The Tampa Bay Lightning believes that taking care of one's mental health is just as important as taking care of one's physical health. We are honored to use our platform of the great sport of hockey to amplify the conversation around mental health and to help break the stigma around asking for help. It is important that our community knows that there are resources available if you or someone you know is struggling.

Alongside our friends at Florida Blue and our local mental health community partners, we have compiled resources and tips below that you can use to help care for your mental health and practice mental wellness. Together, we can continue the conversation around mental health and help Strike the Stigma!

Strike the Stigma

The Lightning partnered with Florida Blue to host Strike the Stigma, a symposium on the importance of mental health

211 Hotline

Access free and confidential crisis counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veterans services and childcare and family services by dialing 2-1-1 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also text your zip code to 898-211.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Veteran Support Line

If you or your loved one needs support or connections to community resources, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) and talk to a trained veteran specialist. All conversations are confidential and judgement-free.

First Responder Support Line

Being a first responder means being dedicated to protecting others. Today, this means being exposed to scenes of trauma and challenges that may leave you overwhelmed and alienated. At times it may feel like no one can understand. You may put others' lives first, but you can still make your mental health a priority. Call 1-866-4FL-HERO for immediate confidential support.

Cove Behavioral

Cove Behavioral Health is one of Florida's largest community-based providers of behavioral health services, proudly serving Hillsborough, Polk and surrounding counties. To learn more, visit

Crisis Center

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is committed to bringing help, hope, and healing to people facing serious life challenges. To learn more, visit


Frameworks is an organization that empowers educators, youth services professionals, and parents & guardians through training, coaching, and research-based resources to equip students with social & emotional skills. To learn more, visit


Gracepoint is Tampa Bay's leading provider of behavioral health solutions, dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual for almost 70 years. To learn more, visit


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Pinellas provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. To learn more, visit

Tampa Bay Thrives

Let's Talk, a free mental health support line, announced its launch in Hillsborough County to address rising rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse by connecting residents to health and wellness resources.

The initiative is spearheaded by Tampa Bay Thrives, an organization that brings together a coalition of Tampa Bay area hospitals, law enforcement agencies, local governments, and community leaders. To learn more, visit


Lightning Community Heroes

Since 2011, the Lightning have honored a Community Hero at every game and presented that hero with a check for $50,000 to donate to a non-profit charity of their choice.

Shop Tampa Bay Sports

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