Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace Course

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

The following phone numbers and websites are being provided as a resource. However, this is not an exhaustive list. Please contact organizations in your area for additional help and information.

Crisis and Mental Health Help

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National HIV and AIDS Hotline: 800-232-4636
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Grad Crisis Line: 877-GRAD-HLP
  • National Mental Health Hotline: 866-903-3787
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988, or in the Tampa Bay area dial 211
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 988, then press 1 or text 838255

Children and Youth Crisis Help

  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • Youth Crisis Hotline: 800-448-4663

Addiction Help

  • Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline: 800-252-6465
  • Cocaine Helpline: 800-262-2463
  • Marijuana Anonymous: 800-766-6779
  • National Council on Problem Gambling: 800-GAMBLER
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous 800-477-8191
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 800-662-HELP

Family Support for Addiction

  • Families Anonymous: 800-736-9805
  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics: 888-554-2627


  • LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
  • The Trevor Project Hotline: 866-488-7386

Eating Disorders Help

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Eating Disorders Helpline: 888-375-7767

Crisis Resources

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

National Agencies and Organizations

Let’s work together to develop environments that encourage conversations about mental health and create a workplace culture that fosters wellness.

Tampa-area and USF-based Organizations

The following organizations are local to the Tampa Bay area or associated with the University of South Florida.

Workplace Resources

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average employed American spends more time working than any other activity, aside from sleeping. This makes the workplace an important space not only for addressing mental health, but also a space that is impacted by issues related to mental health, behavioral health, and addiction. The following links offer information specific to mental health and wellness in the workplace.

Assessment Tools

There are several tools are designed to help employers assess and evaluate workforce health and well-being programs.

Cost Calculators

These cost calculators are authoritative, easy-to-use tools providing business leaders with specific information about the cost of mental health issues and substance use in their workplace, based on size of employee base, industry, and state.

Storytelling Programs

Storytelling, or contact-based stigma reduction programs, involve individuals living with mental illness and/or addiction sharing their stories of their challenges with their illness, as well as their recovery journey and message of hope with community members. Research suggests that storytelling is one of the most effective forms of stigma change. Some evidence-based storytelling programs include:

Education-based Programs

Education-based stigma reduction programs aim to educate various groups about the myths and facts surrounding mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance have an array of education programs.

Disclosure-based Stigma Reduction

Often, people living with mental health conditions feel forced into silence by stigma. Helping people to weigh the pros and the cons around disclosure and feel a sense of empowerment around their disclosure decisions is a powerful tool to counteract self- or internalized stigma. One evidence-based disclosure deliberation program is Honest, Open, Proud.

Peer Support Programs

Another powerful tool for combatting stigma is peer support. Peer support involves providing and receiving support from others with a shared experience, such as living with a mental illness or addiction. Some examples of peer support programs include:

Language Matters

The language we use around mental health and addiction matters. Our language choices can either exacerbate and perpetuate stigma or challenge stigma.

Find Therapy

For someone in need of longer-term help, the following tools can assist in finding a psychologist or therapist.

Addiction Recovery Organizations

The following organizations offer support for a variety of addictions.

Family Support for Addiction Recovery

Support for family and friends of individuals facing addiction issues.


The following scholarly resources address mental health in the workplace topics.

* Websites and phone numbers last verified and updated 7/19/2023.