Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is intimately connected with physical health and lays the foundation for positive growth. Mental health not only affects an individual, it also impacts families and communities.
Resources for Assistance
- 211 - Thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.
- Hope for Healing - Hope for Healing navigates the many ways Floridians can access help for mental health and substance abuse.
- Resiliency and Mental Health - Resources for children provided by the Florida Department of Education.
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse - The Florida Department of Children and Families provides crisis support resources to locate verified social services providers for things like food, housing, transit, healthcare, legal aid, and more.
- Childrens Mental Health - Coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is family-driven to produce individualized, evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent outcomes that improve the lives of children and their families.
Support Positive Mental Health
- Getting professional help - if you feel depressed seek help from a professional.
- Connecting with others – try a weekly check-in.
- Staying positive – read daily positive affirmation.
- Getting physically active – take a walk during breaks or times of stress.
- Helping others – volunteer to help others in need.
- Getting enough sleep – drink a cup of tea or listen to soft music.
If you or someone you care about is having thoughts of harming themselves or in emotional distress, call or text 988 immediately.
- DOH Mental Health Handout - The handout is available in two languages, with English on the front side and Español/Spanish on the back side.