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Delray Beach Program Gives Mental Health Patients a Home Away From Home

For over a year, social worker and therapist Michelle Sgarlato has been coordinator of the Welcome Home Program at Delray Community Center at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave, caring for 20 men and women with long-term mental health conditions. Despite a severe lack of funding, the service is free to the community year-round Monday through Friday. The program consists of socialization opportunities, psychiatr...

More Mental Health Resources Needed in Orlando, Florida

The wife of an Orlando police officer is lobbying for changes that could help first responders who deal with the emotional demands of the job. Right now, police, firefighters and paramedics don’t get paid if they have to take time off to deal with psychological issues that are developed on the job. Realin’s husband, Orlando Police Officer Gerry Realin, has been off the job for most of the last yea...

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