Media Release

County Court Services/Mental Health First Aid Featured on Alachua County Talks

Monday, April 17, 2017 12:00 PM

Alachua County Court Services Director Peria DuncanALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A new edition of Alachua County Talks featuring an interview with Alachua County Court Services Director Peria Duncan premieres Tuesay April 18, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. The program focuses on Alachua County's efforts to provide mental health first aid training to all County employees in order to help those experiencing mental health issues.

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Alachua County has made an extraordinary effort to become a leader in this highly important but often overlooked aspect of community health. These efforts are increasing mental health literacy in Alachua County, and helping the public to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.”

View the Interview Online

The latest editions of Alachua County Talks air on Cox Channel 12 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every night except Thursday, and at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. every day. Special or regular County Commission and Gainesville City Commission meetings may preempt any showing.

View the complete Channel 12 Schedule.

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For more information, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org, www.alachuacounty.us/courtservices, or call (352)338-7390.

Contact

  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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