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BRAVE helps to break down the stigmas associated with seeking assistance for mental health, eliminate barriers to receiving support and ensure that families have access to the services they need to thrive. We understand that this can be a stressful and confusing time, but we are here to support your family. Our goal is to provide you with helpful information for a seamless resource navigation process.

If you or your child need support with mental health resources, connect with us here.

Parent and Guardian Experience:

“BRAVE has been very helpful to me and getting services for my son. I am thankful for you guys.”

“I honestly don’t know what we would have done without the BRAVE program. I had tried calling several providers and was told there was a month's long wait. Our pediatrician referred me to the BRAVE program, and they were in touch within 24 hours. They were able to get my son an appointment with a counselor within weeks (so much better than the months-long waitlists we were put on). He loves his counseling sessions, and his anxiety is so much better. His emotional outbursts are getting better and our whole family has benefited. Thank you!”

“The counselor that she is working with has been so amazing. The communication has been ongoing and she calls to get our opinions on things before she reacts or does anything. She has been very open with how A. is and what she needs help with. Thankful that BRAVE found this counselor.”


  • 5,000+ Youth Served in the Community
  • 10,000+ Behavioral Health Appointments Attended
  • 530% increase of youth mental health appointments
  • 94% Satisfaction Rating on Mental Health Services Provided through the BRAVE Program

Immediate Support

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat

If you or someone you know is experiencing an urgent mental or behavioral health crisis, visit the UF Health Behavioral Health Resource Center.

The Crisis Text Line gives you 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors that can give you tools to help manage everyday concerns – anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, relationship issues – there is nothing too big or small to discuss.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

BRAVE Impact on the Community
  • 1,000+

    Youth served through the BRAVE program

  • 163%

    Increase of youth engaged with a behavioral health provider

  • 3,000+

    Of behavioral health appointments attended