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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

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Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Many people search for a specific type of therapy, such as family therapy or marriage counseling. Sarasota is home to many mental health professionals with a wide variety of specialties.

Rest assured there are qualified Sarasota therapists who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Sarasota, FL Mental Health Statistics

Sarasota is home to 56,994 full-time residents. According to a 2015 Community Health Assessment for Sarasota County, increasing numbers of people reported 14 or more days of poor mental health in the previous 30 days. While 7.8% of those who responded felt symptoms of depression during the time they experienced poor mental health, 16.2% experienced anxiety-related symptoms. In addition, 16.2% of people in the Sarasota Community Health Assessment had been told by a professional they had a depressive disorder. The majority of those who reported poor mental health were between ages 18 and 44. 

Much of the mental health data for Sarasota County is compiled by the Florida Department of Health. The department reported that in 2017, 19.4 per 100,000 deaths in Sarasota County were attributed to suicide, a rate that is significantly higher than the rate of 14.1 reported for the state. In addition, more than 1,421 cases of domestic violence were reported in the county during that same time. Of all county residents, 19.1% reported having a physical or mental health issue that prevented them from completing normal, daily activities for 14 days out of any given 30-day period.

References:

  1. Florida Department of Health. (2016). Social and behavioral health. Retrieved from http://www.flhealthcharts.com/ChartsReports/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=ChartsProfiles.CountyHealthSummary
  2. Florida Department of Health. (2017). Social and behavioral health: Suicide. Retrieved from http://www.flhealthcharts.com/charts/DataViewer/DeathViewer/DeathViewer.aspx?indNumber=0116
  3. Florida Department of Health. (2017). Social and behavioral health: Violence. Retrieved from http://www.flhealthcharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVitalIndNoGrpDataViewer.aspx?cid=0312
  4. Florida Department of Health. (2015). 2015 Sarasota County community health assessment. Retrieved from http://sarasota.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health-planning-and-statistics/_documents/cha-2015-final-report.pdf 
  5. State & county quickfacts, Sarasota, Florida. (2017). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/sarasotacityflorida,US/PST045216
 
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