Mental Health Resources

Crisis/Emergency counseling for UF community by phone:  24 hours a day, 7 days/week

UF Crisis & Emergency phone counseling for STUDENTS: (352) 392-1575

UF Crisis & Emergency phone counseling for FACULTY/RESIDENTS/POST DOCS/STAFF: (352) 392-5787 or 1-833-306-0103 (toll free)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); Or online chat:

National Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433); Or online chat:

Alachua County Crisis Center: 352-264-6789

Alachua County Sexual Assault Helpline:  Call 352-264-6760 or 1-866-252-5439 (toll-free)

Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio (en Espanol): 1-888-628-9454 (toll free)

Crisis Text Line: Anonymously text in for help during a crisis— Text HOME to 741741 – to connect

Free Bilingual 24/7 Emotional Support Helpline
Florida Blue launched a 24-hour, free emotional support helpline for all Floridians, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health. Any Floridian – even if uninsured or insured by another plan – can call 833-848-1762 for support in managing feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, or fear related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Counselors cannot provide information on COVID-19 testing or treatment.

Recovery First Treatment Center

Free Virtual Support Meetings allow students to join 12-step AA/NA meetings that are hosted weekly by a person in recovery. 

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Hotline Guide provides students with useful information on how calling an addiction hotline can help, rehab options at Recovery First and additional substance abuse helpline numbers.  

Helpful Links

Mental Health Resources For Kids

Downloadable Apps


Additional Resources

Guide to Substance Abuse and Mental Health In College

Anxiety Disorders

Mental Health for College Students

Alcoholism Treatment

Tips and Resources from Mental Health America

Mental health tips for social distancing

7 Crucial Research Findings to Help Deal With COVID-19

Tips for dealing with uncertainty

American Psychiatric Association COVID-19 Resources

American Psychological Association Pandemic Resources

Resilience in Challenging Times

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit

Self-Compassion and COVID-19For self-compassion guided activities

FACE COVID Video to Combat COVID-19 Anxiety