Well over half a million (660,000) Broward County residents suffer from severe mental illness. 24.8% of these individuals will never receive the mental health care they actually seek, typically due to high costs. Three million Florida residents live with a mental health condition, which is six-times the population of Miami.
Here are three completely free and confidential resources that any Fort Lauderdale resident can and should utilize. Professionally trained mental health specialists are standing by. Call today and explore your options.
The Mental Health Hotline
The Mental Health Hotline (MHH) offers free, confidential, around-the-clock assistance with any mental health issue whatsoever. Call 866-903-3787 anytime to reach a trained professional who can offer guidance, counseling, and more resources if need be. Give us a call now, or feel free to browse our website, which is loaded with helpful information and external links.
Residents of Florida can dial 988 anytime to reach a mental health counselor. The call is free and confidential. It’s part of a nationwide initiative, and you can read more about Florida’s part in this crisis hotline by clicking here.
NAMI Broward County (Fort Lauderdale)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is one of the largest resources for free assistance with mental health issues in the US. Call 800-950-6264 anytime to reach a crisis counselor, or text “NAMI” to 741741. Broward County has its own NAMI hub – visit the website by clicking here.
Florida Mental Health Resources
Find more resources and information on mental health services available in the state, including hotlines, support groups, and treatment centers. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, please visit this page for more information.