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.
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
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
Mental 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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami 305-665-2540
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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
Text “START” to 88788
JCS - Helpline & Family Counseling Service
24/7 Suicide, Crisis and Information/Referral Helpline
Children’s Bereavement Center
Free grief support groups to families and individuals (adults and children)
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 @ mdc.edu