Mental Health Resources

April 23, 2019
Health and Mental Care
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created extremely stressful time for everyone. Despite constant updates from the government and the media, there is still much we don’t know. Almost everything about our daily lives has been severely disrupted, so feeling overwhelmed and anxious are natural reactions. Millions of people around the globe are facing similar challenges and it is OK to admit that you are not feeling OK.

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. 

Most people experience mental health symptoms at some point in their life and they 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.

 

CSC Family Resource Guide

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

 

Depression

2-1-1 Broward

Recognizing Depression

Florida Behavioral Health Center 954-734-2000

 

Maternal Mental Health

The Blue Dot Project

Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS)

 

Grief & Crisis Support

2-1-1 Broward

Bounce Back

Broward County Schools Crisis Support (Resiliency Center)

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

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Center for the Study & Promotion of Communities, Families and Children

Children's Bereavement Center

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

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools

The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Eagles' Haven

Florida Behavioral Health Center 954-734-2000

Florida Blue/New Directions 24/7 Counseling Services

Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP)

Henderson Behavioral Health

Henderson Behavioral Health: Youth Emergency Services: (954) 677-3113 opt.3

Henderson Behavioral Health: Adult Mobile Crisis Response Team: (954) 463-0911

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

Memorial Hospital Walk-In Center 954-276-1285

MHA Seth Line 954-578-5640

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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

Parkland Cares

Professionals United For Parkland

South Florida Trauma Recovery Network

Tomorrow's Rainbow

UCF Restores

 

(More Mental Health and Other Resources Related to COVID 19)

 

Future First: Focus on Broward's Children - The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

 

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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Primary POC: Gia Tutalo-Mote | gia.foreverfamily@gmail.com

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Foster Care & Adoption | Heart Gallery of Broward

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