The mission of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute is to improve the lives of people with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders through research, training, and education. Established by the Florida legislature in 1967, the Institute is recognized as Florida's premier research and training center for behavioral health services and is a recognized national leader. FMHI's behavioral health research and training projects are supported mostly through grants and contracts, with about $26 million in new awards during the last fiscal year alone. Read more.
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- FMHI Update
Get the latest update on the activities of the Institute
- B4Stage4: Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness Early
Since 1949, every May, the United States has celebrated Mental Health Month, thanks in large part to efforts by Mental Health America, the nation’s oldest mental health association. This year’s theme is B4Stage4, which emphasizes that mental health concerns should be thought about and treated the same way as physical health concerns.
- Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Children’s Behavioral Health
Since 1974, FMHI been actively developing and researching interventions to address behavioral health disorders and helping to develop and revise policies and legislation addressing behavioral health services delivery.
- MHLP Assistant Professor Awarded Fellow Status
Khary Rigg, PhD, was recently notified that he will be awarded fellow status with the University of Pennsylvania Center Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) for a three year term.
- MHLP Research Associate Professor Receives Diversity Award
Celia Lescano, PhD, was recently awarded the 2015 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Pediatric Psychology by Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology; SPP) of the American Psychological Association.
- FMHI Affiliates Attend NATCOM15
FMHI Executive Director Mary Armstrong attended the 2015 National Behavioral Healthcare Conference.
- MHLP Assistant Professor to Keynote Norway Conference
Carla Stover, PhD, has been invited to give both a keynote address and a workshop on Fathers for Change therapy intervention for men with co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse and engaging men in treatment following violence at the 5th Nordic Conference on Violence and Treatment in Oslo, Norway.
- The Use and Effectiveness of Mental Health Courts
According to Roger Boothroyd, PhD, of the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy of the University of South Florida in Tampa, MHCs have specific characteristics that differentiate them from traditional courts.
- Mom's Project Recipients - 3 Lucky Ladies with Big Experience and Even Bigger Goals.
The Mom's Project Award is given annually to worthy students whose interests align with those of the mothers of the program's founding faculty members - Drs. Catherine Batsche, Roger Boothroyd, and Mary Armstrong.
- National Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia: The Importance of Advocacy for Dr. Elizabeth Perkins
As part of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG), Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, Research Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), USF's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, has had a unique opportunity to help develop the NTG Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia.
- MHLP Professor Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Roger Peters, PhD, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant in Public/Global Health to be conducted in Cape Coast, Ghana with colleagues from the University of Cape Coast. The Fulbright Grant will support four weeks of on-site work in June 2015.