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Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Center Circle West Webster Bldg., Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301-5092

Phone Number: (800) 342-0823
Secondary Phone Number: (850) 488-9071

Fax: (850) 488-8640
URL: www.advocacycenter.org

State Protection and Advocacy Agency



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Agency for Healthcare Administration
2727 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone Number: (888) 419-3456
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL: www.fdhc.state.fl.us

Accepts complaints and reports of potential professional misconduct and initiates investigations when appropriate. All complaints must be received in writing. Persons interested in filing a complaint should contact the Consumer Call Center at the number listed above or download a complaint form from the website.



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American Family Foundation's (AFF) Cult Information Line
POB 2265
Bonita Springs, FL 34133-

Phone Number: (941) 514-3081
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (732) 352-6818
URL: www.csj.org

Provides information and referral service.



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Attention Deficit Disorder Warehouse
300 NW 70th Avenue Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33317-

Phone Number: (800) 233-9273
Secondary Phone Number: (954) 792-8104

Fax: (954) 792-8545
URL: www.addwarehouse.com/

The ADD Warehouse distributes books, videos and training materials on ADD for parents, teachers, health care providers, and children. A free catalogue is available.



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Corporation to Development Community of Tampa, Inc.
1920 E. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610-

Phone Number: (813) 232-1419
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (813) 232-6250
URL: www.cdcoftampa.org

Parent Advocacy Group



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DBSA - Tampa Bay
PO Box 340572
Tampa, FL 33694

Phone Number: (813) 878-2906
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL: www.tbdmda.org

Educate patients, families, and professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses



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DMDA - Cocoa
1407 N Lakemont Drive
Cocoa, FL 32922-

Phone Number: (321) 632-9164
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - Ft. Meyers
1846 Braman Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL 33901-

Phone Number: (941) 931-9170
Secondary Phone Number: (941) 369-7579

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - Gold Coast
124 NE 19th Ct., Apt B108
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305-

Phone Number: (954) 565-3585
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Educate patients, families, and professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses



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DMDA - Greater Jacksonvile
6271-24 St. Augustine Rd. 3126
Jacksonville, FL 32217-

Phone Number: (904) 730-8291
Secondary Phone Number: (904) 737-6788

Fax: (904) 448-8965
URL:

Educate patients, families, and professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses



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DMDA - Jacksonville

, FL

Phone Number: (904) 241-4676
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - Manic Blues
1125 Pinesap Court
Orlando, FL 32825-

Phone Number: (407) 277-7976
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Support group meetings for individuals with depression and manic-depression.



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DMDA - Mindtuning
6419 El Dorado Drive
Tampa, FL 33615-

Phone Number: (813) 884-4754
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Support group meeting Fridays at 7:30 PM at St. Joseph's Hospital.



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DMDA - North Palm Beach County
908 River Wood Lane
Jupiter, FL 33458-

Phone Number: (561) 575-9787
Secondary Phone Number: (561) 746-5620

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses. Meetings: every Thursday at 7 pm.



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DMDA - Palm Beaches
6347 LaCosta Drive #F
Boca Raton, FL 33433-

Phone Number: (561) 391-3401
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families,professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses



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DMDA - Pensacola
PO Box 2041
Pensacola, FL 32513-2041

Phone Number: (850) 435-7511
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (852) 435-7511
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - Sarasota
4003 Second East Avenue
Bradenton, FL 34208-

Phone Number: (941) 745-3518
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families,professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - South Brevard
3018 Edgewood Dr. NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905-

Phone Number: (321) 729-0888
Secondary Phone Number: (321) 259-6757

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - Suncoast Center
4024 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-0970

Phone Number: (727) 327-7656
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (727) 323-8978
URL:

Note: extension 369 on phone number. Educate patients, families, and professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses



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DMDA - Tallahassee
4825 Six Oaks Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303-

Phone Number: (850) 514-1900

Fax: (850) 514-1941
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA - The Manic Bluies
1125 Pine Sap Court
Orlando, FL 32825-

Phone Number: (407) 277-7976
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Educate consumers, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.



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DMDA Fellowship for Depression and Manic-Depression
919 SE 14 St.
Ocala, FL 34471-3917

Phone Number: (352) 732-0879
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Seeks to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; seeks to foster self-help for patietns and families; seeks to eliminate discrimination and stigma; seeks to improve access to care; seeks to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses. Meetings are from September to May on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. They take place at 7 p.m. at the Shoney's Restaurant in Ocala, Fl: 3631 SW College Road (State Road 200)



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Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
2735 Whitney Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33760-

Phone Number: (727) 523-1130
Secondary Phone Number: (800) 825-5736

Fax: (727) 523-8687
URL: www.fndfl.org

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. is a statewide alliance of individuals with disabilities, special needs, or at-risk and their families. Our mission is to provide family-driven support, education, information, and advocacy.



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Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive, Bldg 3
Tallahassee, FL 32308-

Phone Number: (850) 922-3809
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 488-3560
URL:

State Medicaid agency.



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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

Phone Number: (850) 488-0595
Secondary Phone Number: (850) 245-4474

Fax: (850) 921-5389
URL: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/491/soc_home.html

Licenses and regulates clinical social workers, MFTs and mental health counselors in the State of Florida. Complaints about providers should be directed to the Agency for Healthcare Administration.



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Florida Board of Psychology
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255

Phone Number: (850) 487-2098
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/psychology/psy_home.html

Regulates psychologists in the State of Florida. Please note that complaints should be directed to the Agency for Healthcare Administration.



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Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
P.O. Box 916187
Longwood, FL 32791

Phone Number: (800) 426-7711
Secondary Phone Number: (407) 865-6200

Fax: (407) 865-6103
URL: www.gamblinghelp.org

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. provides a gambling hotline, information, education, and support services.



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Florida Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd. Bldg. 6,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700

Phone Number: (850) 488-8304
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 487-2239
URL: www.state.fl.us/cf_web/

The State department for alcohol, drug abuse and mental health services. They provide information and referrals to the public. The Department oversees State legislative affairs such as rules, statutes, and revisions.



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Florida Department of Financial Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0300

Phone Number: (800) 342-2762
Secondary Phone Number: (850) 413-3100

Fax: (850) 413-1550
URL: www.fldfs.com

The Department of Insurance enforces provisions of the Florida Insurance Code and executes duties imposed by the Code. Informs and protects insurance consumers with prompt, thorough and courteous resolution of complaints and inquiries.



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Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
2002 Old St. Augustine Rd, Bldg. A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862

Phone Number: (800) 451-4327
Secondary Phone Number: (850) 245-3399

Fax: (850) 488-8062
URL: www.rehabworks.org

A state agency to help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their independence. This agency has Spanish speaking staff.



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Florida Drop-In Center
118 6th Avenue, N., #201
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-

Phone Number: (727) 823-8404
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (727) 822-6240
URL:

Association of centers that advocate for people with mental illness.



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Florida Institute for Family Involvement
3927 Spring Creek Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327-

Phone Number: (850) 926-3514
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (240) 358-6542
URL: www.fifionline.org

Parent advocacy and information center for parents of children with special health needs in the State of Florida.



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Florida Psychiatric Society
521 East Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone Number: (850) 222-8404
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 224-8406
URL: www.floridapsych.org

Provides names of psychiatrists who belong to the association and practice in the caller's area.



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Hearts & Hope
317 10th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone Number: (561) 832-1913
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (561) 832-1947
URL:

Hearts & Hope provides services for children and families experiencing a loss of a family member as a result of death. Provides long-term bereavement support groups for children and their families as well as other grief services such as counseling.



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Home Free Drop-In CenterApalachee Center
523 E. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32308-

Phone Number: (850) 222-7226
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 487-0850
URL:

Drop-in center for mental health consumers. There is no charge.



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Medical Quality Assurance
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3253

Phone Number: (850) 488-0595
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 488-9325
URL: www.doh.state.fl.us\mqa

The State Office responsible for the licensing and accreditation of medical professionals.



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Mental Health Association in Indian River County, Inc.
2001 9th Avenue, Suite 301
Vero Beach, FL 32960-

Phone Number: (772) 569-9788
Secondary Phone Number: (772) 467-2672

Fax: (772) 569-2088
URL:

Provides a referral service to the public. Also provides parenting programs, batterers intervention, support groups and substance abuse services.



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Mental Health Association of Bay County
PO Box 2245
Panama City, FL 32402-

Phone Number: (850) 769-5441
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 769-5528
URL:

Provide referrals to the public.



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Mental Health Association of Broward County
7145 West Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderhill, FL 33313

Phone Number: (954) 746-2055
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (954) 746-6373
URL: www.mhabroward.org

Affiliate of the National Mental Health Association. Provides education and support.



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Mental Health Association of Central Florida
608 Mariposa St.
Orlando, FL 32801-

Phone Number: (407) 843-1563
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (407) 843-4245
URL: www.mhacf.com

Consumer based peer support groups for adults who suffer from mental illness. Weekly meetings in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Referral and guidance to individuals and family members in need of locating appropriate services, care, treatment and counseling in person, on the phone, by mail or by e-mail. Shoplifting youth program for first-time offenders.


Mental Health Association of Collier County
2335 9th St. North, Suite 404
Naples, FL 33940-

Phone Number: (239) 261-5405
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (239) 261-2931
URL: www.ccmha.org

Non-profit volunteer association that provides referral and community services.



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Mental Health Association of Greater Tampa Bay
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760

Phone Number: (727) 507-2109
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (707) 507-2115
URL:

Local affiliate of the National Mental Health Association.



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Mental Health Association of North East Florida
4615 Phillips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207-

Phone Number: (904) 730-8291
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (904) 399-3908
URL: www.mhajax.org

Non-profit organization improving the mental health of the community through information, advocacy and prevention. Provides referrals.



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Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties
571 Mooney Road
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

Phone Number: (850) 244-1040
Secondary Phone Number: 850-244-1392

Fax: (850) 244-2573
URL: www.mhaow.org

Affiliate of the NMHA.



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Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County
909 Fern St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-

Phone Number: (561) 832-3755
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (561) 832-3900
URL:

Provides a referral service to the public. Also provides support groups and support services.



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Mental Health Association of Volusia and Flagler Counties
531 South Ridgewood
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-

Phone Number: (386) 252-5785
Secondary Phone Number: (386) 255-4491

Fax: (386) 255-7560
URL: www.mhavolusia.org

Referral service for Volusia and Flagler Counties, offered free of charge to the public.



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Mental Health Association of West Florida, Inc.
840 W. Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501

Phone Number: (850) 438-9879
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 438-5901
URL:

Offers publication education services, consumer rehabilitation work experience, information and referral (including to treatment programs and providers in private practice), family respite and education, and teen violence prevention program.



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NAMI Florida
911 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone Number: (850) 671-4445
Secondary Phone Number: (877) 626-4352

Fax: (850) 671-5272
URL: www.namifl.org

NAMI Florida is a support and advocacy organization. They sponsor local support groups and offer education and information about community services for people with mental illness and their families.



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Naples Alliance for Children
660 Ninth Street North, Suite 35D
Naples, FL 34102

Phone Number: (239) 649-5260
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (239) 263-8803
URL: www.napleschild.org

Works to improve the lives of children and youth in Collier County. The Alliance's work is independent of government funding and complements other services provided for children and famiies. NAFC is an affiliate of Success by 6. They offer a childcare resource directory, which is updated annually. Standing committees include early childhood education, parent and community education, health advocacy, teen issues and grandparents raising grandchildren.



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National Deaf Academy
19650 US Highway 441
Mt. Dora, FL 32757-

Phone Number: (800) 752-7345
Secondary Phone Number: (352) 735-9500

Fax: (352) 735-4939
URL: www.nationaldeafacademy.com

Provides residential mental health services for deaf children, adolescents, adults and families. Also offers educational services for deaf children and adolescents through age 22. Services are available in all 50 states.



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New Hope Drop In Center
1251 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33142-

Phone Number: (305) 635-2297
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (305) 635-0592
URL:

Drop-in center provides support groups, activities, field trips, to people with various mental health problems.



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Parent to Parent of the Capital Area, Inc.
PO Box 3562
Tallahassee, FL 32315-

Phone Number: (888) 466-6632
Secondary Phone Number: (850) 414-1735

Fax:
URL: fn1.tfn.net/Parent_to_Parent/

An affiliate of the Family Network on Disabilities of Florida. Provides support, education and information to familiew of children with special needs and disabilities.



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Parents of Bipolar Children
12301 NW 26th Ct.
Coral Springs, FL 33065-

Phone Number: (954) 796-8657
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL:

Support group for parents of children with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD with ODD, OCD, Aspergers Syndrome and Autism. Meets Thursday nights at 8 PM at the University Pavilion Hospital in Tamarac.



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Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health Louis De La Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3807

Phone Number: (813) 974-4661
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (813) 974-6257
URL: rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu

The Research and Training Center is one of CMHS' Technical Assistance Centers. They conduct research studies on the prevention and intervention of serious emotional disturbances in children and the systems of care for children and adolescents. They provide training for professionals working with children and families and publish numerous articles on children's mental health and service system issues. They sponsor an annual conference.



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Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Building 6, Room 300 1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700

Phone Number: (850) 487-2920
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax: (850) 414-7474
URL:

State Consumer Affairs Department



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Summer House
13550 Memorial Highway
Miami, FL 33161-3632

Phone Number: (877) 933-3869
Secondary Phone Number:

Fax:
URL: www.wedetox.net

Private detoxificaton center that accepts most major PPOs for health insurance. Also has scholarships for people without insurance

evaroberts
07-08-08, 10:11 AM
Well great job done Darga.. There are many people suffering from mental health and disorder and more over one of the four forum speaks the same and here you have provided the jack of all the solutions and that woulb be helpful to the citizens..
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