Meridien Research – Lakeland, FL Meridien Research provides patients and families in Central Florida an opportunity to take part in clinical research trials for a wide variety of medical conditions. All enrolling studies have been conducted on humans and are safe before potential research participants become involved. There is never a charge to the participant as the cost of medical research is paid for by the pharmaceutical company that sponsors the research program.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with PTSD.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

Thank you for being a part of this important research!

Meridien Research Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Polk County provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Our volunteers and members have been personally affected by mental health. We are here to help others, like we were helped – peer-based support is grounded in the approach that “we know what it is like, and we have been there.”

NAMI Polk County
Phone: (863) 337-4166

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

The MHA in Indian River County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. That’s what we are here for.

MHA in Indian River County
820 37th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone (772) 569-9788

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

DBSA of Tampa Bay is a locally-run, independent affiliate of the National DBSA and offers peer-led support groups providing a place where people with mood disorders and those who care about them can share experiences, discuss wellness skills, and offer hope to one another. We’ve been there. We can help.

We provide weekly Peer-to-Peer bipolar and depression support group meetings throughout the Tampa Bay Florida region,  our educational lecture series, this informative web site, and an award winning newsletter. Please refer to our depression and bipolar support group schedule to find a support meeting that is convenient to you. There is no registration or fee required to attend our meetings. 

DBSA of Tampa Bay
4 Meeting Locations in the Tampa Area



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