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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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Henderson Behavioral Health

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 who have a mental health diagnosis and are aging out of the foster care system with a safety net during their time of transition into adulthood. The program is designed to meet each youth’s individual needs including housing, and to support them in their transition to adulthood with the highest potential for success.
Primary POC: Stephanie Delice| sdelice@hendersonbh.org| 954-735-4530 ext. 6223

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Memorial healthcare System Community Youth Services

Program assists youth ages 15 to 22 in drafting a FUTURES PLAN, which includes vocational, educational, social, psychological, behavioral, spiritual, and personal goals. Transitioning youth are educated and given career path training, youth leadership skills, and assistance in getting affordable housing and other independent living skills.
Primary POC: Cammie Cacace | ccacace@mhs.net

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Museum of Discovery & Science

MODS provides transitional young adults ages 18-22 with insufficient familial supports, the opportunity to participate in a yearlong paid internship. MODS partners with community based organizations to identify and prescreen eligible young adults transitioning out of foster care to secure employment. Young adults can earn a wage for approximately 11-14 hours per week.
Primary POC: Sandy McCarthy | Sandra.McCarthy@mods.net

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | PACE Center for Girls

The program serves middle and high school girls ages 11-19 by providing life coaching and counseling to increase protective factors and mitigate risk factors associated with delinquency as well as assisting girls transitioning to adulthood. The program helps girls develop healthy interpersonal relationships, coping skills, self-esteem, and future planning.
Primary POC: Milena Brunet | milena.brunet@pacecenter.org | 954-561-6939 ext. 3819

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | SunServe

Program serves middle and high school youth ages 11-19 who identify as LGBTQ by providing professional assessment, counseling, and life coaching to promote successful life outcomes. The program promotes the development of skills, academic, and employability skills to help youth transition successfully into healthy young adulthood.
Primary POC: Tori Bertran | tbertran@sunserve.org

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Urban League of Broward County

The Village Program serves middle and high school youth ages 11-19 with delinquency involvement. The program provides life coaching and counseling to guide and support youth in becoming successful and responsible young adults. The program teaches youth anger management skills, social responsibility, character building and employability skills to ensure youth are exposed to positive activities as a way to divert them from the juvenile justice system.
Primary POC: Lauren Butler | lpbutler@ulbcfl.org

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Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Broward Regional Health Palnning Council

*BSO Referrals Only*
Healthy Families Broward is the local affiliate of Healthy Families Florida and Healthy Families America. It is the leading child abuse prevention program targeting new parents assessed at
high-risk for child abuse.
Primary POC: LaSonya Starlin| lstarlin@brhpc.org| 954-561-9681 ext. 1288

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The impact Future Prep had on Sarah fomented her desire to give back to her community. Today, she is a Counselor for Memorial’s CSC-funded Youth Force program, helping other young people gain confidence and determine their own path for the future.
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