Tampa Bay Thrives is a new nonprofit that will assist those struggling with mental health and substance use issues by helping to close gaps in the existing system.
Tampa Bay Thrives is a pilot project that will provide navigation to the right counselors, access to virtual short-term counseling for those that are unable to get in to see a local provider, and awareness that there is no shame in seeking treatment.
The effort is set to begin this summer with a community pilot program in Hillsborough County, with plans to expand in 2022 into Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties.
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Trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, thoughts of suicide and other mental issues have for years been steadily on the rise – all of which have been exponentially compounded by the coronavirus crisis.
Trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, thoughts of suicide and other related issues have for years been steadily on the rise, in large part because more than half of those struggling never receive services and care, according to a 2017 study by Mental Health America. Since...
The pandemic is taking a tremendous toll on our mental health and well-being in Tampa Bay area and around the country. Nationally, anxiety and depression rates have risen sharply. Over the summer, a whopping 40 percent of U.S. adults reported struggling with behavioral health challenges, including both mental and substance use disorders.
Tampa Bay thrives is seeking responses from nonprofit organizations who are interested in serving as the navigation partner, to enable 24/7 immediate navigation to local behavioral health supports.