September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
HELP IS AVAILABLE! If you are in crisis, experiencing difficulty, or suicidal thoughts, here are some things that you can do.
- Talk to a family member; or
- Talk to a school guidance counselor or school administrator; or
- Dial 211 or (850) 617-6333; or
- Call Apalachee Mobile Response Team (MRT): (800) 342-0774; or
- Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255); or
- Text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis or emergency, call 911 immediately.Call 1-800-273-8255Available 24 hours everyday
Hope for Healing navigates the many ways Floridians can access help for mental health and substance abuse.
SCHOOL AND LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
DISC VILLAGE, INC.
DISC Village Health and Wellness Specialists offer students a safe and supportive environment to discuss personal struggles related to Behavioral Health through the New Horizons program. The program works to increase effective communication, anger management, and decision-making skills while offering support in a time of crisis. Contact your child's school counselor to make a referral to the New Horizons program your child's school. Other youth services include:
- Substance use Outpatient:
- Catherine Bravo - firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-School Mental Heath
- Cristin Dobrowolski - email@example.com
Call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance; available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria, and our services are free.
Mobile Response Team (MRT)
The MRT is a 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service provided through Apalachee Center, Inc. MRT provides emergency behavioral health assessment, and diversion alternative to inpatient treatment when appropriate.
Neighborhood Medical Center, the Foundation for Leon County Schools and Leon County Schools have parterned to produced two exceptional public service announcements designed to engage our studentss and parents on the subject of mental health assistance. We invite the community to learn how to listen out for the signals that are being sent everyday. Together we can work to end the stigma and help provide a pathway towards resources.
The commercials feature Leon County School's students.
Knowing Signals Campaign
Mental and Behavioral Health Support Services
The School District of Leon County keeps the safety of students at the forefront by providing behavioral and emotional supports for students and families to ensure success.
Our mental health initiatives consist of a continuum of supports for student mental health wellness within the Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model. School-based mental health service providers, teachers, support staff, parents and community-based mental health professionals collaborate to develop plans and identify strategies and interventions to support student needs.
In addition, school and district staff participate in ongoing training in youth mental health to recognize, understand, and provide initial support to students who are in distress or who may be developing a mental health or substance use disorder and help connect them to the appropriate care.
Mental Health Resources
Free Teacher Training Resource
Suicide Prevention and Support
School Support and Student Services
Things Parents can do When Concerned About Mental Health
How to Support a Friend or Relative with Their Mental Health
Substance Abuse Resources
More Video Resources