Here is some mental health help in SWFL after the death of DJ “tWitch.” The news yesterday was shocking. It was shocking to fans and even to some of those who were closest to him. The sad news is once again shining the light on mental health in our nation and community.

“tWitch,” whose real name is Stephen Boss, was Ellen DeGeneres’ DJ on her daily talk show. A well-known dancer, he also became the show’s co-executive producer in 2020. Ellen posted on social media yesterday how heart broken she is over the news.

Dj "tWitch"

Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss just celebrated their wedding anniversary.

He was found dead in an LA hotel room with what authorities are saying was a self inflicted gunshot wound. “tWitch” and is wife, Allison Holker had just celebrated their wedding anniversary. They met when paired together in the reality television competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” They’ve been together since.

Holker released this statement yesterday. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”

The two have  three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. He was 40-years old.

Nearly 50 million people in the United States are living with mental health issues according to Mental Health America. We originally posted some of the information below in the days and weeks immediately following Hurricane Ian. The storm, it’s trauma and devastation, had a big impact on the mental health of Southwest Floridians. That has not changed. If you need help or know someone who does, please scroll down for some local resources.

Here is some mental health help in SWFL after the death of DJ “tWitch.”


  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Call 988 to reach a live person who can immediately help you through a crisis

  • Mental Health Helpline

    If you are in need of immediate help or worried about someone else, call 211. This number connects you to local services.

  • NAMI Collier County

    NAMI offers a variety of services. If you are feeling overwhelmed and need to talk to someone call the WAM Line at 1-800-945-1355.

  • Elite DNA Behavioral Health

    Elite DNA has several locations in Southwest Florida, each one staffed by behavioral and mental health care professionals.

    Fort Myers – Metro: 4310 Metro Parkway, Suite 205, 239-223-2751
    Fort Myers – Plantation: 6430 Plantation Park Court, Suite 200, 239-223-2751
    Naples – 2230 Venetian Court, Suite 1, 833-362-7935
    Port Charlotte – 3191 Harbor Blvd., Suites A-B, 941-883-4518
    Venice – Open for telehealth appointments only, 941-244-4377

  • Healthcare Network

    Healthcare Network has numerous locations in Collier County as well as a community outreach team.

    Marion E. Fether (MEF), 1454 Madison Ave. W., Immokalee
    FSU College of Medicine, 1441 Heritage Blvd., Immokalee
    Nichols Community Health Center Golden Gate, 12655 Collier Blvd., Naples
    Children’s Care East (CCE ), 6350 Davis Blvd. #1001, Naples
    Children’s Care North (CCN), 1265 Creekside Parkway, #208, Naples
    Family Care North (FCN), 1265 Creekside Parkway, #206, Naples
    Family Care iTech (FCIT), 508 North 9th Street, #142, Immokalee

  • SalusCare

    The SalusCare office at 3763 Evans Ave in Fort Myers sustained some hurricane damage but it is open for mental health services. Telehealth is also available. Treatments and services here are not determined on ability to pay.

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