All Posts by

Melinda Fawcett

11th Annual FRC Alumni Reunion

On Saturday, September 19th the UF Health Florida Recovery Center (FRC) held their 11th Annual FRC reunion at the Paramount Plaza Hotel in Gainesville, Florida. The FRC annual reunion provides an opportunity for alumni of the program to return to Gainesville to celebrate their recovery and reconnect with alumni…

Raising Hope At Work – 1st Place tie Psychiatry and OBGYN

Raising Hope at Work Team Champion Standings. Way to go Department of Psychiatry! 1st Place Tie –Obstetrics & Gynecology 1st Place Tie –Psychiatry 2nd Place Tie – Community Health & Family Medicine 2nd Place Tie – Neurosurgery 3…

FRC Director and Addiction Medicine Fellows to attend HealthStreet Event

Director of the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum and Addiction Medicine Fellows will be on hand to answer questions at HealthStreet’s Our Community, Our Health event on September 24 from 5:30 – 7 pm. In alignment with the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration’s celebration of National Recovery Month,…

September is National Recovery Month

Every September, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover. Events are held around the country to increase awareness and celebrate those that are in recovery. Millions of…

Dr. Bassi receives FPS Alliance Grant

Dr. Bruce Bassi accepts his FPS Alliance Grant We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Bassi, PGY-2, is the recipient of a Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) Alliance Grant. This grant is to assist with attendance at the…

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in youths 10- to 24-years old and the majority of those who make a suicide attempt have history of a psychiatric, behavioral, or substance use disorder. Through screening and early intervention, mental and behavior health problems can be identifi ed, addressed,…

More stress, less stigma drives college students to mental health services

WATCH PBS NEWS- Rates of anxiety and depression among college students in the U.S. have soared in the past decade. In response, schools are trying to figure out the right course of treatment, counseling and intervention. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Micky Sharma, director of the counseling and consultation service at…

Mental Health Just as Important as Physical Health

GAINESVILLE MAGAZINE – This time of year, as the lazy days of summer give way to the excitement of a new school year, families may focus on school clothes, school supplies, teachers and friends. For some, however, this excitement can give way to issues: anxiety, depression, bullying or…