What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

 (www.mentalhealth.gov)

 

On Campus Resources


Resource

 

Description

Contact Information

Department of Health Promotion

Stress Management Tips

    Phone: 904-620-1570

    Location: Bldg. 61 Suite 1300

    Email: Dhplife@unf.edu

    Visit: https://www.unf.edu/healthpromotion/

Counseling Center  

The mission of the Counseling   Center is to enhance students’ total educational experience by providing a confidential and supportive environment where student concerns can be shared and explored. Center services assist students with their personal development and enhance their potential for academic success.

    Phone:904-620- 2602

    Location: Founders Hall, Bldg. 2

    Visit: https://www.unf.edu/counseling-center/

Interfaith Center

To engage the UNF campus around religious pluralism, support the religious and non-religious identities of students, and provide distinctive programs and services for students to voice values, engage with others, act together, and lead others to do likewise. The status.

 

    Phone: 904-620- 2837

    Location: Bldg. 2 Suite 2100 

    Email: interfaith@unf.edu

    Visit: https://www.unf.edu/interfaith-center/

 

Jacksonville Community Resources  


Resource  

Description Contact Information  

Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC)

Services provided: Comprehensive mental health services including emergency evaluation and crisis stabilization for children and adults, case management, social rehabilitation, medication management and other outpatient services for persons living in Duval County east of the St. Johns River including the beaches. MHRC also operates programs for the homeless (Quest/LINK) and two Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Teams.

    11820 Beach Blvd.

    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 642-9100

Mental Health Center of Jacksonville (MHCJ)

 

Services provided: Comprehensive mental health services including emergency evaluation and crisis stabilization for adults, case management, social rehabilitation, medication management and other outpatient services for persons living in Duval County west of the St. Johns River. MHCJ also provides jail-based diversion for persons under arrest and linkage to community-based services.

 

     3333 West 20th St.
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 695-9145

Northwest Behavioral Health Services

Services provided: Mental Health case management, supported housing, and outpatient counseling services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Please contact agency for specific information.

 

    2392 North Edgewood Ave.
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    (904) 781-7797 
    www.nwbh.org

River Regions Human Services

Services provided: Mental health case management, supported housing, and rehabilitative services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Please contact agency for specific information.


Also under the administration of River Region Human Services are two Peer staffed Drop-In Centers for persons with mental health or co-occurring substance use disorders.


Locations include: Springfield Center, 157 E. 8th St., (904) 359-2511 and the Riverhouse, 5930 Arlington Expressway (behind the Department of Children and Families), (904) 726-0026.

    3020 Warrington St.
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    (904) 899-6300 ext. 4200
    www.rrhs.org

 

 

Online Resources

National

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org/   

Mental Health America
http://www.nmha.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
http://www.nami.org/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
http://www.samhsa.gov/ 

Local Support/Advocacy Groups

Consumer Support Services, Inc.
http://www.mycssohio.org/ 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org/ 

Mental Health America of Northeast Florida
http://www.mhajax.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Jacksonville
http://jacksonville.nami.org/

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment Providers:

Community Rehabilitation Center
http://www.communityrehabcenter.org/index-2.html

Gateway Community Services
http://www.gatewaycommunity.com/

Northwest Behavioral Health Services
http://www.iwebcenters.com/nbhs2002

River Point Behavioral Health
http://www.riverpointbehavioral.com 

River Region Human Services
http://www.rrhs.org/ 

UF & Shands Jacksonville
www.jax.shands.org/hs/psychiatry

Local Information and Referral/Crisis Line:

United Way-211 (also known as First Call)
http://www.nefl211.org/

(adopted from www.coj.net