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Together, For a Better Tomorrow

Mental health services are a fundamental right for everyone in Tampa Bay. Join us in making this vision a reality.

Our Purpose

Tampa Bay Thrives is a coalition of community leaders committed to improving mental health and substance use disorder issues in our region. Our goal is to strengthen behavioral health outcomes by mobilizing communities, improving early intervention, and guiding access to professionals.

How We Help

Mental Health Support

Providing assistance and resources to help individuals cope with and manage their mental health concerns.


Conducting studies and investigations to better understand the causes, effects, and treatments of mental health disorders.


Promoting awareness, understanding, and policies that support and prioritize the mental health needs of individuals and communities.


Providing knowledge, skills, and resources to individuals and communities to help them understand and support their own and others’ mental health.

Our Why

Tampa Bay Thrives (TBT) was founded in 2019 in response to the reality that our region is facing significant mental health and substance use disorder issues. Over 30 community leaders came together to determine the best approach and the priorities for a regional effort to improve behavioral health.

1 in 5

In Tampa Bay and West Central Florida, 1 in 5 has a mental illness

1 in 14

1 in 14 has a substance use disorder


Florida ranks 46th in terms of access to behavioral healthcare

Support Your Community Today

By providing financial support, you are directly contributing to our ability to provide life-saving counseling services to the Tampa Bay Community.

A Note From Our CEO

“Our mental well-being touches all aspects of our lives, from our homes to our schools, workplaces and interpersonal relationships. We want people to know that there is help and there is hope. You are not alone.”

Carrie Zeisse

Join Our Mission


To support mental health programs, research, and advocacy efforts.


Join us in raising awareness and championing for mental health rights.


Provide your time and support to those affected by mental health conditions.

Our Impact

It’s what defines us, paving a path towards better mental health for Tampa Bay. Learn more about where we we are helping in your community.


Mental Health America (MHA) is committed to promoting mental health for all, including prevention, early intervention, integrated care, and recovery.

Our Programs

Tampa Bay Thrives program work is committed to advancing the three core focus areas outlined in our mission – Navigation, Access to Care, and Stigma Reduction.

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