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Emma Beth McGinty, Phd of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Asst. Professor to speak at High Hopes Breakfast

SARASOTA: Emma “Beth” McGinty; Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, and Co-Deputy Director, Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will address guests at High Hopes Breakfast on December 1st at Michael on East.Arranged by Mental Health Community Centers, Executive Director, Jeffrey Standring explains Read More >

Emma Beth McGinty, Phd of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

High Hopes Breakfast

Featuring National Speaker Emma Beth McGinty, whose work was featured in “Violence and Mental Illness: Is Media Overplaying Link” Emma Beth McGinty, Phd of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be this years guest speaker at the MHCC’s High Hopes Breakfast on Dec. 1 at Micheale’s On East. Sarasota. McGinty will be discussing Read More >

Rite Technologies names MHCC ‘Non-Profit Organization of the Year’

Mental Health Community Centers (MHCC) was honored by Rite Technologies  as “Non-Profit Organization of the Year.” Rite Technologies presented a check for $2,500 for the services MHCC provides to individuals in the community. MHCC offers vital psycho-social and recovery activities at drop-in centers in Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Arcadia for individuals diagnosed with mental Read More >

VIDEO: ‘We’re not that different. We have hopes, dreams, friendships, loves, just like everybody else.’

Without Prospect House, it’s staff and its programs, you probably wouldn’t know Brian Green. The 51-year-old would likely be another nameless, faceless sufferer of mental illness in Sarasota County. “When I came through the front door, I was very isolated, I was very ‘Doom and Gloom’ and ‘Poor me, oh, I got this diagnosis’ and Read More >

VIDEO: ‘Mental illness sounds like a label but it really is not, it’s much more than that’

Deidra Leone knows what it’s like to be really lonely. For years, the 49-year-old felt isolated with her mental wellness condition. But all that changed two years ago when she walked into Prospect House in Sarasota. The close-knit atmosphere between the clients and staff, along with the programs offered by MHCC, helped her open up Read More >

VIDEO: ‘What do I have that is special that I can give?’

Tanya Virgilio loves her second home. Nothing is wrong with the retired art teacher’s first one. But since becoming a volunteer at North Port’s Anchor House four years ago, Tanya cherishes the impact MHCC’s clients have had on her life. Now she’s there all the time, teaching painting and other art. “I just wish everybody would volunteer,” she said. “But I also wish that there were people who could just reach out with what they have, with they can give.” With a plethora of local art, theater, and music events, Tanya said there are plenty of opportunities to expose clients to new, positive experiences. “They’re just great people,” she said. “They’re no different than any of us.”

Emma Beth McGinty, Phd of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

News Alert! McGinty named guest speaker at Hight Hopes Breakfast

Emma Beth McGinty, Phd of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be this years guest speaker at the MHCC’s High Hopes Breakfast on Dec. 1 at Micheale’s On East. Sarasota. McGinty will be discussing how the media is wrongly using mental health to describe all those associated with mass murders. Learn more about Read More >

Jeff Standring

Welcome New Executive Director Jeffrey Standring

“Saving lives, healing families and healing communities” these are words of encouragement shared by new executive director, Jeffrey Standring, at Mental Health Community Centers as he addressed staff at the agency. “Recently, the organization has experienced leadership transitions in their efforts to champion mental health issues. It is my vision to lead the organization forward Read More >

Mental Illness: Seeking Solutions for Sarasota County

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