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Lawmakers begin their trek toward the 2020 session, talking budget, guns,...

They’re back.Florida lawmakers begin preparing for the 2020 legislative session on Monday, holding their first set of committee hearings this week. They'll continue a...

High-tech counseling comes to storm-struck schools – ‘Think of FaceTime with...

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that 63 “telemental” health portals will be available to offer counseling to storm-traumatized students in the six Panhandle...

Beyond “Florida man:” Top state officials focus on helping those with...

A rural sheriff once told Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody that people in his community were begging for admission to his jail.“He had...

FL public schools must provide mental health instruction, from suicide prevention...

Public school districts will have to provide at least five hours of mental health instruction annually to students in 6th through 12th grades, with...

Medicaid expansion could save FL $200 million a year, but will...

What if Florida had a way to save money on the prison health-care crisis?Or expand treatment programs for opioid addiction or provide more mental-health...

Jailing the mentally ill: Attorney General Moody looks for solutions

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody tells a story about the intersection of mental illness and law enforcement. It involves someone experiencing a mental breakdown...

First Lady Casey DeSantis leads initiative against drug abuse, mental health...

First Lady Casey DeSantis will spearhead a multi-agency campaign to attack drug abuse and boost mental health treatment in Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis and his...

Saying families are the first to spot troubling behavior, Democratic lawmakers...

As part of a package of gun control legislation passed last year after the mass shooting  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, state lawmakers...

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