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Category: Good Health and Well-being

Mental Wellness: Resources to Help You Thrive

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and our team at United Way of Northeast Florida and mental-health expert Dr. Kal Kseib, consultant for Baptist Health, would like to help mark this important awareness effort with a list of accessible resources available all year long.

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Local Light: Northeast Florida Volunteer Pursues Equity Through Agricultural and Racial Advocacy

Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks fights for equity by speaking to local representatives about the challenges faced in his community and championed solutions to social injustice such as body cameras for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Volunteering Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

United Way is committed to safely supporting partners and their volunteer needs during community crisis.

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Jacksonville man receives hope and good health from volunteer-based clinic

  Roderick Borisade knew something was wrong when his left side became numb. He was scared and didn’t know where to turn for help. “Weeks…

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The impact of speech and hearing on academic success

A preschooler’s ability to speak effectively and understand language affects more than just their ability to say simple phrases like “hello” and “good morning”– it deeply impacts their capacity to comprehend and apply everything taught to them in the classroom.

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Veteran permanently disabled by PTSD regains hope and his life

  In March 2018, Chris Dempsey, JAG lawyer and Army combat veteran, found himself sleeping in the woods next to his church in Keystone, Florida….

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How a Nassau County teen overcame bullying to chase her dreams of becoming a nurse

  If you told Kiersten London eight years ago she’d one day give monologues in drama class, she wouldn’t believe you. The recent Fernandina Beach…

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Intern discovers links between situations and birth outcomes in Northeast Florida

Mayuri Patel, intern for United Way partner Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition helped pave the way for new discoveries.

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Community Support for Survivors Abounds at Hubbard House’s 10th Annual Domestic Violence Walk

More than 1,200 participants came together to raise support for survivors of domestic violence at the Hubbard House 10th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, Stand Up & Stride, on March 30 at the Duval County Courthouse.

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Domestic violence survivor gives back through Hubbard House Walk

Meet Hubbard House Walk captain Sami Ebelt and learn how she helps change lives.

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