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Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

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Resources on your campus:

St. Thomas University

16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054

A message from St. Thomas University

Please contact the Director of Student Health, Maria Bedoya, Licensed Mental Health Counselor to schedule an appointment with a therapist on campus. Location: O'Malia Hall rooms 103-105. For emergency, please contact public safety at 305-628-6500

St. Thomas University Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness is available to all St. Thomas University free of charge. Our mission is to assist you to function more effectively and support your professional, emotional and educational growth, allowing development of life long planning skills and wellness while at St. Thomas Universty.

We take very seriously a student’s personal growth, their right to privacy, and their ability to overcome challenges. We work hard to provide you with a safe, respectful and supportive environment.

Students can receive a range of services. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling. We also sponsor programs throughout the year bringing you the latest information on topics such as: anxiety, stress, time management, relationships, health and wellness.

St. Thomas University Emergency Contact Information

Students wishing to make an appointment to see a counselor may contact
the Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Maria Bedoya at 305-628-6695 or

For all other inquiries, you may reach the Director of Student Health via email at

For Immediate assistance please call 911
For assistance with suicidal prevention call at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
text “START” to 741-741.
For STU Campus Safety call 305-628-6500

Confidentiality Statement

Jessie Trice Community Health Clinic

Registered Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner available to provide the following services:

Emergency first aid
Nutrition counseling
Screenings (HIV, vision, breast exams)
Chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure)
Medication prescriptions
Referrals (as needed)

Jessie Trice Community Health Centers, Inc.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 305-628-6691
Address: 16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens , Florida

Miami Gardens Victim Advocates

Contact Victim Advocates
• Karen Brent (305) 474-1490
• Edyleidy Mirabal-Urra (305) 474-1674

Phone: 305-474-6473
Address: 18611 nw 27th avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

Public Safety-Campus Security

The Department of Public Safety at St. Thomas University is responsible for providing physical security on campus. G4S Secure Solutions personnel patrol the campus in order to provide security to all campus personnel. The Department of Public Safety is also responsible for enforcing campus traffic and parking regulations, registering vehicles, enforcing all campus policies and procedures, and most importantly, providing immediate emergency assistance as required. All Public Safety Officers are radio equipped and centrally dispatched.

St. Thomas University’s commitment to improve and maintain the highest level of campus safety has resulted in a closer relationship between the Wackenhut Corporation and the Miami Dade Police Department.

Phone: 305-628-6500
Address: , Florida 33054

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center

The Center, which has a 24-hour hotline and whose services are free, provides crisis intervention; information and referrals to medical, counseling, and legal resources; prevention education; and individual and group therapy.

Phone: (305) 585-5185
Address: 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida

Additional Resources