Let's be #mindPHL together

A joint project of the City of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross, #mindPHL shares information about free mental health resources and programs.

December is:

Seasonal Depression Awareness Month. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) a type of depression associated with the fall and winter months, affects an estimated 10 million Americans — about 5 percent of the population. As the days grow shorter, some people experience disruptions in sleep, changes in appetite, and loss of energy. If you feel down for days at a time, it might be time to seek help. Find Behavioral Health Screening resources on HealthyMindsPhilly.org.

World AIDS Day December 1. World AIDS Day is a global opportunity to show support for people living with HIV. In Philadelphia, Action Wellness continues a public awareness campaign called “Action Heroes Wear Red.” Good mental health is key to managing any long-term illness. For tips, see Dr. Lisa Colton’s blog on Emotional Wellness.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3. An estimated 46% of people aged 60 years and over and one in ten children live with disabilities. UNESCO marks the day with a global social media campaign, “Tell our stories, enable our rights.” The campaign focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with disabilities and the importance of inclusive digital resources.

Get Help Now

For a mental health emergency:
Contact the Crisis Hotline 24/7

Any type of crisis:
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line

Suicide prevention:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Immediate opioid treatment support:
NET Access Point
844-533-8200 or 215-408-4987
Net Community Care

Information and Support

Free, 24/7 online behavioral health screening and tools for emotional wellbeing:

Mental health and addiction services:
Community Behavioral Health Hotline

Help for mothers with new babies:
Postpartum Support Helpline

Intellectual disability services:
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)

Speak with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) about a non-emergency situation:
Philadelphia Warm-line
267-687-4381 (Select Option 1)
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Community-based resources for those struggling due to COVID-19:
COVID-19 Support & Referral Helpline
TTY available: 724-631-5600

Counseling and help with the mental or emotional effects of COVID-19:
Disaster Distress Hotline
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Speak with a Certified Peer Specialist about a non-emergency situation:
Philadelphia Warm-line
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday​

Counseling services for School District of Philadelphia students, parents, and guardians:
Philly HopeLine
12-9 M-F and 12-4 weekends and holidays (or leave a message at any time for a call back)
(call or text) 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673)

Autism Support Summit

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World AIDS Day with Action Wellness

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Cabaret for Disability PridePA

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The Urgency of Connection in the COVID-19 Era

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It's okay to not be okay.

Call 888-545-2600 or visit HealthyMindsPhilly for wellness tools designed to support the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians regardless of insurance or income status.

Contact the Philadelphia Crisis Line at 215-685-6440 for emergency help.