Mental Health Services

In addition to health risks and economic hardship, COVID-19 has produced significant mental and emotional strain for many South Florida residents. In response, a number of organizations, community groups, and hotlines are providing mental health services across Miami-Dade County.


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Better Help

Better Help provides online counseling that is confidential, private, & convenient.

Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida

The Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida is currently offering free support groups during the COVID-19 crisis, including sessions for healthcare professionals, couples, young adults, and new mothers. To register for one of these groups, email 

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

Florida Blue

Florida Blue has set up a toll-free, bilingual helpline that connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors who can assist anyone experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma and grief due to COVID-19.

Call 833-848-1762 at any time to connect with a behavioral health counselor

Florida Health

Florida Health has compiled a list of resources to help individuals and families combat mental health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Headspace is offering access to free meditations, sleep and movement exercises through its COVID-19 Weathering the Storm collection.

Mental Health America

To aid individuals and communities during the current health crisis, Mental Health America has compiled a range of mental and emotional health resources and information.

NAMI Miami-Dade

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Miami-Dade County offers free peer and family support groups online and by phone, in English and Spanish. 

  • Visit NAMI Miami-Dade’s calendar of events and meetings to find the best support group for you
  • NAMI Miami-Dade’s helplines remain open. Call to receive mental health resources 305-665-2540 for English, 786-308-9680 for Spanish and 786-775-1980 for Creole.

Radical Xchange Charitable Gifts for Black Mental Health Relief

Radical Xchange and Another Round Another Rally have partnered together to provide Mental health grant assistance to Black hospitality workers in need.

Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. In response to COVID-19, The Steve Fund has launched Community Conversations, a free webinar series that provides resources and support to students, families, college faculty, and mental health providers.

  • View previous Community Conversations webinars here.
  • If you are a young person of color feeling stressed or overwhelmed, text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a list of resources to help support emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. Call 1-800-273-8255 to connect in English and 1-888-628-9452 to connect in Spanish.


Talkspace hosts free, licensed therapist-led Facebook support groups where anyone can seek guidance and receive tips and resources about their mental health as it relates to the coronavirus outbreak.

TAO Connect

To help those struggling with worry and anxiety, TAO Connect is providing free mindfulness exercises to those in need during the global health crisis.

  • These videos are also available in French.
  • They are also offering a free 14-day trial of their self-help program, Tools of TAO.

Thriving Mind

Thriving Mind works to ensure that those affected by mental illness and substance use disorders in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties can access effective and compassionate services that lead to recovery.

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides mental health assistance, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people under 25.

If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

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