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Suncoast Mental Health helps children and adolescents

Our Mission

Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc. provides best-practice and research-based assessment, counseling and supportive services to children and families in the Treasure Coast area.

Our Vision

Suncoast Mental Health Center is dedicated to community-based and family-centered care to help ensure success and safety for every child.

Why Suncoast Mental Health Center?

At Suncoast Mental Health Center we offer an alternative to traditional child-focused services. We provide a family-centered environment with one overarching goal: enriching the families we serve.  

 

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Suicide Prevention

Suncoast Mental Health Center seeks to increase awareness and encourage continued discussion and action regarding mental health matters such as suicide, recognizing that greater awareness is critical. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 15-24, and the second-leading cause for people ages 25-34. In the 4 counties we serve, there were 114 reported suicides in 2017. The total number of suicides has increased statewide from 1995 to 2017. South Florida has more suicides than murders and traffic fatalities combined, yet the stigma prevents open discussions. September 10th has been known as World Suicide Prevention Day since 2003 as supported by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, of which the United States is represented along with 52 other countries worldwide. We ask all citizens to observe this day by educating themselves about risk factors and resources, speaking up when someone they know is struggling, offering support and caring words to those around them, remembering those who have chosen to no longer be with us, and reaffirming the importance of working together to keep the community healthy. We all have a role to play; together we can address the challenges presented by suicidal behavior in society today. Join us, along with our partner Martin Health System, as we work together to change lives and prevent suicide!

Care for the Care Giver

Care for the Care Giver

Are you caring for a loved one with a mental illness? Caring for a loved one with a mental illness can be overwhelming without help or much needed support. No one should feel like they are alone in this journey. Care for Caregivers (C4C) is a FREE support group for those who care for individuals and family members suffering from mental and behavioral health issues. Following a holistic approach to care, C4C is for to those who do the heavy lifting and may need their load lightened. Group Facilitator, Diego Gonzalez, has 23 years of experience as a caregiver to family members affected by mental illness. Diego was a trained member of NAMI Bergen County, NJ and has taught the Family-to-family 12 week course which provides insight to family members, caregiving individuals, and friends of the mentally ill on different ways to connect with their mentally ill loved one. Diego is committed to sharing his knowledge on mental illness, recovery, HIPPA and mental health providers.
C4C starts Monday, September 17th, 2018 and is scheduled for the 3rd Monday of each month at the Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc.’s Fort Pierce Office: 2418 S US1 Suite D6, Fort Pierce, FL 34947.
*Contact Diego Gonzalez to REGISTER! (772) 577-4024 or DGonz17820@aol.com*
Are you caring for a loved one with a mental illness? Caring for a loved one with a mental illness can be overwhelming without help or much needed support. No one should feel like they are alone in this journey. Care for Caregivers (C4C) is a FREE support group for those who care for individuals and family members suffering from mental and behavioral health issues. Following a holistic approach to care, C4C is for to those who do the heavy lifting and may need their load lightened. Group Facilitator, Diego Gonzalez, has 23 years of experience as a caregiver to family members affected by mental illness. Diego was a trained member of NAMI Bergen County, NJ and has taught the Family-to-family 12 week course which provides insight to family members, caregiving individuals, and friends of the mentally ill on different ways to connect with their mentally ill loved one. Diego is committed to sharing his knowledge on mental illness, recovery, HIPPA and mental health providers.
C4C starts Monday, September 17th, 2018 and is scheduled for the 3rd Monday of each month at the Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc.’s Fort Pierce Office: 2418 S US1 Suite D6, Fort Pierce, FL 34947. 
*Contact Diego Gonzalez to REGISTER! (772) 577-4024 or DGonz17820@aol.com*



Grandparents raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Are you the guardian or primary caregiver of a relative under the age of 18? Suncoast Mental Health Center is offering a FREE support group for those that are “Parenting the Second Time Around.” Learn about your rights and what resources are available for you and your family! Join us for a light lunch and presentations by Florida Rural Legal Services and MorseLife, Inc. Counseling from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on the 4th Thursday of every month.
*Please call (772) 489-4726 x2034 to RSVP*

 

Unicorn' volunteer Pat Savino has been blessing to Suncoast Mental Health Center

Debra Engle, For Luminaries Published 9:14 p.m. ET April 10, 2018
Volunteer Appreciation Week Profile: April 15 - 21, 2018


 
(Photo: Cathy Cordeiro/For Luminaries)

Volunteers are precious to any nonprofit organization.

For a mental health nonprofit, where individual challenges are not fully understood and easily identified, having volunteers like Patricia "Pat" Savino are the rarest of precious hearts and souls.

Savino is a “unicorn” volunteer, who retired with her husband Chris to the Treasure Coast two years ago. She immediately reached out to Suncoast Mental Health Center for volunteer opportunities in hopes of continuing to enrich the lives of children affected by mental and behavioral illnesses.

Savino was an educator in her native New York, who has transplanted her 30-plus years of service to children to this local mental health community.

Savino became a member of the resource planning committee at Suncoast, helping with the recent "Sweetheart of a Dance" in Vero Beach. She’s also volunteered at the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival, Marathon of the Treasure Coast, Met’s games and more.

She chairs the Suncoast board’s Quality Safety and Compliance Committee and advocates for mental health first-aid in the community. Savino is exactly that rareunicorn of a volunteer every nonprofit hopes walks in the door.

Suncoast Mental Health Center is extremely grateful to her for all she does shining light on these illnesses. You are appreciated Pat!

Careers

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Telephone Numbers

St. Lucie County - Main Office: 772.489.4726
Indian River County: 772.564.8616
Martin County: 772.221.8585
Okeechobee County: 863.824.0300 or -

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The Joint Commission

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