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From now until the end of 2020, Friendly Floors will donate a portion of every sale to the Fred Lang Foundation, 100% of which goes to CBHC to provide must needed services in the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Friendly Floors will also match donations made by their amazing clients, up to a total of $10,000. Simply make your check payable to The Fred Lang Foundation and drop it off at Friendly Floors Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda location.

For more information, read the article in this week's Florida Weekly below.

Thank you to Marjorie Benson and all our friends at Friendly Floors for holding this amazing fundraiser for us!
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Our Tree of Hope outside the Crisis Stabilization Unit is starting to turn RED, thanks to all the community members who have already donated a Ribbon and Message of Hope to those in Recovery. You still have 27 days to donate a ribbon to the tree for a min. donation of $25. To learn more or purchase your Ribbon of HOPE, visit: www.cbhcfl.org/recovery-ribbons ... See MoreSee Less

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We're painting the town RED in support of Recovery Month. Please join us in showing support and giving hope to those in our community who have started their recovery journey, and inspiration to those individuals and families still struggling wtih addiction. If you or someone you know is in need of recovery, call us at 941-639-8300, option 4. We are here for you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Think A Family Member Has A Substance Use Disorder? Talking about substance use is not easy, but it can encourage your loved one to seek help. Talk to your loved one, then give us a call for compassionate treatment options. 941-639-8300, option 4. #substanceuse #recoveryTalking about substance use is not easy, but it can encourage your loved one to seek help. Visit www.SAMHSA.gov/families or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357... ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held every year on August 31. Recently, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a memorandum acknowledging International Overdose Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the negative stigma of substance-related deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that 70,980 people in America will overdose from opioids this calendar year. In 2019, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said North America experiences the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world, accounting for 1-in-4 drug-related deaths globally.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a time for advocates to come together all around the world and raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the negative stigma that often surrounds an overdose death.

Join us today as we unite with the rest of the world to bring awareness and to save lives on International Overdose Awareness Day.
#IOAD #narcansaveslives
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Suicide Prevention: WAIT

Suicide prevention is something that we can each help with. A short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them.

‘WAIT’ is one good way to remember how you can support another person who may be suicidal. It stands for:

W-- Watch out
for the signs of distress and uncharacteristic behaviour
e.g. social withdrawal, excessive quietness, irritability,
uncharacteristic outburst, talking about death or suicide

A-- Ask
“are you having suicidal thoughts?”
Asking about suicide does not encourage it, nor does it lead a
person to start thinking about it; in fact, it may help prevent it
and can start a potentially life-saving conversation.

I-- It will pass
Assure your loved one that, with help, their suicidal feelings will
pass with time.

T-- Talk to others
Encourage an at-risk person to seek help from a general or
mental health professional

Many around us are struggling right now. If you identify someone in your environment who may be having trouble coping, reach out and offer them support, or simply a listening ear. By maintaining awareness of the signs of extreme distress in another, any one of us can be enabled to help save a life.



* Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

* In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-
800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) anytime of day.

* Call CBHC’s Crisis Hotline: (941) 979-0796
Monday through Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday 9am to 5pm


credit: Mental Health Foundation, UK

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Our Crisis Stabilization Unit is the Area's Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

When you have a physical health crisis, you visit a hospital’s emergency room, but when you have a mental health or substance abuse crisis, you come to Charlotte Behavioral Health Care’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).

A mental health crisis can occur when negative emotions, stress, and/or reactions to a traumatic event become so intense that individuals have thoughts of harming themselves or another person. A substance abuse crisis can occur when an individual is so impaired by substance use that they are a danger to themselves or others. Our CSU is a secure, short-term, inpatient unit for intensive behavioral, emotional or substance use situations.

Help is just one phone call away. The CSU provides a safe environment for the purpose of stabilizing clients during a period of crisis.

Click here to read our Crisis Service Patient Handbook and learn more:

We are here to help 24/7. Call our Crisis Stabilization Unit at 941-575-0222.
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