Wellness and Support

Free crisis counseling

Support and Referral Hotline

The toll-free, round-the-clock support line to call is 1-855-284-2494. 

For TTY dial 724-631-5600

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has partnered with the Center for Community Resources (CCR) to provide the hotline. Staff are trained to be accessible, culturally competent, and skilled at assisting individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, co-occurring disorders and other special needs. Staff use the principles of trauma-informed care to listen, assess needs, triage calls, and provide appropriate referral to community resources to children, teens, adults and special populations.

Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline for Substance Use Disorders: 1-800-662-4357
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Suicide prevention Spanish

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Recognizing that staying connected is more important than ever, we have decided rather than cancelling our support groups, we will be moving them to a conference call format. The peer facilitator will continue to lead the group.  All groups will continue to meet at their regular day and time.

For instructions on how to connect to a support group, please visit:  MHA Support Groups or call Phone: 717-397-7461

MHA has additional Mental Health and COVID-19 resources, click here.

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PMHCA and Youth MOVE PA will be hosting a series of “Virtual Drop-In” zoom meetings to help reduce the sense of social isolation during this difficult time. These are NOT clinical or therapeutic groups.

Please see attached document for details. There is a separate Virtual Drop-in for youth, one for adults, and one for Certified Peer Specialists. Click here for document.

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A warmline is a service for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance.

This is not a Crisis Line. If you are experiencing crisis, please contact your county crisis line, call 1-800-273-8255, or text HOME to 741741.


Maintaining Good Mental Health - Staying calm during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - A SAMHSA Publication

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This website has many fun and interesting ways to help divert your thoughts from the current health crisis, creating stress-free moments. Check it out.

Online Addiction Resources

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Your Recovery Space When You Can’t Meet Face to Face

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If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, Compass Mark is here to help with local resources.

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