Other Support Groups:
AbilityFirst (formerly the Center for Independent Living of North Florida) provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities reach their full potential. They offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs. Ability First is located at 1823 Buford Court in Tallahassee. Phone: 850.575.9621. Visit their website at http://ability1st.info
Recovery Support Group for Indivuals with a Mental Illness
Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Ability First
Call 850.575.9621 ext. 119 or 121 for more information
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Tallahassee Chapter. Meets every Monday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Tallahassee Behavioral Center at 1616 Physicians Dr. Lift the phone by the door and tell them you are here for the DBSA meeting and they will buzz you in. Take the elevator to the 1st floor and the meeting is in the cafeteria.
1st Monday - Rap Group. If have enough people under 30 we then break off for those under 30 and those 30 and above.
2nd Monday - Tools for Recovery, a peer-to-peer educational night
3rd Monday - Rap Group. Two groups - one for family, friends, caregivers and the other for consumers (those with mental illness).
4th Monday - Speaker night. We try to have speakers whenever possible, if not then a rap group.
5th Monday - Fun night. Socializing/get to know you night.
Call (850) 553-5176 (voice mail only). Link here to access the DBSA chapter locator.
Florida State University, Psychology Clinic. The FSU Psychology Clinic offers affordable outpatient mental health services while providing experience for graduate students in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. The Clinic provides confidential and personalized services that are sensitive to issues of diversity. The clinic specializes in therapies that are supported by research (empirically-supported therapies). The FSU Psychology Clinic works on a sliding fee scale based on your or your family's income and number of family members supported by that income. A complete listing of services, hourly and group therapy rates are listed on the university website linked here. The clinic is located at 1107 West Call Street in Tallahassee - phone 850.644. 3006.
Big Bend Mental Health Coalition. Whose mission is to unite individuals, families and professionals into a coalition to advance mental health recovery in our community. Monthly Big Bend Mental Health Coalition meetings are held on the second Monday of the month in Meeting Room A of the Leon County Public Library, located at 200 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on topics and agendas. The BBMH Coalition also maintains a Facebook presence as linked here.
Link here to access Mental Health Resources in Leon County, an online database maintained by the Florida State University College of Medicine's Department of Behavorial Sciences and Social Medicine.
The Apalachee Center, Inc., 2634 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL, provides comprehensive mental health services for Leon and surrounding counties. Call 850.523.3303 for 24 hour evaluation and admissions, or toll free at 800.226.2931 for emergencies outside of Leon County. All ages are served. A sliding scale fee is available for persons without insurance. For a comprehensive listing of the Center's inpatient, outpatient and residential services link to the "Services" navigation area at www.apalacheecenter.org.
Disc Village, 3333 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida offers mental health, alcohol and drug abuse services both outpatient and residential. Call 850-575-4388 or link to their website at: http://www.discvillage.com/
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital - The Emergency Department 24-hour administrative number is 850.431.0911. The 24-hour phone directly to the TMH Behavioral Health Center is 850.431-5100. Link to the website for the Behavioral Health Center here.
Court Mental Health Coordinator for the 2nd Judicial Circuit (Leon and surrounding counties) is Kendra A. Brown - 850.577.4438.
Magellan Behavioral Health of Florida is a resource for members, their families, friends and providers associated with the Medicaid Prepaid Mental Health Plans in the Big Bend area, as well as Florida WellCare Medicaid and those accessing information about behavioral health services for children enrolled in the Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan. http://www.MagellanofFlorida.com
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Florida, the state NAMI Office is located in office space at 3333 West Pensacola Street. Phone 850.671.4445 during normal business hours or visit www.NAMIFL.org. The National web site, www.NAMI.org, is an excellent resource.