Mental Health is an Essential Part of Overall Health.
Concerns around mental illness are common in the United States and, if untreated, can lead to severe consequences such as self-harm and even suicide.
According to The National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. It affects tens of millions of people each year, and it's estimated that only half of the population battling mental illnesses receive the treatment they need.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health concerns; adults with school-aged children have uniquely challenging experiences.
Throughout the pandemic, millions of people are skipping visits with healthcare providers. According to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the number of adults accessing mental health services has dropped by more than 20%, and the number of children has dropped by more than 30% during the pandemic.
Our portal will help you navigate the mental health resources you and your loved ones need to start or continue your mental health journey while encouraging positive change during healing.
To connect with mental health resources or learn more about the programs and services, visit our Children's Services Council of Broward County Florida Family Resource Guide or Children’s Services Council of Broward County Funded Program Directory.