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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.


Mental Health Resources


Wellness I Balance

Exercise and Stress

Time Management Tips

On Campus Resources



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.

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.



Jacksonville Community Resources

Resource Description

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.

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.


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.

Online Resources


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance   

Mental Health America

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Local Support/Advocacy Groups

Consumer Support Services, Inc. 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 

Mental Health America of Northeast Florida

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Jacksonville


Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment Providers:

Community Rehabilitation Center

Gateway Community Services


Northwest Behavioral Health Services

River Point Behavioral Health 

UF & Shands Jacksonville  


United Way-211 (also known as First Call)

(adopted from