In this Wellness Talk, Dr. Joseph Munson joins us to discuss suicide prevention, warning signs and the resources available for those who may need help.
Munson is a licensed mental health counselor and serves as UF Health’s director of clinical services at Shands Psychiatric Hospital. He serves as a member of the senior leadership team overseeing services provided by case management, counseling, occupational therapy and recreational therapy. Munson has more than 20 years’ experience specializing in areas including crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and inpatient treatment.
- Are you in crisis? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help, or text TALK to 741741.
- English – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Spanish – 1-888-628-9454
- Deaf/hearing impaired – 1-800-799-4889
- Alachua County Crisis Center offers 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling to all residents of Alachua County.
- Phone: 352-264-6789
- UF Employee Assistance Program, for UF employees and their families seeking to talk to someone 24/7 and for referrals to local and/or online counseling, legal and financial advice, and worklife solutions.
- Mental Health Services Access Line, for assistance identifying area providers to meet your specific needs.
- UF Health Employee Assistance Program, for Shands employees and their families seeking confidential, professional counseling and referral services.
- UF students in need of a consultation may reach out to the Counseling and Wellness Center by calling 352-392-1575.
- The CWC Education and Training website also offers suicide prevention and educational resources.
- UF Health Psychiatry Hospital provides a variety of inpatient treatments for individuals dealing with alcohol or substance abuse, mental health disorders and more.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Gainesville has a confidential helpline, 352-335-7770, as well as family support groups and community resources in the area.
- Mental Health First Aid Training is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Suicide Prevention Day Resources. The following resources promote understanding and awareness of suicide and
the mental health issues surrounding it.
- Practical Mental Health Resources – These articles offer simple ways you can maintain and improve your mental health, even in stressful times.
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