Mental Health Services

A number of organizations, community groups, and hotlines are providing mental health services throughout South Florida. We've also listed a number of national resources that are available. Costs and requirements vary by program.


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Local Resources:

Be Strong International

Be Strong On The Block (BSOTB) is an intensive care coordination program that provides comprehensive and individualized supports for children, youth, and families residing in high-need communities in south Miami-Dade (Goulds and Richmond Heights). BSTOB is designed to counterbalance characteristics associated with family dysfunction and help participants move from brokenness to wholeness.

Children's Bereavement Center

Free virtual grief support groups are available for children, teens, and adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Adult support groups are available in both English and Spanish and soon in Creole as well.

Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida

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

Florida Health

Florida Health has compiled a list of resources to help individuals and families combat mental health. 

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.

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.

Additional Resources:

Better Help

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

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and their families about cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.

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.


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.

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. The Steve Fund 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. 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.

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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