Resources for Children's Mental Health

Children and adults who are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency should contact 911 or go to the closest emergency room. These hotlines may also provide immediate support.

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National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
SAMHSA's National Helpline for Kids' Minds Matter
SAMHSA’s
National helpline
1-800-662-4357
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The Center for Progress and
Excellence Mobile Crisis Unit:
1-844-395-4432
(Lee, Hendry, Glades,
Collier & Charlotte Counties)

Kids' Minds Matter Partners

You might not know where to turn for help, but Kids’ Minds Matter partners can help. They are prepared to advocate for parents and children when mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or trauma arise. You are not alone!

Kid-Focused Resources

Center for Child Stress & Health Florida State University College of Medicine

FSU College of Medicine Center for Child Stress & Health

239-658-3729
Located at the Immokalee Health Education Site, the Center for Child Stress & Health was established at the Florida State University College of Medicine to provide resources to families and health care providers related to the treatment and prevention of toxic stress during childhood. The mission of the Center for Child Stress & Health is to provide clinical resource for patients, families and providers that will provide primary, secondary and tertiary health prevention for children exposed to toxic stress, especially those in rural and minority and underserved communities in Florida.
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Valerie’s House

239-204-5804
With locations in Fort Myers, Naples, and Punta Gorda, Valerie’s House is a special place where children connect with one another and learn the tools to heal after they have experienced the death of someone they love. Valerie’s House programs also support parents and caregivers as they cope with the loss of a spouse or child. They provide group support programs at no cost.
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Hope Kids Care

239-482-4673
While known for children’s grief counseling, Hope Kids Care counselors also help children living with serious illness to cope with many complex emotions. They support their siblings too. Free of charge one-on-one sessions take place at home, school or at Hope.
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Andrew’s Anthem

(239) 645-2309
Andrew’s Anthem, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded to teach young people, ages 10-24, how to manage stress, practice self-compassion and connect with others in a healthy way. Its mission is to create a community of support, a space of non- judgement and connection and equip youth and young adults with the skills they need to navigate challenges in life. It offers programs that provide coping skills and resilience strategies; mainly focusing on creating community, mindfulness practices, creative expression, connection with nature and acts of service.
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Lee Health

239-343-6050
Lee Physician Group’s Pediatric Behavioral Health specializes in emotional, cognitive, and behavioral conditions affecting children and adolescents from ages 5 to 21. Accepts private insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Additional information about billing: https://www.leehealth.org/billing/insurance-help

Family-Focused Partners

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Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center

239-437-3007
The mission of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center is to provide educational, informational, and supportive resources for individuals and caregivers coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. Its Caregiver Support Groups allow caregivers to learn effective coping strategies, share their current challenges and successes with others who are facing similar situations, and create a safe space to release their feelings in a loving and understanding environment. All groups are facilitated by a Certified Dementia Support Group Facilitator.
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Hope Clubhouse

239-267-1777
Hope Clubhouse is a community of support for adults living with a mental illness which provides opportunities for paid employment and access to education, housing and wellness. The Clubhouse is a healing and mentoring environment for persons who have had their lives drastically disrupted by mental illness and need the support of others who believe that recovery is possible.
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Healthcare Network

239-658-3000
Healthcare Network uses an integrated care model, which allows patients to receive behavioral health services when they visit for adult, pediatric and women’s care services. Healthcare Network accepts most insurance and provides payment assistance in the form of a Sliding Fee Scale.
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Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

813-740-4811
CFBHN is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and a CARF International Accredited Services Management Network organization* contracting with community service organizations to provide a full array of publicly funded mental health and substance abuse services in the SunCoast counties of Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota. Services include acute care, residential treatment, housing, medical, outpatient, recovery support, and prevention. *CARF is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
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Hope Healthcare

239-482-4673
Professional counselors provide compassionate bereavement support at no charge to people of all ages in Southwest Florida. A variety of adult grief groups make for an inclusive and comfortable experience. Children’s grief counselors help children who are coping with complex emotions after loss. In gentle, often play-filled sessions, we personalize our therapy to reflect each child’s abilities and unique communication style. With our guidance, kids will be able to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in an age-appropriate way. Children ages 6-17 may also benefit from the special opportunities available at Rainbow Trails Camp.
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David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health

239-455-8500
David Lawrence Centers is a not-for-profit provider of behavioral health solutions that are focused on creating life-saving and life-changing wellness for adults and children. The center offers treatment to individuals suffering from mental health, psychological, emotional, and substance use challenges. David Lawrence Center accepts most major insurance plans. If you have insurance, but the Center is considered an out-of-network provider or our services are not covered on your plan, discounts may be available to you. Because insurance coverage and reimbursement for mental health and substance use treatment can be complex, we encourage you to let our skillful admission staff work with you and your insurance company directly to determine your eligibility. David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) serves all clients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, please call (239) 491-7602 or visit our Fees and Insurance page: https://davidlawrencecenter.org/get-help-now/fees-and-insurance/.
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Park Royal Behavioral Health Services

844-550-2704
An in-patient hospital for addiction and mental health disorders, Park Royal Hospital is a private free-standing 114-bed psychiatric hospital that provides life-changing care for adults 18 years and older and senior adults. Inpatient and outpatient treatment are provided for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses as well as co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Call for free insurance verification.
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Florida Gulf Coast University

239-745-4777
FGCU’s Community Counseling Center provides counseling and consulting services to Southwest Florida residents, filling a community need for greater access to mental and behavioral health services for individuals of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic status. The center can help improve lives affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and family functioning, career and life transitions, school performance, and parenting challenges. The fee is $25 an hour or whatever you make an hour – whichever is less. No insurance is accepted.
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SalusCare

239-275-4242
SalusCare is a Fort Myers, Florida based not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider incorporated in 2013 after the merger of Lee Mental Health Center and Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS). SalusCare has seven locations to serve you throughout Southwest Florida. Our fees are affordable and may be adjusted to the means of our patients based on household income. SalusCare accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Visa, MasterCard and some major health insurance providers. Please call us beforehand to verify that your insurance is accepted. SalusCare provides services for all regardless of disability or handicap. Accommodations will be provided upon request. All substance abuse programs and most mental health services are accredited by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

1-866-761-0518
For more than 70 years, Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers have been at the forefront of providing lifesaving, compassionate care and specialized services to help people from all walks of life find freedom from addiction. Beyond inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers the field’s most innovative recovery support services and resources including virtual and phone-based coaching, web tools, mobile apps, Hazelden Publishing self-help books and more. Hazelden Betty Ford’s drug and alcohol treatment services are in-network with most insurance carriers.
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