New Pasco school helps students in recovery

The Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey is home to a unique school. Nine teens, ages 14 to 19, will fill the chairs as the first students of Victory High School, the first in the area for Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay, a non-profit private school.

Florida's mental health system a 'mess,' grand jury finds

A statewide grand jury studying school safety issued an interim report Thursday that tore into Florida’s mental health system, saying that “deficiencies in funding, leadership and services related to mental health care tend to turn up everywhere like bad pennies.”

Hospitals report rise in children needing emergency mental health treatment

Since March, there has been a significant uptick in the number of school-aged kids going to the emergency room since the beginning of the pandemic. New research shows the trips are not for minor mishaps at home, but for things like anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.

Bay Area law enforcement shift strategies for dealing with mental health

Law enforcement agencies are taking a hard look at how they police the community, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced a new behavioral health program, joining Tampa and St. Petersburg police departments in changing how they respond to mental health-related calls.