Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association

    Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association's

    "All Hands on Deck" Brevard Counselors Meeting

     June 23, 2016 - 5:30 pm   
    Viera High School Auditorium

    Looking forward to an evening of food * drinks * prizes & fun

    If you are not a member, join here on or before the event and save!

    The Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association (SCMHCA) unites mental health counseling professionals from Brevard County, Florida. 

    Our mission is to advance professional competency and strengthen the role of the mental health counselor in the local community.  

    SCMHCA is dedicated to improving skills through education for counseling professionals:  Licensed, non-licensed, private practice clinicians, educators, students, registered interns, and retirees.  

    Enhancing relationships through collaboration in the counseling profession and networking with our peers is a key component for us. SCMHCA understands that the effect of a collective effort is greater than an individual one. 

    SCMHCA is a chapter of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) which is a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

    Why choose to go to a

    Counselor now?

    Modern counselors are uniquely qualified to provide research-based techniques that circumvent life's difficulties as expediently as possible.  The result is evidenced through greater improvement for clients through a combination of traditional therapy, treatment education, and up-to-date, practical 
    approaches. This creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

    Today's counselors also believe in working side by side with their clients in bringing about self-solutions together.

    Counseling professionals, such as mental health counselors, social workers, family and marriage therapists, & psychologists are agents of change that are educated in skills training to help those who may be struggling with mental health issues. 

    Some of these may include: Depression, anxiety, addiction, psychosis, dementia, parenting obstacles, stress management, trauma-related difficulties, coping with financial difficulties, gender identity, childhood disorders, relationship challenges, and adults and seniors transitioning through life changes.

    The Space Coast of Florida offers several choices of highly-skilled professionals (look under "Find a Counselor" on this website) whom provide a full range of services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, seniors, and families including:

    • Assessment
    • Diagnosis
    • Psychotherapy
    • Treatment planning and utilization review
    • Brief and solution-focused therapy
    • Alcoholism and substance abuse treatment
    • Psychoeducational and prevention programs
    • Crisis management
    • Childhood development screenings
    • Group therapy for support & connection
    • Family & couple conflict management
    • Social skills training



    Alarming Men's Health Facts

    Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 90% of workplace deaths and criminal deaths.  For persons of all ages, men are nearly three times as likely to experience and suffer from PTSD, TBI & dementia-related injury as women.

     Depression and Suicide:

    Depression in men is undiagnosed contributing to the fact that men are 4 x as likely to commit suicide.

    Among 15- to 19-year-olds, boys were 4 x as likely as girls to commit suicide.

    Among 20- to 24-year-olds, males were 6 x as likely to commit suicide as females

    The suicide rate for persons age 65 and above: men...28.5 – women...3.9.  


    Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.

    How Counselors Can Help:

    Counselors can help their male clients by consistently assessing for any health issues, by finding blocks to doctor visits, and by encouraging their male clients to manage their health needs more effectively.

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