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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
  • Destination Dignity: The Importance of Dignity and Rights for Persons with Mental Illnesses
    August 24 is the beginning of the Dignity March, a campaign by Mental Health America to bring attention to the stigma, shame and discrimination experienced daily by persons with mental illnesses. On any given day in the United States, 1 in every 5 persons, more than 60 million Americans, will experience mental illnesses and substance use conditions.
  • Research Assistant Professor NorĂ­n Dollard Profiled on WUSF
    As Co-director of Florida KIDS COUNT, she commented on the newly released national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which revealed that while Florida ranked 37th in overall child well-being, the state showed improvement in measures of health over a five-year period from 2008 to 2013.
  • Ireland Study Abroad - International Success
    Once again, the Ireland Study Abroad Program - Global Social Policy, Planning and Practices: Solutions to Homelessness and Ireland - was a total success. Led by MHLP Faculty, Mark Engelhardt, eleven CBCS students, representing six majors studied in residence at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland for a week, were immersed in community-based field visits, and toured the West Coast of Ireland (Galway, Dingle, Killarney).
  • CARD-USF to Host ASD and Mental Health Conference
    CARD-USF is pleased to bring this important conference on autism spectrum disorder and mental health to professionals and families.
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