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Mental Health & Emotional Support Resources

Post Date:06/09/2020 10:13 AM

Mental health is so important, especially now. If you are feeling stressed, alone, or in need of emotional support, crisis- or emotional-support services and call lines are here to help. 

CRISIS HOTLINES

The following crisis hotlines provide free, confidential support:

COUNSELING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

mental health, self care, emotional support, crisis, hotline, suicideDirections for Living is offering no-cost, 30-minute virtual counseling sessions for first responders, including healthcare workers, EMS staff, law enforcement officers, firefighters and mental health personnel. To schedule an appointment, call (727) 385-3394.

PEMHS PINELLAS MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM (MCRT)

PEMHS’s Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) is providing crisis intervention services for Pinellas County residents of all ages: http://pemhs.org/mobile-crisis-response-team-mcrt/. Their mobile team is available 24/7 on demand and consists of licensed behavioral health therapists and psychiatrists who are available to assist via telehealth or in person while practicing social distancing. A team can be dispatched to the location of the crisis with a target response time of 60 minutes from the time of the call. Call (727) 362-4424 to reach the MCRT.

Services include:

  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Development of safety or crisis plans
  • Providing or facilitating stabilization services
  • Supportive crisis counseling
  • Education: development of coping skills
  • Linkage to appropriate resources
  • Telehealth services for psychiatric care as available through partnering agencies
  • Peer Support Services: involve a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with behavioral health conditions.
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