Webinar: Head Trauma, Comprehension, and Intoxication - August 5 at 3 PM

This presentation will cover the different types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that result from trauma to the brain to build a foundation of how trauma affects the brain, and then will dive into the application in criminal cases. Discussion…

Anxiety: When Benzodiazepines Attack

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Did you Know? Anxiety disorders develop from risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry life events and personality. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States.…

FREE Event: Changing History: Young Minds in Change - December 4 at 6:00 PM

This event is open to the public however REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The Mental Health Association of Central Florida is privileged to join with City of Orlando District Six Commissioner Samuel L. Ings to present “Changing History:…

Judge Steven Leifman Awarded 2018 Pardes Humanitarian Prize for Leadership in Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail and Prison

The 2018 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is being awarded to Judge Steven Leifman, an associate administrative judge in Miami-Dade County, who has been at the forefront of a public policy movement to reduce the number of people with…

Early Bird Registration Open: Psych Congress 2018, October 25-28

Psych Congress serves as a unique, integrated forum to connect members of the entire mental health team — psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, primary care physicians, and other mental health professionals…
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Florida OKs $4.5 Million Payout for Brutal Prison Shower Death of Darren Rainey - The Miami Herald

The State of Florida has approved a $4.5 million settlement to the family of Darren Rainey, a severely mentally ill inmate who was incarcerated at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City. For two hours, Rainey was allegedly locked in…