FBHA HOLIDAY RESOURCE CENTER
The holiday season can be stressful, but this year could be worse as many navigate common seasonal affective disorder and holiday-related depressing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has already led so many Floridians to feel isolated and disconnected.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has pointed out that the “holiday blues” are different from mental illness, but that short terms mental health problems must be taken seriously.
Now more than ever, the Florida Behavioral Health Association’s 60 plus member providers are one of the best resources when it comes to taking care of mental health during these winter months. Most of our member providers have a free, mental health crisis hotline that is available 24/7. These lines are the gateway to the help and care that you or a loved one may need if feeling depressed or anxious.
Below are mental health resources for you to use and share during the holiday season.
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National Resources and Crisis Lines
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 for free Crisis Support in the US. Text HOME to 741741.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- NAMI’s Holiday Resource Page
- Healthy Holiday Tips from Mental Health First Aid
- National Council for Behavioral Health Winter Webinars
Florida Resources and Crisis Lines
- First Lady Casey DeSantis Hope for Healing Webpage
- Attorney General Ashley Moody Dose of Reality Webpage
- Statewide Mental Health CLEAR Access Line: 1-800-945-1355
- NAMI Florida Resource Page