Mental Health Resources Available All Around the County
It's okay to ask for help if you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, and there are many local organizations ready to step in with free resources.
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay - Available 24/7
For 50 years, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has offered services to the Tampa Bay community to ensure no one has to face a crisis alone - no matter the situation.
People who are struggling with a variety of crisis situations, including sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, and other emotional or situational problems can connect with the Crisis Center and start down the path to help. From the 211 Contact Center and the Corbett Trauma Center to the Suicide Prevention Program and Sexual Assault Services Center, the Crisis Center is available to anyone in need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tampa Bay Thrives - Available 24/7
Tampa Bay Thrives is a nonproﬁt with a mission of mobilizing the community to strengthen behavioral health outcomes for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder, with a focus on improving early intervention, access, and awareness.
Tampa Bay Thrives launched the "Let's Talk" support line, which provides free, confidential mental health support through 24/7 access to counselors on the phone. To speak to someone any time, call 844-YOU-OKAY (968-6529).
SAMHSA's National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Residents can also send their zip code via text message to 435748 (HELP4U) to find help nearby.
ACTS has been serving Florida communities since 1978, providing individualized behavioral health services in substance abuse and mental health. ACTS is one of the largest and most comprehensive community behavioral health organizations in the Tampa Bay area, offering a continuum of services and best practices to individuals and families in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient detox, residential rehabilitation, outpatient treatment, supported housing, and recovery support services. Programs offer individualized, person-centered care and have specialized staff to meet the needs of veterans, the homeless, trauma-exposed, women, youth, families, and more.
ACTS provides behavioral health services to over 8,000 individuals annually in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Broward counties.
Hillsborough County Public Schools offers various resources to its students to ensure ongoing support designed to meet their evolving needs. Services are targeted to meet students' academic, physical, and social-emotional needs. The programs connect students and families to a vast array of community agencies and resources. From the mental health team that collaborates with its student services staff to support students' social, emotional, and behavioral health to the Social Emotional Learning department that helps students develop healthy identities and manage emotions while achieving personal and collective goals, HCPS makes mental health a priority for its students.
Mindful Mondays promotes different ways you can make your mental health a priority but not take up too much of your busy schedule. From chair yoga virtual classes to tips on how to decompress after a long day, Hillsborough County's Mindful Mondays has various interactive resources for you to access no matter what day or time it is.