What to Do in Mental Health Crisis
If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis
Remember the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
It is like 911, but it’s 988. Dial 988 for confidential, free, 24/7/365 support from a trained counselor for mental health, substance use or suicidal crisis.
Use 988 for:
- Ongoing anxiety or depression
- Concerns about use of alcohol or drugs
- Thoughts of hurting yourself or others
You can call, text or chat 988 for help 24/7. It is free and confidential:
- Dial 988 to talk (Many languages)
- Text 988 for texting (English only)
- Chat by visiting SuicidePreventionLifeline.org/chat (English only)
You can also call our 24-hour Behavioral Health Crisis Line at 1-866-796-0530 (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 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.
- 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 your mental health long after a crisis has passed.