Free Mental Health Support
As hopeless as you may feel right now, please take suicide off the table. You arrived at this page because thankfully, you were willing to take one more step toward exploring better choices. With compassionate hearts and an established support program, our specially trained team is here to help you find solutions and begin building better tomorrows.
If you need help immediately, please call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Otherwise, please explore the benefits of the LINK to LIFE program and other ways we can help. You’ll find videos and stories about real people who have felt hopeless but found new paths forward. You can ease your pain and start healing today.
EMERGENCY SUPPORT (24/7)
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Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7)
Call or Text 988
GET THE FREE SUPPORT YOU NEED
LSF Health Systems is here to help anyone who is going through a difficult time and could benefit from free professional support, especially those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. How we assist you will look a little different depending on the resources available where you live, but rest assured we will provide help. For most of the 23 counties across Northeast and Central Florida we serve, simply call our 24/7 Access to Care hotline at 877-229-9098. One of our compassionate team members will listen to your needs and connect you with free resources right in your area. If you happen to live outside one of those counties, we will still find you the support you need. And if you live in Duval County, we’ll introduce you to our proven LINK to LIFE program.
GIVING DUVAL COUNTY ADULTS A LINK TO LIFE
Once you are in crisis, it can be difficult to see how things will ever improve. But you are not alone. The LINK to LIFE team is here to help guide you through this difficult time and ideally help you feel better in all areas of your life. If you are a Duval County resident who is at least 25 years old and have been considering suicide, you can be referred by a medical professional or simply refer yourself by calling 904-582-3252 and asking for the LINK to LIFE program.
Here’s how it works:
- You will be paired with a Care Coordinator who will visit you within 24-48 hours at your home or wherever you feel comfortable.
- At that first meeting, your Care Coordinator will listen to what is going on in your life, help you develop a safety plan, and connect you with any other services that might help.
- That same Care Coordinator will then follow up with phone calls or visits the next day, at one week, at two weeks, at three weeks, at 30 days, at 60 days, and at 90 days at a minimum – more if you need it. Together, you will explore your stressors and triggers, identify new ways to cope, and collaboratively create a longer-term plan to keep you safe and help you keep moving forward.
PROVIDING COMPASSIONATE HELP TO TEENS
Preteens and teenagers face an array of complex and changing pressures every day. Whether you’re struggling with academic, family, relationship, or social issues, or dealing with a past or present trauma, we can provide a safe space for you. When you are in the thick of things, it can seem there is only one way out, but we’ve helped hundreds of people like you begin to heal and find new options. Please call our 24/7 Access to Care Line at 877-229-9098 where you’ll talk to a caring person who will connect you with free, confidential resources right near you. We even have programs that utilize Certified Recovery Peer Specialists – people who once walked in your shoes, worked through their pain, then went through extensive training to help others. Tomorrow really can be different. Please take that first step by calling today.
BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY OF HEALING
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David felt hopeless. He had a history of very painful experiences weighing him down, including childhood sexual abuse, gang association, and conflicted relationships.. He had also been incarcerated before and had flashbacks from community violence he encountered, which often led to impulsive actions or angry outbursts. Despite trying active therapy for years, he continued to struggle, especially with the added stress of COVID-19 and feeling like he couldn’t provide for his family. He had already attempted suicide five times and he felt himself getting overwhelmed and actively planning suicide again. Fortunately, he connected with LINK to LIFE, and things began to change for the better. He was paired with one of the program’s Care Coordinators who helped him develop and utilize a safety plan. Over the course of 90 days, the two worked together to significantly reduce his stress, psychological pain, and feelings of hopelessness and take suicide off the table.
“They don’t have programs and places like this everywhere, this place really changed my life.”
Michelle was not only severely depressed, but also facing extreme anxiety. She had just broken up with her fiancé who was incarcerated for child pornography just weeks before their wedding. This already upsetting situation was intensified because she had been sexually assaulted as a child and had kept it to herself, never facing or resolving the experience. She found relief by working with LINK to LIFE care coordinator. The coordinator connected her with medication management support and engaged in a series of home visits where she helped Michelle talk about her past trauma. This not only helped Michelle heal, but in finally opening up to her mother and sisters, her sisters were also able to end the silence about their similar abuse and get help. After 60 days in the program, Michelle reported feeling significantly better, relocated from her ex-fiancé’s house and started a job she loves at a pediatric medical facility.
“The progress and strength she has shown for herself, and her family is admirable.”
-Suicide Prevention Team Care Coordinator
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The LINK to LIFE program is a Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC) program that’s funded by Lutheran Services of Florida and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It has become even more relevant and necessary with the enduring challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.