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.


MindPHL New Year’s Resolutions

After the merry gatherings are over and the decorations are put away, it’s easy to get the post-holiday blues. But the beginning of a new year brings the momentum to make changes in our lives for the better. Some resolutions — like getting in shape and starting a new diet — can feel intimidating. Wharton Professor Angela Duckworth has some good tips for self-motivation in this podcast, part of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at Penn.

The Power of Talk: Erasing the Stigma of Suicide

Sometimes, news of suicide can feel like an enormous shock – people frequently say that there were no signs. Expressing feelings of depression and suicidal thoughts is stigmatized in many circles, which discourages people from getting the help they need. Paying attention to small changes in your family and friends’ behavior — changes in eating, sleeping, working routines — can give you insight to check in with them.

National Codependency Awareness Month

Co-dependency refers to a condition that affects a person’s ability to have healthy relationships. People with codependency often form relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive or abusive, and are often the result of families affected by alcohol or drug misuse. Co-dependent behavior can happen between romantic partners, family members or even work relationships. Professional counseling can help. Contact Philadelphia DBHIDS for assistance.

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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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 988 or 215-685-6440 for emergency help.