If you are a loved one are experiencing a crisis due to a mental illness, please call 9-1-1 and request a C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team) trained officer. C.I.T. officers have received training about mental illnesses, the local service delivery system and effective ways to de-escalate a person experiencing a crisis due to a mental illness.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness (800)950-NAMI is a grassroots, non-profit agency that helps people with mental health issues by offering help finding providers, crisis care and counseling. NAMI also offers various community support groups to help family members and people living with mental illnesses.
NAMI Charlotte County
NAMI Collier County
NAMI Lee County
Charlotte Behavioral Health Care
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
941-575-0222 24/7 Crisis Line
Voluntary and involuntary (Baker Act) admissions to residents of Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
David Lawrence Center
6075 Bathey Lane.
Naples, FL 34116
239-455-8500 Crisis Line
Crisis Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the emergency mental health and substance abuse needs of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. The David Lawrence Center is the Baker Act Receiving Facility for Collier County. www.davidlawrencecenter.org
Lee Mental Health, Inc.
Vista and the Ruth Cooper Center
239-275-4242 Crisis Line
24-hour assessments of adults and children for emergency psychiatric symptoms. Baker Act and juvenile Marchman Act Receiving Facility for involuntary assessment. www.leewgcumentalhealth.org
Riverside Behavioral Center
733 East Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
Riverside Behavioral Center is a private psychiatric receiving facility and chemical dependency hospital located on the campus of Charlotte Regional Medical Center. http://www.charlotteregional.com/default.aspx
Senior Behavioral Center at Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Avenue
Ft. Myers, Fla., 33901
The Senior Behavioral Center at Lee Memorial Hospital offers a 15-bed Inpatient Treatment Facility and an Intensive Outpatient Program. Referrals to the Programs are accepted 24 hours a day and may come directly from patients, family, family members, physicians or other care givers.
Other Community Resources:
C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness in
Recognizing & Educating on Suicide)
To educate and support the members of the community on suicide prevention.
HOPE Clubhouse is a community of people who are working toward a common goal of supporting persons living with the effects of mental illness. The clubhouse offers a healing and mentoring environment for persons who have had their lives drastically disrupted with mental illness and need the support of others who believe that recovery is possible.
Call Lines for immediate assistance:
National Hopeline Network
American Psychological Association
Public Education Line 1-800-964-2000
Live operators available to help you 24/7 refer you to local APA board certified psychologists.
American Psychiatric Association
1-888-35-PSYCH (1-888-357-7924)Live operators available 24/7 to refer you to local APA board certified psychiatrists.
1-800-843-7274 Live counselors 9 AM — 5 PM refer you to various mental health professionals near you.
Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
1-800-789-2647 or 1-877-495-0009
Live operators available 8:30 AM — 5 PM EST to refer you to public mental health clinics near you.
If 911 is called, ask for a C.I.T. trained officer.