Resources

Local Stroke Support Groups

North Okaloosa Medical Center
Meets on the second Friday of each month at 9 a.m.
Contact: 850.683.5906

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org

American Stroke Association
www.strokeassociation.org
1.888.4.stroke (1.888.478.7653)

Quit Smoking Resources

 Talk to a Quit Coach® by calling 1.877.U.CAN.NOW (1.877.822.6669).

  Visit tobaccofreeflorida.com/webcoach for a free online program that helps you create a personalized web-based quit plan that you follow at your own pace and in private.

  Visit tobaccofreeflorida.com/ahec for face-to-face help in a group setting through the Florida Area Health Education Centers Network. Classes are offered in all 67 counties in Florida.

Additional Resources

Studies suggest that some stroke survivors experience depression and/or suicidal thoughts.
If you experience suicidal thoughts, seek help. The following resources are available.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line: Just text 741741
  • CrisisChat.org
  • Lakeview Center emergency services/screening: 850.380.0967