What to Do in Mental Health Crisis
If your child is experiencing a behavioral health crisis
Remember the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- It is like 911, but it’s 988.
- If you or a loved one are in emotional distress, dial 988 to talk to a crisis counselor.
- A crisis counselor is available to talk 24/7, at any time, day or night.
Call our 24-Hour Behavioral Health Crisis Line at 1-866-799-5321 (TTY 1-800-955-8770)
We are here 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Resources available on our crisis line include:
- How to help a friend
- Information on Suicide National Prevention Helplines
Contact your child's doctor
- If you are out of medication, please contact your doctor.
Need help finding a doctor?
- Use our Find a Provider Tool to locate a Behavioral Health Provider.
- We have local crisis providers throughout the state.
Call 911 in the event of any physical harm or imminent safety risk
More Mental Health Support
- The Florida Department of Children and Families offers a list of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Mobile Response Teams (PDF) that includes contact information.
- Find help from the Sunshine Health Community Resource Database.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- The Trevor Project (hotline for LGBT youth): 1-866-488-7386
- Chat is available 24/7: SuicidePreventionLifeline.org/chat
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860. Hotline for transgender people (volunteers and staff are transgender, as well.)
- Crisis Text Line: 741-741. Trained crisis counselor replies within minutes.
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1. VeteransCrisisLine.net
- National Crisis Text Line for the Deaf: Text HAND to 839863
After a Behavioral Health Crisis
It's important to regularly care for mental health long after a crisis has passed.