The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a public-private partnership, has partnered with Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital, to strengthen the country’s clinical capacity to provide innovative suicide prevention and care. The partnership significantly advances one of the central priorities of the Action Alliance—to transform health systems and reduce suicides—and marks Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital’s commitment to be at the leading edge of the transformation.
As a proud supporter of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital provides education and resources to the communities we serve.
The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI identifies its mission as being “dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness”. NAMI offers classes and training’s for people living with mental illnesses, their families, community members, and professionals, including what is termed psychoeducation, or education about mental illness. NAMI holds regular events which combine fundraising for the organization and education, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks. Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital is proud to be a partner of our local NAMI Bay County chapter. Our CEO Tim Bedford and Director of Business Development Craig Segrest are current sitting board members of NAMI Bay County.
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital can help provide intervention, identify the appropriate level of care, conduct free assessments and make referrals when necessary. Assessments are available 24 hours every day. To arrange a confidential assessment at no cost, call 850-763-0017 and ask to speak with an assessment and referral counselor.