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BeWellSarasota.org is a free resource for the community.

The Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation, founded in 1947, celebrates its 70th year with the launch of this impactful website archive, which will house a continuing series of health-related video content endeavoring to improve general areas of wellness for the greater Sarasota community. Topics may vary from year to year depending upon the focus of our Foundation's health projects.

We hope you or a loved one will benefit from the content provided below.

Bree Meredith, Stacy Greeter, M.D.
Health Projects Chairs


Ending the Silence
 | 50-minutes | This free mental health, suicide prevention and anti-stigma program is presented to high school students in health, science or psychology classes. Students learn about mental illnesses directly from a trained two-person team, one of whom is a young adult living in recovery with a mental illness. It emphasizes that mental illness is treatable and recovery is possible. Includes visual presentation of signs and symptoms of various mental illnesses and Q&A session.
Ending the Silence for Families | Mental health presentation tailored to parents and caregivers, focused on how to talk with youth about mental health issues and how to work with school staff.

Ending the Silence for Staff | Mental health presentation tailored to teachers and staff, focused on how to talk with youth about mental health issues and how to work with students and family members.

Teen Awareness Video | Presenter Application

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FRIEND AND FORMER MEMBER, DOREEN SUTHERLAND.

 

 

2017-18 HEALTH PROJECTS ARCHIVE AREA OF FOCUS:

MENTAL HEALTH | INFORMATION | TREATMENT OPTIONS | LOCAL RESOURCES

Introduction by Pat Mahoney, 2017-18 President NAMI Sarasota County (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Our own member medical doctors and mental health professionals tackle the topics of anxiety and depression in a free series, below:

 

 

Special Thanks to Our Members

in the mental health industry for lending their expertise and knowledge.

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Series Introduction
Pat Mahone
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Sarasota President, 2017-18

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Anxiety
Stacy Greeter, M.D., Psychiatry
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

What is Depression?
Member, Jackie Oberfest, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Talk Therapy (Psychotherapy)
Carin Friedman, EdD, LCSW, Psychotherapist
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

Anxiety & Depression in Small Children
Vidisha Patel, EdD, Mental Health Therapist
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

Crisis Care
April Kelsey Collins, LCSW
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

Medications
Jenny Kosman, M.D., Psychiatry
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

Anxiety & Depression in Teenagers
Leigh Gordon, LCSW  Psychotherapist
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

- CONCLUSION - TAKING THE FIRST STEP 
Stacy Greeter, M.D., Psychiatrist
Member, Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation

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Special thanks to The Community Foundation of Sarasota County for allowing us to use the facility as our filming location.

(Pictured,  Brad Bryan of  Brad!Bryan Multimedia, Inc.   and Health Projects Chair Bonnie Silverman)

FURTHER PUBLICLY WELL KNOWN RESOURCES

NIMH   National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

 

NAMI   National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org


NAMI of Sarasota for local help:
http://www.namisarasotacounty.org/


American Psychiatric Association
http://www.psychiatry.org

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent  Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/

 

SAMHSA  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
https://www.samhsa.gov/


Mental health Community Centers
https://mhcci.com/

 

The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™)
https://www.anxietybc.com/

Mental Health America
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

 

National Suicide prevention lifeline:
Call 1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

*The Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation is not formally affiliated with, nor does our organization legally endorses full aspects of the above organizations or the respective content on their websites.  

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A very special thanks to our community promotion partners.

Our videos are promoted through print collaterals at all Sarasota Public Library locations.

We are adding locations who host our promotional materials for this free resource.  Please enter your information below if your organization would like to host a video literature holder at your location.

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( Left to Right:  Health Projects chairs, Bonnie Silverman, and Stacy Greeter, M.D. with April Kelsey )

Community Leaders | Potential Sponsors & Donors

"The Great Gatsby Gala"

We welcome and greatly appreciate your participation in this important fundraising event through sponsorship, a donation to our silent auction, and/or placing an ad in our event program.