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  • Call or text 988 if you are having a mental health crisis. You will speak directly with a trained mental health crisis counselor. 

  • NAMI-Pinellas: NAMI offers many programs and support groups for individuals and family members that affected by mental illness. All their services are free of charge. 

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: AFSP  Offers many healing resources, financial guide and a reading list for individuals who have lost someone to suicide. 

  • Empath Health: Offers grief counseling and support groups locally in Pinellas County. The grief counseling sessions are $20 an hour. 

  • The Compassionate Friend (TCF): This group provides support to family members who have lost a child. They have a local support group and many free resources online. 

  • Surviving a Suicide Loss Support Group: This group is held at the Dunedin Community Center on the third Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Contact Dawn Handley at for more information. There is also a group held in Pinellas Park. 

  • Eating Disorders:  Alexa Buford is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Her office is in St. Petersburg. Contact information is, website is and phone number is 727-418-5476.

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