WINK News Special – Mental health: your mind matters

A once taboo subject is now emerging from the shadows. From depression, anxiety, stress and more.

The hour-long special WINK News aims to help you break the stigma and empower you to take charge of your life.

Click HERE for links to our mental health stories related to this special and find the resources below.

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Mental Health Resources in Southwest Florida

If you are struggling or you know a loved one who is struggling, there is help and you are not alone. Free and immediate assistance is available 24/7. Below is a list of important resources:

In an emergency

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, dial 911. It is important to advise the operator that this is a psychiatric emergency and to ask for an agent trained in crisis intervention or trained to help people. living in a psychiatric emergency.


National Hotline for Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, whether they are considering suicide or not, please call the Lifeline toll-free number at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24 hours a day. and 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741

Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free 24/7 crisis assistance via SMS.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Trained expert lawyers are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area who offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available on the online helpline. Free help, 24/7.


Below are mental health resources available to Southwest Floridians nationally and locally.

David Lawrence Center (Collier County)
(239) 455-8500
davidlawrencecenter.org

SalusCare (Lee County)
(239)275-4242
saluscareflorida.org

(NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness, Collier County
namicollier.org

(NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry Counties
namilee.org

The National Alliance for Caregiving offers a free manual
Circle of Care: A Guide for Mental Health Caregivers

Collier County Mental Health Court
ca.cjis20.org/home/collier

Lee County Mental Health Court
ca.cjis20.org/home/lee

Alliance of support for depression and bipolar
convio.net

Local Support Groups: Anxiety and Depression Association of America
adaa.org

US Department of Health and Human Services (Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Assistance)
hhs.gov

Local Resource for Veterans: Home Base SWFL
homebase.org

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