Region 1

Counties:  Escambia – Okaloosa –

Santa Rosa – Walton

Regional Director: Rachelle S. Burns
[email protected]

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional
distress, please reach out for hope by calling:
1-800-273-8255 (TALK), 24 hours a day; 7 days a week



Baptist Hospital – Behavioral Medicine Center – Adult Stress Treatment
1000 W. Moreno St
Pensacola, FL 32501
Administrative Contact:
850-469-7513 (fax)


Lakeview Center
1221 W. Lakeview St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
Administrative Contact:


C.O.P.E. Center-Chautauqua Offices of Psychotherapy & Evaluation
3686 Highway 331 S.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Administrative Contact:
850-892-8051 (fax)

Suicide Survivors

Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Meetings take place on an as-needed basis in Milton, FL.
Please call for more information.
Contact:  Pam Wheeler
(850) 572-7272 or [email protected]
The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
Monthly support group meetings for parents who have lost a child
Sibling group meets at the same time with a counselor (school-age children)
Meetings take place every second Tuesday of the month
Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. 9th Ave.
(850) 438-4404 Chapter phone 


Mental Health Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties

571 Mooney Rd. NE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 244-1040

NAMI Pensacola NAMI (National Alliance on the Mentally Ill) Pensacola is a non-profit organization affiliated with NAMI Florida and the NAMI National. The Pensacola Affiliate provides support to families of the chronic mentally ill; to promote the education of its members and the general public about mental illness; to advocate for the rights of, and better services for the care of the chronic mentally ill; and to foster research to find the causes and cure for mental illness.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm at Lakeview Center, Building “T”, 1221 W. Lakeview Center Ave., Pensacola, FL 32501

PO Box 18124
Pensacola, FL 32523-8124
For more info contact Jane Cartwright:  (850) 208-1609 or [email protected] or visit

UWF Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness or SSA)Weekly group meetings at the University of West Florida (day and time of meetings vary per semester).  Prevention and awareness activities fall and spring semesters at UWF and in the community.
Open to UWF students.For more information, contact Monika Hauk at [email protected] or Tina Likovetz, Advisor at [email protected] or visit
PSC Active MindsWeekly group meetings at the Pensacola State College (day and time of meetings vary per semester).  Prevention and awareness activities throughout the school year.  Open to PSC students.For more information contact Pablo Campos, President at [email protected] or Liz Mosely, Advisor at 850-475-4835

Adult & Child Counseling Services, Inc. (ACCS)ACCS is a non-profit in Pensacola whose goal is to provide mental health services to those in need regardless of their ability to pay for those services. ACCS strives to provide compassionate, effective and evidence-based clinical psychotherapy and counseling services to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, with the goal of maximizing personal potential and increasing resilience in the face of adversity. Their mission is accomplished by working in collaboration with state agencies, individuals, families, providers and local social service organizations.

6707 N. 9th Avenue, Suite B-5
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 466-3200

A Clean Mind CounselingCounseling by Ashley Pennewill, LCSW, a counselor in Pensacola, FL. Ashley works with people here as well as with clients all over the country online, teaching them the skills they need to grow with the hope counseling will enrich their lives.

For more info, call (850) 501-5110 or visit and visit his blog at

Covenant Hospice Grief Counseling2001 N. Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL  32501
(850) 202-0840 Contacts:
Bob Weatherly, LCSW – Bereavement Specialist     [email protected]
Paula Butler, BSW – Bereavement Specialist      [email protected]
Ariell Ussery, MSW – Children’s Support Specialist    [email protected] 
Stepping Stones Professional Counseling
151 Mary Esther Blvd., Suite 310A
Mary Esther, FL 32569
(850) 226-6430
Ashley Brown, LMHC