Mental Health and Wellness for our students and community is an important part of the Community of Care. SPC has provided a list of the community partners in Pinellas County who take private insurance, self-pay and when needed can offer payment solutions such as applying for benefits or a sliding scale fee for services. Please note, due to a high volume of calls many of our community partners are experiencing longer periods of wait times for appointments.

The Resources for Life Issues page provides the names and phone numbers for Pinellas County social and human services providers by topic.

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call one of the following local emergency resources below for immediate assistance:

  • Go to your local emergency department or dial 911 for urgent situations.
  • Students ages 15-25 years can also contact The Mobile Crisis Response Team of Pinellas at 727-362-4424.

St. Petersburg College is proud to partner with Directions for Living, a local Community Mental Health Organization, to make sure that you have access to the mental health care that you need throughout your time with St. Petersburg College.

By enrolling in our brief mental health services program, you will have access to counselors to address your specific mental health needs. Once you are enrolled and assigned a counselor you will have the opportunity to develop a personalized treatment plan and tools to track your progress.

St. Petersburg College will cover the cost of up to seven sessions at no-cost to you each academic year.

To sign up, please email Shanya Turner, Student Mental Health and Wellness Program Manager, at