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.

Helping Fathers Flourish

Dads are spending more time than ever with their kids. Studies show that 73% of fathers believe they are more involved with their children than their fathers were with them. Fatherhood isn’t easy, especially for men experiencing mental health issues. Black fathers are more likely to experience adverse social circumstances associated with mental illness, such as high unemployment levels, discrimination, and poverty. Neighborhood barbershops are one place where Black men of all ages often find support.

Pandemic PTSD and Kids

We know that the COVID pandemic was hard on kids. With disruptions to school and social activities, young people are still catching up on developing the skills to cope with life’s challenges. While Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is usually associated with combat veterans, it can also impact people who have suffered a significant adverse event such as a death in the family. Kids who suffered losses in the pandemic can show symptoms such as reverting to behaviors from younger ages, complaining of stomachaches and headaches, and hesitating to go places or spend time with friends. See the City’s parenting resources for support.

Taking Pride in Mental Health 

Celebrating gains made by the LGBTQ+ community in public awareness, civil rights and compassion is a highlight of Pride Month, and it’s important to remember why these efforts are so important. People in the LGBTQ+ community experience major depressive episodes three times more often than the general population and are twice as likely to experience mental health issues during their lifetime. This month, show your support for LGBTQ+ mental health. Find City resources here.

Get Help Now

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

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

For a mental health emergency:
Contact the Crisis Hotline 24/7
988 or 215-685-6440

Suicide prevention:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call 988 or 215-685-6440
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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.