Mental Health Resources

Why do we have a resource page?

Part of our mission is to help build a mental health-friendly community by improving access to resources for mental health services, teaching, and research. On this page, you find links to many resources locally and from national organizations, and we’re adding more all the time. If you know of a resource that should be included here, please contact us!

UF Health - Mental Health Resources Students and Faculty

UF students are able to access the ever growing list of mental health resources provided by the University. For UF Staff/Faculty looking for a crisis hotline call: (352) 392 - 5787 or 1-833-306-0103
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Meridian Behavioral Health - Mental Health Resources

Meridian Behavioral Health has collected a long list of Mental Health Resources on various topics.
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United Healthcare - Behavioral Health Resources

United Healthcare has a reference of resources to help primary care providers screen patients for depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and alcohol/substance misuse.
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NAMI Mental Health - Gainesville Chapter

"The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness"
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Santa Fe College Mental Health Resources

Santa Fe students are able to use this collection of resources for all mental health needs.
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Free Virtual Support Meetings - AA and NA

Students join 12-step AA/NA meetings that are hosted weekly by a person in recovery. Also provides a hotline that can help, rehab options, and additional substance abuse helpline numbers.
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Narcotics Anonymous - Gainesville/Alachua Area

“N.A. is a Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.”
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Florida Blue - Support Resources

Free Bilingual 24/7 Emotional Support Helpline from Florida Blue and 24-hour, free emotional support helpline for all Floridians in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health. Any Floridian
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
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Alachua County Sexual Assault Helpline

Call: 352-264-6760 or 1-866-252-5439 (toll-free) Follow the link for the Alachua County Crisis Center
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National de Prevention del Suicidio (en Espanol)

Call: 1-888-628-9454
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National Suicide Hotline

Call: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Click the button to go to I am Alive for free and confidential Suicide help.
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More Topic Focused Resources


Several good source for Anxiety counseling that the University of Florida outlined including SilverCloud Self-Guided Programs, Mental Health Questions? Ask It!, How to Combat Test Anxiety and Feel Better During Tests, and Mindfulness Resources.


One good source for Anger counseling that the University of Florida outlined is CWC Talks: The College Mental Health Podcast. “CWC Talks is a podcast devoted to honest conversations about mental health and wellness, in college and beyond. Episodes feature a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate and graduate students, from racism to panic attacks to finding joy.”


One good source for Covid-19 counseling or support that the University of Florida outlined is Covid-19 and Your Mental Health that highlights several different resources including, National and local covid-19 resource guide, For students on-campus and in Gainesville Resources, Finding a therapist in your home community, and what to do in a crisis or emergency. 

Recommended Podcasts for Mental Health Discussion:

Some highly recommended podcasts include, The Nod, Therapy for Black Girls, Mental Illness Happy Hour, The Happiness Lab, etc. More options can be found by clicking the button below.