Mental Health Resources

April 23, 2019
Children

When we hear the word “health,” most people think of their physical health. There are physical signs and symptoms we immediately take notice of and seek professional medical care to address.  However, when it comes to mental health, many people are hesitant to ask for help. A variety of symptoms may indicate it is time to address your mental health, including irritability or persistent anger, sadness, feeling anxious, sleeping too much or too little, frequently feeling overwhelmed, engaging in impulsive behaviors, changes in performance at school/work/home, and experiencing trauma. 

Everyone experiences a mental health symptom at some point in their life. Mental Health symptoms can occur at any age and in people from all cultural backgrounds. It is important to ask questions, seek help, and most importantly, help those who may be experiencing issues regarding their mental health understand that they are not alone.

 

Resource Guide

Children's Services Council of Broward County Florida Family Resource Guide

 

Depression

2-1-1 Broward

Recognizing Depression

Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS)

Florida Behavioral Health Center 954-734-2000

 

Maternal Mental Health

Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS)

The Blue Dot Project

 

Grief & Crisis Support
Broward County Schools Crisis Support (Resiliency Center)

Trauma Counseling

2-1-1 Broward

Tomorrow's Rainbow

The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Florida Blue/New Directions 24/7 Counseling Services

South Florida Trauma Recovery Network

Professionals United For Parkland

Parkland Cares

UCF Restores

Eagles' Haven

Magellan Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-327-7451

Chrysalis Health (Broward Behavioral Health Coalition)
Kenjenique Johnson: (954) 587-1008 ext.1051
(Submit referrals to referrals@chrysalishealth.com)

Henderson Behavioral Health: Youth Emergency Services: (954) 677-3113 opt.3
Henderson Behavioral Health: Adult Mobile Crisis Response Team: (954) 463-0911

Memorial Hospital Walk-In Center 954-276-1285

Florida Behavioral Health Center 954-734-2000

MHA Seth Line 954-578-5640

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

CDC Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746

 

United Way of Broward County presents Faded Conversations. Bringing black mental health to the forefront.

 

Future First: Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (Part 1)

 

Future First: Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (Part 2)

 

Behavioral Health in Communities of Color

 

Future First: Mental Health For Youth

 

Child Mental Health Part 1)

 

Child Mental Health (Part 2)

 

In June 2016, the CSC asked our partners at Tomorrow's Rainbow to help share information on how to talk to children about horrific events like the one that had just happened at The Pulse, in Orlando.

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SNAC (Special Needs Advisory Coalition) | Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1667

The Children’s Services Council has been at the forefront in funding programming for children and youth with physical, developmental or behavioral health needs since its inception. In 2004, the Council commissioned Broward County’s Business Plan for Children with Special Needs which became the impetus for establishing a stakeholder group known as the Special Needs Advisory Coalition (SNAC). The SNAC has been instrumental in advocating for system improvements and reducing service gaps.

Primary POC: Marissa Aquino | maquino@cscbroward.org

2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward
2-1-1 or 954-537-0211

2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.

Capacity Building Mini Grants | Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1000

Infrastructure building support is provided to local child and family serving nonprofit organizations through our annual Capacity Buildings Mini Grants. Through a competitive grant process, local organizations are awarded funding for capacity building projects, professional business coaching and or fundraising support each year.

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

Cribs for Kids | Heathy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County
954-765-0550

In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report that estimated that the risk of infant suffocation increases 20-fold when infants and adults sleep in the same bed. Cribs for Kids provides low-income families with free GRACO Pack ‘n Play® cribs, one crib sheet, and a safe-sleep sack, and counsels parents on the dangers of co-sleeping.

Primary POC: Ashley Sturm | asturm@hmhbbroward.org | 954-765-0550 ext. 339

CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1000

The CSC offers quality and affordable training workshops for professionals serving children and families in Broward County. Each session is led by instructors that are highly qualified and experienced in their field to provide an optimal learning environment. CEU’s are also offered for many of the completed courses. For a training calendar and to register, please visit our website at training.cscbroward.org.

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health in Broward County
954-467-4700

Drowning Prevention is a collaborative community effort driven by the Drowning Prevention Task Force. In 2009, the Children’s Services Council allocated funding to support a full-time coordinator housed at the Broward County Health Department who provides insight and accountability for the implementation of the Drowning Prevention Action Plan.
Task Force members create a culture throughout Broward that infuses drowning prevention methodologies, practices, and messages that directly impact families with young children.

Early Literacy Interventions | Reading & Math, Inc.
786-347-3667

Reading & Math, Inc., through a partnership with Broward County Public Schools, is implementing the Reading Corps program in Broward County. Florida Reading Corps tutors serve Broward County’s most at-risk students with targeted early literacy interventions. Reading Corps screens all students at designated schools to identify children who are behind on early literacy skills, and develop individualized tutoring plans to meet each child’s needs.

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