Updated: Oct 22, 2021
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Florida Mental Health Act:
ARNPs can initiate/certify Baker Acts if they qualify for Autonomous practice in the state of Florida OR are Psych/Mental Health ARNP.
Link to Autonomous Practice Act for NPs here: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0464/Sections/0464.0123.html
Nurse Practitioners who do not meet the above criteria and believe their patient is at risk for harming themselves or others: Please contact the local police department who will transport the patient to the hospital or Baker Act receiving facility.
Find more information here: Lee county sheriff’s office - Mental health FAQs Lee county sheriff - https://www.leeclerk.org/i-want-to/ask/frequently-asked-questions/guardianship-mental-health
National Alliance on Mental Illness Florida Resources:
Find them here: https://namiflorida.org/crisis-info/
NAMI Information Line - (800) 950-NAMI
The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST. Business callers, including those seeking particular NAMI staff members, should call 1 (703)524-7600.
Florida Mobile Response Teams for Mental Health Crisis
Mobile Response Teams provide on-demand crisis intervention services in any setting in which a behavioral health crisis is occurring, including homes, schools and emergency departments.
Mobile response services are available 24/7 by a team of professionals and paraprofessionals, who are trained in crisis intervention skills to ensure timely access to supports and services. In addition to helping resolve the crisis, teams work with the individual and their families to identify and develop strategies for effectively dealing with potential future crises.
LEE COUNTY 844-395-4432