life on multiple occasions, and he’s been hiding all of his prescription medication in his closet so that his son would not use them to commit suicide. He said he has been trying to get rid of his medication safely for the longest, so he thought what we were doing was a great thing."
Events Calendar
Thriving Mind providers can now post events on our web-based calendar.

Calendar is here. If you have events you'd like to include, either those you host or those your staff attends, please fill out the event form on the calendar page.

Questions? Email Carrie Perez.