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.


Gardening and Mental Health

Gardening doesn’t just add beauty to your surroundings – studies show that it has many health benefits as well. Just looking at plants improves our mood, and focusing on gardening activities like weeding, digging, and raking can alleviate mental health issues like anxiety. We don’t have to garden alone either – it’s an activity that people of all ages can do together. And time spent outside in the sun increases vitamin D levels. Whether you already have a green thumb or are interested in learning more about gardening, consider attending the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show March 4-12 or volunteering with the organization.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 27 – March 5

Since the pandemic, there’s been a sharp rise in young adults seeking treatment for disordered eating behaviors. Eating disorders can have serious medical complications affecting the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and other organs. Psychological distress, disruptions to normal routines, and a feeling of loss of control over one’s health can worsen the symptoms. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, take a free online screening test or talk to your health care provider.

National Sleep Awareness Week, March 14-20

Getting enough sleep is critical to both physical and mental health. With clocks springing forward for Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 12, there are a few steps you can take to help adjust and feel well-rested. A few days before the time change, go to bed a bit earlier than the night before. Get exercise during the day, and avoid electronics before bed. Overall, it’s important to keep a consistent schedule to feel your best. Discover tips on improving your overall quality of sleep.

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 and Crisis Lifeline
Call 988 or 215-685-6440
988 Suicide and Crisis 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)

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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 988 or 215-685-6440 for emergency help.