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Florida Department of Children & Families Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida

NAMI Grading the States Report

NAMI Stigma Busters

Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Mental Health

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

National Institute for Mental Health

SAMHSA Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)

Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator

Florida Health Finder


New Freedom Commission Report on Mental Health in the U.S., Executive Summary

Review of Baker Act by Florida Senate on Children, Families & Elder Affairs, October 2008

Report of Baker Act Data – 2009, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Health Care Reform


Agency for Health Care Administration

Families USA – the Voice for Health Care Consumers

Kaiser Health Foundation News

Magellan of Florida


Coverage for All: Inclusion of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in State Healthcare Reform Initiatives, 2008 – Executive Summary

Deinstitutionalization of People with Mental Illness As Precursor to Long-Term Care Reform, Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2007

How Will Health Reform Help People With Mental Illnesses, Bazelon Center For Mental Health Law, 2010

Parity Toolkit for Addiction and Mental Health Consumers, Providers and Advocates, Parity Implementation Coalition, September, 2010

Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health – Diagnostic & Treatment Scales

A Closer Look at Mental Health Reform Legislation

Homelessness, Housing


Florida Supportive Housing Coalition

National Coalition for the Homeless

PATH-Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness


Florida’s Strategic Plan for Supportive Housing for Persons With Mental Illnesses, Florida Department of Children & Families, 2017)

Economic Impact of Homelessness Is Significant; Improvements Needed at State and Local Levels, Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, 2005

Florida Council on Homelessness Report, June 2016

Homeless Conditions in Florida, 2017 Report

Justice System Related


Center for Mental Health Services GAINS Center

Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center – Florida

Criminal Justice-Mental Health Consensus Project


Building Safer Communities Improving Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness, International Association of Police Chiefs, June 2010

Forensic Hospital Diversion Pilot Program, Report by Florida Senate Children, Families & Elder Affairs Committee, October 2010

High Costs of Cutting Mental Health, NAMI Factsheet, 2017

Prevalence of Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses in Jails, Council on State Governments Justice Center, 2009

Smart Justice Coalition Findings and Recommendations for Florida Criminal Justice Reform (2010)

Spending Money in all the Wrong Places, NAMI Policy Research Institute, March 2004

Transforming Florida’s Mental Health System, Constructing a Comprehensive and Competent Criminal Justice/Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment System, Mental Health Subcommittee, Florida Supreme Court, 2007

Re-entry Housing Options:  The Policymakers Guide, Council of State Governments Justice Center


Bring Change 2 Mind

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Disability Rights Florida

Family CAFE

Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association

Florida Council for Community Mental Health

Mental Health America

Minds on the Edge

NARSAD-The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Recovery-Oriented and Supportive Services


Mental Health Recovery and WRAP

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

Recovery Within Reach

Florida Clubhouse Coalition

ICCD: International Center for Clubhouse Development



National Empowerment Center

National Mental Health Consumers Clearinghouse


Paving New Ground: Peers Working in Inpatient Settings, February 2008

Medicaid Coverage of Peer Support for People with Mental Illness – Research and State Examples

Veterans Resources


NAMI National Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Affairs Mental Health Home

Veterans Crisis Hotline

SAMHSA Website for Military Families


Guide to VA Mental Heath Services for Veterans & Families

Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members Before, During and After Deployment

Responding to the Needs of Justice-Involved Combat Veterans with Service-Related Trauma and Mental Health Conditions, National GAINS Center, August 2008

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