Welcome: Trauma Recovery Team
Please welcome four new Thriving Mind team members who will be working as a part of the Trauma Recovery Network, funded by the $2.3M Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant we received from the Florida Attorney General's Office.

This multi-site program is led by Thriving Mind CEO and President, John W. Newcomer, M.D., and Program Director, Steve Proctor, Ph.D.
Megan Hobson, Peer Victim Advocate Specialist, [email protected], work cell: 786-824-1508
Eric Robinson, Peer Victim Advocate Specialist, erobinson@thrivingmind.org, work cell: 786-824-1509
Laurie Scop, Care Coordination Specialist, lscop@thrivingmind.org, work cell: 786-824-1510
Fallon Smith, Care Coordination Specialist, fsmith@thrivingmind.org, work cell: 786-824-1511
Please welcome Megan, Eric, Laurie, and Fallon to the Thriving Mind family by reaching out to them directly and sending them a message!
Managing Entities Applaud Legislature for Passing Peer Specialists Bill
Peer Specialist bill reduces the barriers of background screenings and offers more flexibilities for individuals to become peers for those in recovery. The bill also bolsters the Certified Recovery Peer Specialist program by streamlining the training process and allowing the Department of Children and Families to work with behavioral health Managing Entities to provide and contract with the appropriate, community-based training programs and trainers that offer evidenced-based trainings.

Read more here.
Board member named one of Florida's Influential Women
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Malou C. Harrison, has been selected among Florida’s most impactful and influential Black women by ONYX Magazine, the premier publication celebrating Black achievement throughout the Sunshine State. 

Dr. Harrison has served on the Thriving Mind Board since 2020.

Read more here.
Schild Named Vice Chair
at Alliance
Allison Schild, Thriving Mind's Peer Services Manger, has been named Vice Chair for 2022-24 for the
CBC Alliance of Miami-Dade.

Learn more about the organization here.

Congratulations, Allison!
Organizations issue Statement on Ukraine
Organizations offer resources during heightened crisis in Ukraine.

Thriving Mind's statement.

American Psychological Association's statement.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week March 21-27
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week takes place March 21-27, 2022.
Did you know? The number of teens who think marijuana use is harmful is declining. This is concerning because there is growing scientific evidence that heavy, regular use of marijuana that begins during the teen years can interfere with aspects of functioning and well-being.

Go to our children/youth page for resources.
Provider Highlights
Hialeah Community Coalition
Youth Pizza Party
HCC Youth Leadership Team held a pizza party @hialeahseniortbreds. and thanked Councilwoman Monica Perez who moderated the virtual cafe session.

The team said "mental Health is a serious topic and we need to have more open conversations on how to address the symptoms."

Follow the organization on Instagram here.
CHI Offers Behavioral Health Services in the Keys
CHI now offers behavioral health services at 3 locations in the Keys. Call 305-252-4820 for service info or visit their website.

Tavernier Health Center
 91200 Overseas Highway, Unit 17
Tavernier, FL 33070

Marathon Health Center 
2805 Overseas Highway MM 48.5
Marathon, FL 33050
Key West Health Center
727 Fort Street
Key West, FL 33040
Gang Alternative Highlights Building Character Program
For years, Gang Alternative's Building Leaders of Character (BLOC) after-school program has helped high school and middle school students in North Miami discover how to work through differences by teaching positive alternatives to fighting and bullying. For more information on this organization, go to their site.
Thriving Mind Publishes Journal Articles
Newcomer Article Reports on Mental Health Screenings
John W. Newcomer, M.D., and colleagues published an article in Psychiatric Services journal titled:

“Lessons Learned From a New Reverse-Integration Model to Improve Primary Care Screening in Community Mental Health Settings.”

The authors sought to describe a reverse-integration intervention aimed at improving preventive health screening in a community mental health clinic.

Read more here.
New Provider Services Web-based Database
Are you looking for mental health or substance use treatment and prevention services in Miami-Dade or Monroe Counties? Thriving Mind's website features a provider service database. Check it out here.
Thriving Mind's staff and leadership team is here to help!

Remember resources are available on our site here.
Our main phone is here: (305) 858-3335
and our Consumer Hotline is here:(888) 248-3111.