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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

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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  • Address mental health issues before stage four
    Addressing mental, emotional and behavioral health before stage four calls attention to the importance of addressing challenges early, identifying potential underlying causes and planning an appropriate course of action on a path toward overall well-being.
  • FMHI Update
    Get the latest update on the activities of the Institute
  • Free Training For Early Childhood Programs and Providers
    CBCS Faculty Drs. Lise Fox and Christopher Vatland are presenters of the training, Partnering with Families to Promote their Child’s Social and Emotional Development, which will be held at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County June 12 at 1:00 pm.
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2015
    A Presidential Document by the Executive Office of the President on 05/05/2015
  • MHLP Faculty to Serve as Research Partners on 3-Year Grant
    Scott Young, PhD, (PI) and Kathleen Moore, PhD, (Co-PI) have successfully executed a three-year contract to serve as the research partners for a three-year grant awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC).