Below are some community resources for the Palm Beach and Broward County areas that you may find helpful if you are in crisis, or in need of information for any services or resources in your local area. Additionally, most counties in the state of Florida can access resource or crisis information by dialing 2-1-1 from their phone in their local counties.
1) Suicide Prevention: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line
1-800-273-TALK / 1-800-273-8255, or visit their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
If you or anyone you know may be experiencing a crisis, or considering self-harm or suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline to speak to a trained crisis counselor. The call is confidential and free.
If you’re more comfortable with Texting, you can also speak to a trained volunteer 24/7 via the Crisis Text Line by texting “TALK” (or any word) to 741741 from your cell phone.
2) The Trevor Project: A Resource and Suicide Prevention Hotline for LGBTQ Youth
1-866-488-7386, or visit their website at www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project provides crisis and suicide prevention counseling to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-24.
3) 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: Serving Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties
1-866-882-2991, or any individuals or families living in the above listed counties, can simply dial 2-1-1 to speak with a highly trained resource specialist. You may also visit their website at www.211palmbeach.org.
2-1-1 is a helpline and crisisline and is a service of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, providing suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages. Calls to 211 HelpLine are Free, Confidential, and 24/7!
4) 211 Broward: First Call for Help:
Callers located in Broward county can simply dial 2-1-1 from their phone, or 954-537-0211. TTY users can call 954-390-0492. You may also visit their website at www.211-broward.org.
2-1-1 Broward offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for residents of Broward county. Additionally, they also offer resources for those with special needs, those in need of financial assistance, disaster related services, and the homeless. Calls are Free, Confidential, and available 24/7.