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Mental Health Links
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722
Get Immediate Help in a Crisis
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or go to the nearest emergency room.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: On July 16, 2022, 988 was designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org/.
988 is confidential, free crisis service that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects people to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.
National Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990
The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Text " LOVEIS" to 22522
- TTY 1-800-787-3224
- 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)
- Text 1-800-422-4453
- 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- Online Chat
- TTY Instructions
Trevor Helpline/ Trevor Project
Youth Crisis Intervention / Suicide Prevention
- National Helpline or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Mental Health Treatment
- National Alliance for Children’s Grief
- National Runaway Safe Line
- Stop Bullying
- Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
- Florida Narcotics Anonymous
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Hope for Healing
- Local Community Resources
- Tobacco Free Florida
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Florida Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-500-1119, Florida Relay 711, TTY: 1-800-621-4202
- Florida Sexual Violence information line 1-888-956-7273
- National Runaway Safe line 1-800-RUNAWAY
- National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 1-866-331-9474 - Text: LOVEIS to 22522
- National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888, Florida Relay 711, or Text 233733, https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
- Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-962-2873 or TTY:1-800-955-8771
- Florida Elder Helpline 1-800-963-5337 or TTY: 1-800-955-8771
- Non-emergency Legal Hotline 1-800-500-1119, prompt 3
- General Resources and Hotlines | Florida Department of Health
Mental Health Helplines
NAMI HelpLine | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness is a free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resources referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained, and able to provide guidance.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., EST.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Line: An anonymous, nonjudgmental space for youth | Teen Line Teens can access personal peer- to-peer support from highly trained teens supervised by adult mental health professionals.
The Teen Line can be reached at 800-852-8336 Nationwide (6 PM - 10 PM PST) or TEXT TEEN to 839863
(6 PM - 9 PM PST)
Mental Health Warmline: Need to talk to someone? (Warmlines) - MHA Screening Call the warmline to have a conversation with someone who can provide support during hard times. Whether you’re in crisis or just need someone to talk to, a warmline can help. Warmlines are staffed by trained peers who have been through their own mental health struggles and know what it’s like to need help. Warmlines are free and confidential.
The Clear Warm Line can be reached at 1 (800) 945-1355. Hours: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST Every night of the year including holidays.
Find a Behavior Health Care Provider
Florida Department of Children and Families Links to Managing Entities
The Department of Children and Families utilizes Managing Entities to contract with community service organizations to provide a full array of publicly funded mental health and substance abuse services. Find behavioral health service providers in your county at Managing Entities - Florida Department of Children and Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find Treatment | SAMHSA
SAMHSA provides information on mental health services and treatment centers through an online service locator. You can search by your location, service category, payment options and languages spoken.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline
- 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- TTY 1-800-487-4889