As the nation and state continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh Start of Miami-Dade Inc. has transitioned to virtual and telephonic work. To ensure the safety of our members, our staff and the community, our Drop in Center has closed its doors until further notice with the support of our Managing Entity. All of our scheduled trainings have been cancelled and will be postponed. Please be on the look out for emails and updates for more information regarding trainings, as our goals is to provide trainings necessary to promote a recovery oriented system of care.
This page will be dedicated to resources regarding COVID19 and how to manage stress through this national pandemic.
We urge everyone of our members to practice safe guidelines to reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19. Please see more ifnromation about these practices in the resources below.
Fresh Start of Miami-Dade Inc.
Dept. of Children and Families- Suicide/COVID19
This time is very difficult for many as we are ordered to stay inside to reduce the spread of COVID19 and as social beings we need human connection. it is important for us to take care of our Mental Health as continue to social distance ourselves. please see the following resources to aid those who may be experiencing increased sadness, loneliness and are at risk of Harm.
I’m having a lot of anxiety because of the coronavirus. Please help.
We get it. It’s hard to sift through the messages and information coming at us. Worse, the “unknown unknown” (not knowing what you don’t even know) can cause even greater anxiety for those of us who are panic-prone. What you can do..... continue reading..
MHTTC Taking Care of Yourself During a Public Health Emergency
Coping with a public health emergency can be stressful and worrisome. You may have to deal with uncertainty, concerns about your health and the health of your family and friends, a change in your routine, limited access to needed resources, and more...continue reading
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Continue reading.