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Crisis Services - Baker Act

Resources for Individuals and Families

The crisis care continuum consists of someone to talk to, someone to respond, and somewhere to go.

Someone to Talk To: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Below highlights the difference between services offered by 988, 911, and 211.

What are 988*, 911, & 211?

988: Suicide and mental health crisis care

911: Dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police

211: Information and referrals regarding health and social services resources


* Formerly 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

To learn more about suicide and suicide prevention activities in Florida visit:
www.MyFLFamilies.com/suicide-prevention

Someone to Respond: Mobile Response Teams

FL state map Mobile Response Teams

Mobile Response Teams (MRTs) are available throughout Florida and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1. MRTs target youth and people under 25, and are trained to help respond during a behavioral health crisis. MRTs provide an array of crisis intervention services including screening, assessment, and linkage to community-based providers, safety or crisis plan development, and connection to appropriate levels of care. The specific team for your area can be found by clicking the image on the right or by visiting: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/samh/docs/maps/MRT.pdf

Somewhere to Go: Baker Act Receiving Facilities

Baker Act receiving facilities are Crisis Stabilization Units and hospitals that are designated by the Department of Children and Families to provide emergency mental health treatment. If you are looking for services or confirming if a provider is a Baker Act receiving facility, please use the following links: