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Mental Health Resources: Wellness Wednesdays

this guide lists college and community resources for students regarding mental health awareness

Wellness Wednesdays is a Padrón Campus initiative. Please join throughout the year (not just on Wednesdays!)
in campaigns and activities related to different aspects of health and wellness.

Accessibility Resources

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People First Language 


Miami Dade College ACCESS Department - a comprehensive center for exceptional student services 

ACCESS Miami - a one-stop information and resource hub for the disability community

Center for Independent Living - Empowering people of all disabilities and ages to maximize their abilities to live independently and challenge barriers that prevent us from being a fully integrated community. This includes Peer Support Group Services

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Peer Support Group Services 

University of Miami’s Mailman Center Services - committed to providing the highest level of clinical services in a family-centered and culturally responsive environment. They specialize in providing clinical services for infants, children & adolescents with developmental delays or disabilities and children with other special health needs

Vocational Rehabilitation 

Additional MDC Resources

Single Stop 

Free Counseling Services for Padrón Students 
By Appointment Only 
Contact Single Stop 305-237-6242 

Financial Coaching 
Single Stop – Catalyst Miami 

Self-Help Resources

Abstract image of a human figure by a peaceful ocean at sunrise or sunset. The sky is pink and birds are flyingMental Health is Health - an MTV Entertainment Group initiative rooted in the reality that we all have mental health and need to take care of it like we do our physical health. The initiative aims to normalize conversation, create a connection to resources and inspire action on mental health. 


Mental Health Interactive Resources


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami 305-665-2540  


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
(Find Treatment

Teen & Young Adult Crisis Hotline:
Your Life Your Voice 
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-448-3000 
24/7 Text: Text VOICE to 20121 


National Domestic Violence 
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

Text “START” to 88788 


JCS - Helpline & Family Counseling Service 
24/7 Suicide, Crisis and Information/Referral Helpline 

Call 211 

Children’s Bereavement Center 
Free grief support groups to families and individuals (adults and children) 

Peer Listening

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Mission of Peer Listener Program: 

The Mission of the Padrón Campus Peer Listener program (through the Psych Force Club) is to promote well-being to our students and to bring awareness of mental health issues and positive psychology through our peer-to-peer activities. Our peer listeners are equipped with a variety of skills, including; active listening, stress management, problem solving and crisis management. They will also refer and provide resources as needed.  


What is a Peer Listener? 

Peer Listeners are students trained to offer emotional support and positive psychology to students on campus. They receive specialized training and are supervised weekly while they are actively working as a Peer Listener. Besides peer-to-peer listening, they also offer awareness campaigns, resources to programs on campus and in the community, and referrals to treatment for those students in more serious need for help. Peer Listeners do not offer advice, therapy, nor opinions. Their main role is to empathically listen and offer support. Peer listeners help in building community on campus as it allows for social interaction, more inclusive activities, and opportunities for sharing. 

Professor Miriam Abety
email: mabety @
phone: 305-237-6564