NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Meets every Thursday, 2:00-3:30pm, Learning Center-Matthew Room, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N Central Ave., Flagler Beach (The Learning Center is located between the Church and Fellowship Hall.)
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Beginning Tuesday, August 29, 2023, the support group will meet in-person and by Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/99512363623 The in-person meeting will be held at Flagler Hospital, 400 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, in a classroom on the 8th floor of the main hospital building. Enter the lobby and take the elevator to the 8th floor. When exiting the elevator, walk straight and then take a left to enter the Employee Classroom. (Please note: on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the support group will only meet by Zoom.)
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session education program for family, friends and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. NAMI Family-to-Family provides information about anxiety, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery.
Local classes held periodically.
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Social Security Disability Assistance
St. Johns County Behavioral Health Consortium is comprised of over 30 local, nonprofit agencies within Northeast Florida. The main focus of this consortium is to help increase access to behavioral health services for children, adults and families within St. Johns County.
Patients Not Prisoners is a nonprofit working with the community and first responders to create and capitalize on empathetic solutions to bridge the gaps of our current systems.
Here Tomorrow, A Mental Health Collaborative: 910 3rd St., Neptune Beach (Duval County), 904-372-9087, M-F 8:00am-8:00pm, Weekends/Holidays 10:00am-6:00pm)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Stay up to date through NAMI Now and NAMI E-News.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Click here to subscribe to NIMH resources.
NAMI Florida is the state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has its headquarters in Tallahassee, FL. There are 29 affiliates in communities across Florida providing education, advocacy, and support groups for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones. Each affiliate includes family members, friends, professionals, and consumers whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. Affiliates also help members access psychiatric services, treatment, benefits, medication, and housing.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Click here for the SAMHSA Newsroom.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities. Topics covered include Corrections, Courts, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Reentry, Substance Abuse, and Youth.
Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Stay informed by subscribing here.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. It is a free service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Click here for information for Patients and Families. Click here to learn how to participate in a clinical trial.
National Shattering Silence Coalition is a nonpartisan alliance of family members, individuals suffering from SMI (Serious Mental Illness), professionals in the trenches, and people who care who are uniting to ensure that mental illness, health, and criminal justice systems count those with SMI, SED (Severe Emotional Disturbance), and their families in all federal, state, and local policy reforms. We are voices for the 11.2 million adults and 7 million children living with and dying too young from serious mental illness.
Lighting the Way to Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Alternatives: A Manual for Individuals and Families is a document commissioned, funded and sponsored by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., and produced through funding provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Click here for related resources.
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
AHCA is Florida’s chief health policy and planning entity responsible for Florida’s Medicaid program, the licensure of Florida’s health care facilities, and the sharing of health care data. Florida Health Finder (part of AHCA’s network) offers health education and information to compare and locate health care providers in Florida. To access providers, search Florida Health Finder Facility/Provider Locator:
The FloridaHousingSearch.org website is a free place to list and find affordable housing in Florida. It was launched in June of 2006, and is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. The website was developed with support from a number of nonprofit and government organizations in Florida. The housing locator service allows people to locate available housing that best fits their individual and family needs. The service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center M-F, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST. Individuals can easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria with special mapping features and receive apartment listings that provide a multitude of important information about each unit. In addition, the site connects people to other housing resources through website links and provides helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information.
United Way 2-1-1 of Northeast Florida is a comprehensive information and referral call center and website.
2-1-1 Volusia Flagler/First Call For Help: United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties’ Information and Referral Service was created to give people in need of community services direction, support and a place to call when they don’t know where to turn. The service is free, and confidential. Certified Information & Referral Specialists are available by telephone 24/7, 365 days a year, locally from 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday, with afterhours coverage by 2-1-1 Brevard.