One of Palm Healthcare Foundation’s four strategic priorities.
Behavioral health issues are consistently prioritized as secondary to physical health matters. Oftentimes, behavioral health issues are completely neglected. Palm Healthcare Foundation realizes the enormous behavioral health challenges in our community. We are committed to funding innovative programs that will tackle these extremely serious issues.
Mental health will be recognized as an integral component of all healthcare in attaining a comprehensive state of well-being.
Did You Know?
Children's Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Stats:
One in five children has a mental illness and two-thirds who need mental health services are not receiving them, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Twenty-seven percent of Palm Beach County High School youth reported feelings of sadness or hopelessness strong enough to interrupt usual activities and 19% reported hurting themselves in the last year. More than 20% of Palm Beach County Middle School students have considered suicide and 16% have formulated a suicide plan; higher than the national average.
Behavioral health services are now being offered at Palm Healthcare Pavilion.
Located in Palm Healthcare Pavilion, home of Children’s Medical Services and Children’s Healthcare Associates, the addition of three new partner agencies offering behavioral health services will provide a seamless integration of primary health and behavioral health services all under one roof.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline
NAMI – Palm Beach County
Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County / Help Hotline: 561-801-4357
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National Depression Screening
KnowBullying mobile app
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Suicide and Depression Awareness Guide by LearnPsychology.org