The Decision to Seek Treatment

September 15, 2023
“I’m not afraid to tell you – this is what I did, and I got better… so go do it. Making the decision to seek treatment is a large step in an individual’s journey to heal, and encouragement from those around you may be the biggest motivator to follow through. Sergeant Ross Hutto from the […]
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UCF RESTORES Launches New, No-Cost, Confidential Peer Support Platform for Law Enforcement – Blueline Rescue

August 15, 2023
Mental Wellness Leader Deepens Commitment to First Responder Community Wellbeing with Proven, Innovative App Offering UCF RESTORES – the leading mental wellness clinic and research center for first responders in Florida and across the U.S., which includes the National Center of Excellence for First Responder Behavioral Health – has unveiled Blueline Rescue, a first-of-its-kind, mobile […]
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UCF RESTORES Explores PTSD Awareness with News 13

June 27, 2023
Ahead of PTSD Awareness Day 2023, UCF RESTORES Executive Director Deborah Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP was invited to join an on-air, expert panel discussion on mental health and the stigma surrounding PTSD. “What we know is that it takes a lot for people to go and ask for therapy… we need to think more about making […]
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Director’s Cut Q&A | After the Fall: Responding to the Champlain Towers Building Collapse

June 23, 2023
Today marks the two-year commemoration of the Champlain Towers South building collapse in Surfside, FL. In June 2021, as first responders from across the state convened on the site to navigate the mountain of rubble, retrieve survivors and recover victims, UCF RESTORES’ Critical Incident Response Team was deployed to provide psychological first aid to the […]
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Director’s Cut Q&A | The Wall Street Journal, “Confronting Your Fears in Virtual Reality Therapy”

April 27, 2023
Welcome back to the UCF RESTORES Director’s Cut series, where we sit down with our center’s executive director Deborah Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP, to get her take on popular topics, current events and other developments shaping the national discourse around mental health and wellness. Recently, The Wall Street Journal published an online feature – “Confronting Your […]
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The Psychology Behind PTSD

January 9, 2023
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic, life-altering or life-threatening event. One in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, but there is much to learn about a diagnosis that impacts approximately 3.5% of U.S. adults every year. UCF RESTORES Executive Director […]
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UCF RESTORES Receives $1.4 Million to Expand Peer Support and Suicide Prevention Training for First Responders

June 13, 2022
Award from the Florida Department of Children and Families establishes UCF RESTORES® as the go-to resource for first responders, peer advocates, and clinicians in a 12-county region. ORLANDO, Fla. – UCF RESTORES® – a leading nonprofit clinical research center and trauma treatment clinic that houses the National Center of Excellence for First Responder Behavioral Health […]
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Employee Spotlight Series: Monica Potts and Calandra Jackson

January 20, 2022
We are lucky at UCF RESTORES to have a team of dedicated and passionate employees who work tirelessly to support individuals affected by trauma. While helping others regain control of their lives, our team members have a wide array of talents and interests of their own that make them essential to our clinic and our […]
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