Free Mental Health Information and Referral Services
Our Mental Health Connections program provides free information and referral resources for individuals seeking mental health information and providers for themselves, family members or friends. The program maintains a database of nearly 3000 mental health, addiction treatment and community care providers, hospitals and treatment facilities, and consumer run organizations that deliver services in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard and Volusia counties poised and ready to assist. With the help of our volunteers, 2176 individuals were referred to mental health providers and resources in 2020-2021.
Request a Referral Today
To submit a referral inquiry for yourself, a friend or family member please click below. Once you have completed and submitted your form a referral resource will be provided within 24-48 business hours, as well as a follow-up after the connection has been initiated. If you are requesting to be contacted via email, please ensure you check your spam folders. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact our Connections Program Coordinator Brianna at BChan@mhacf.org or 407-898-0110 x104.
If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, please dial 911. If you are experiencing urgent thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) or text the Crisis Text Line (741741). Should you need more urgent resources, please contact us during business hours, if after business hours, please dial 211 or visit our Community Crisis Services page.
Very kind and helpful. They gave me a whole list based on who takes my insurance. I couldn’t begin to tell you how caring they are and they put doctor/therapist’s name, group name, phone, website, and all info so I had everything available to me.
Thank you all so much! You made it so easy!
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Mental Health Connections Specialist Internship
Mental Health Connections Specialists answer all incoming calls, complete referrals, and research our database of nearly 3,000 providers in the Central Florida area to find resources that best fit the consumer request. The Interns also provide resources to the callers, maintain databases, complete data entry, miscellaneous intern projects, community outreach, attend community events, and more.
We value individuals who possess strong communication skills and are detail-oriented, professional, passionate, and eager to learn. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and undergraduate degree-seeking. A background of interest in psychology is usually quite beneficial to the position. Strong candidates will have previous experience with professional communication skills, phone and email skills, taking messages, and working in an office environment.
No previous experience is mandatory.
**We require a commitment to the indicated dates below including attendance at the training date and at least 20 hours per week.**
The next semester will run from May 31st, 2022 and will end November 18th, 2022. The training for this semester will be on Friday, May 27th, 2022. You must be able to commit to 12 hours a week during this time frame. You will be required to shadow for 8 hours beforehand. Please be able to meet all these needs before applying.
If you would like to apply for this internship, please email Alexei-Ann at AGerman@mhacf.org starting in March of 2022 with a copy of your resume and your availability for the semester. The subject of the email should read “Mental Health Connections Applicant”.
**Applications for the May 2022 semester will not be accepted after May 10th, 2022*
MHACF Membership Partners
Interested in becoming an MHACF Membership Partner?
Click the button below or contact Jennifer at JHelriggle@mhacf.org or (407) 898-0110, ext. 102 to learn more.