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You Are Not Alone

Mental illnesses and substance use disorders are real medical issues and are very common. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve you.

We offer Telehealth as a convenient, effective, simple, and safe option.  Click here ( to get started today.

Or call us at 352-374-5600 to get started and schedule an appointment.

For on-demand walk-in care, please visit one of our 24-hour facilities in either Gainesville or Lake City.

Those experiencing a non-life-threatening crisis: select option 1. (Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.)

New clients: select option 2, then option 1.

Current clients: select option 3 or contact your provider.

How do I know if I or someone I know needs help?

Mental illnesses are often hard to distinguish every-day stresses and strains, from the occasional “blues.” While some sometime the onset of these illnesses is sudden, they often emerge over a long period of time.

If these issues, questions or other emotional or behavioral problems are significantly disrupting your life or the life of someone you know, call us for a consultation:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Loss of energy or motivation
  • Bizarre or unusual thinking
  • Hallucinations
  • Significant changes of mood – marked depression, anxiety, or elevation in mood
  • Restless, agitated and disorganized behavior, or marked decrease in activity
  • Significant impairment of social and/or occupational functioning
  • Significant impairment in self-care
  • Suicidal thoughts or acts of self-harm
  • Destructive or high-risk behavior
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Have you ever felt you should reduce your drinking or drug use?
  • Do people who care about you comment against your drinking or drug use?
  • Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?
  • Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

Use this simple 3-Minute Self-Assessment for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to help make the decision to take the first step to wellness by calling us now.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is preventable. Meridian encourages everyone to know the warning signs of suicide and the many resources available for those in need. Below are some national resources available to help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline

If you or someone you know needs help, please don’t hesitate to call Meridian any time of day or night at 352-374-5600 or 1-800-330-5615 and select option 1. We can help and, in many cases, one of our Mobile Response Teams may be able to respond to you at your location.

Or access one of many resources such as the Crisis Text Line, by texting “HELLO” to 741741.


24/7 Crisis Line

Local (North Central Florida):
(352) 374-5600
option 1
Toll Free:
1 (800) 330-5615