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.

August

Empty Nest Syndrome

Every year at this season, high school graduates head off to college, work or military service to embark on an independent life. Parents who are becoming empty nesters often experience feelings of loneliness and sadness as they transition to new roles and routines, according to Psychology Today. To access online behavioral health screenings and tools for emotional wellbeing, visit Healthy Minds Philly.

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 is a time to remember without stigma those whose lives have been lost to overdose, to support the family and friends who have been affected, and to spread the message that overdose is preventable. People in search of support can access the City’s Bereavement Support Services or visit PhillyHEAL’s Overdose Memorial 2022 online or at the community garden at 1401 JFK Blvd, from Aug 31- Sept 30. 

Talking to Kids About Gun Violence

Children as young as two years old can be aware of gun violence, so it’s important that parents know how to recognize the signs of anxiety and how to address kids’ concerns. Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, a non-profit specializing in bringing behavioral health services and resources to Philadelphia’s children and their families, has suggestions.

Get Help Now

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

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:
healthymindsphilly.org

Mental health and addiction services:
Community Behavioral Health Hotline
888-545-2600

Help for mothers with new babies:
Postpartum Support Helpline
1-800-944-4773

Intellectual disability services:
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
215-685-5900

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
855-284-2494
TTY available: 724-631-5600

Counseling and help with the mental or emotional effects of COVID-19:
Disaster Distress Hotline
1-800-985-5990
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​
855-507-9276

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.

Contact the Philadelphia Crisis Line at 9-8-8 for emergency help.

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.