Find Therapists and Counselors in Fort Myers, FL

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About Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the county seat of Lee County, Florida. It is situated along the Caloosahatchee River and occupies a land area of 40 square miles. The city derived its name from a fort that was built in 1841 and later named after Colonel Abraham Myers. 

Around 80,000 people live in the city of Fort Myers. The population grew by 28% between 2010 and 2017. The population of Fort Myers has a median age of 32 years old, making it the youngest city in all of Lee County. One fourth of residents 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree.

Fort Myers is 48% white, 27% black, 21% Hispanic, and 2% Asian. Eighteen percent of residents were born outside the United States. Roughly 28% of Fort Myers residents speak a native language that is not English. The city has 11,300 Spanish speakers and 3,000 French Creole speakers.

The median value of homes in Fort Myers is $160,800. The city’s homeownership rate is 47%. On average, residents earn $24,700 annually. Nearly 23% of people in Fort Myers live below the poverty line.

Mental Health in Fort Myers

Opioid addiction is a major public health issue in Fort Myers and the wider Lee County region. From 2013 to 2015, the number of heroin-related deaths increased from 25 to 40 in Lee County. The number of fentanyl-related deaths jumped from 4 to 34 between 2014 and 2016. In Fort Myers, there were 61 deaths resulting from heroin and fentanyl overdoses in 2016. 

A major contributor to the opioid epidemic is the increase in the number of opioid painkillers being prescribed by doctors. From 2015 to 2016, fatal overdoses involving the prescription medication Oxycodone increased by 28%. To lessen the abuse of prescriptions drugs, residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted medication at one of several prescribed sites throughout the county. For example, drop boxes are located at three Lee County Sheriff’s offices in Fort Myers.

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