If you need assistance or know someone who is struggling, there are options. We encourage you to reach out for help and gain support from the many resources listed below.
National Resources for Mental Health
National Institute on Mental Health
The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) provides information and understanding regarding mental health and illness. If you are looking to learn more information about mental health, NIMH is an excellent resource to do so. NIMH also produces extensive research on mental health and treatment to help better our understanding of mental health and illness.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides individuals with information regarding mental illness, as well as support, education, and resources for accessing treatment.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free, 24/7, confidential services, such as phone calls or an online chat feature with a trusted crisis worker. If you or a loved one are in need immediate assistance, please call their hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with a crisis worker online.
National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides information, support services, treatment availability and locations to those who are diagnosed with or supporting someone with an eating disorder.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of those within the LGBTQ+ community by providing resources, support services, and local and national advocacy interventions. If you need immediate assistance, please call their hotline at 866-488-7386 or chat with a crisis worker online.
National Resources for Substance Use Disorder
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA provides the nation with critical research, education, training protocol, resources, and treatment locations and interventions.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to advance science on drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides and conducts research, supports local and national research, as well as treatment protocol.
National Resources for Victim Services
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Domestic Violence Hotline provides individuals with a safe platform if they need help or immediate care. Thier website features a call, chat, or text feature for victims of domestic violence in need of help, as well as additional information on creating a safety plan or identifying abuse. * Their website has both privacy and safety features included within the website to maintain your personal safety. *
Office of Victims of Crime
The mission of the Office of Victims of Crime is to assist victims of crime. The site provides information about assistance and compensation services in your state.
Department of Justice List of Victim Hotlines
Follow this link for toll free and online hotlines for various crimes.
National Sexual Assault Hotline or Online Chat
Follow this link for toll free call or online chat services for victims of sexual assault with a trained staff member, as well as to find local service providers. The hotline phone number is 800-656-HOPE(4673).
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Contact the national human trafficking hotline (operated by Polaris) by phone, chat, or text if you or a loved one are in need of support, or if you suspect or have any information regarding human trafficking. By phone: 1-888-373-7888. By text: 233733. Click on the link for the online chat.
Local Pennsylvania Resources
Life Unites Us Campaign
Life Unites Us, the nation’s first innovative, evidence-based substance use disorder stigma reduction campaign is fighting to end the stigma around addiction in Pennsylvania. A crucial step in reducing substance use disorder, including opioid addiction and overdose rates, is to confront and correct harmful perceptions and societal stereotypes by sharing the real stories of those living with addiction across our state. Together, our voices have the power to inform, uplift, and save lives.
PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs mission is to engage, coordinate and lead the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s effort to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol and gambling addiction and abuse; and to promote recovery, thereby reducing the human and economic impact of the disease.
Addiction Hotline to Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
PA GET HELP NOW 1-800-662-4357 (HELP)
PA GET HELP NOW Online Chat feature
Pennsylvania’s Support & Referral Helpline
Connects Pennsylvanians with mental and emotional support and to local resources.
Call 855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600)
Angels in Motion
AIM is changing the way those suffering with the disease of addiction are treated, one life at a time.
CARES University of Missouri Extension
Recovery Friendly Workplace of Missouri has established a blog that features and highlights efforts working to create a more inclusive environment for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
Story Powered Initiative Resources
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