Task Forces

Mental Health

Focused on the mental health needs of first responders and healthcare workers.

Important Highlights

Mental Health First Aid
The Coalition has sponsored several Trainers in the area for MHFA. This training teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.
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April 30 - MAY 2, 2024, 8:00AM-5:00PM ET Virtual Through Zoom This course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups.
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Highlighted Speakers

Nicole Navega

First Responder Crew Care

Presentation on The Crew Care program implemented in Lee County for first responders.
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Samantha Selbach

Behavioral Health Asset Mapping

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Caylee Neisler

UCF Restores Training

Presentation on UCF clinical treatment services to first responders, veterans, active-duty military, survivors of military and civilian sexual assault, and community members experiencing PTSD and trauma-related concerns.
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June 13, 2024

Event Type: Zoom

June 18, 2024

Event Type: Zoom


This survey was created by the Mental Health Task Force of the SWFL Healthcare Coalition to help identify Mental Health resources and gaps related to first responders and healthcare professionals in Southwest Florida.

Minutes, Agendas & Documents
from Past mental health Events

Date: April 24, 2024

Mental Health First Aid Charlotte County DOH

Date: May 22, 2024

Mental Health First Aid Charlotte County DOH

Mental Health Resources

Resources from various local community and national sources.

Aging Advocate -Improving Care For Older Adults

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

First Responder Hope Line

Alzheimer’s Association

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Physician Support Line

Crisis Text Line

The Trevor Project

Become a Member

Benefits of joining the coalition:

  • Partner with community stakeholders throughout the region on community plans and exercises to prepare and meet your agency’s regulatory requirements.
  • Receive effective and timely updates and information from trusted public and private sources.
  • Collaborate and network to develop relationships to leverage resources, share best practices, and meet organizational goals.
  • Access to funding to support health and medical preparedness initiatives.

Members have the opportunity to participate in quarterly member meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts, learn about various initiatives the coalition is working towards, and learn about upcoming trainings and tabletops.