If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

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

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Chat now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • 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
    988, press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

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

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

University of Florida

3190 Radio Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2662
(352) 392-1575

University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center

At the Counseling and Wellness Center we believe that the college years are a time for change, growth, inquiry, and development. We strive to help students learn the skills to cope with the stresses of change and growth so they are better able to learn and thrive after their time as a student is over.

Our services include short-term individual, group, and couples’ therapy as well as consultation, crisis services, outreach, referrals, self-care, and more.

Our interdisciplinary staff is here to support our students finish their educational programs successfully and achieve their personal wellness goals along the way.

Our primary commitment is to ensure that each student gets connected with best-fitting campus or community resources to meet their existing needs.

(352) 392-1575

University of Florida Emergency Contact Information

If an emergency should arise during the CWC’s regular business hours, please call (352) 392-1575

After Regular business hours (evenings and weekends), please call one of the following:
Alachua County Crisis Center (352) 264-6789
University Police Department (352) 392-1111
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Shands (352) 265-0943

Confidentiality Statement

Additional Resources