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

The Pressure of Happy Holidays

The expectation to be happy and make everyone else happy during the holiday season can be extremely stressful. For people struggling with mental health issues, the holidays can worsen grief or feelings of isolation from friends and family. It’s important to maintain healthy habits and set realistic expectations. Find more tips at Healthy Minds P and ongoing local resources.

Climate Change Anxiety

As dramatic events from floods to hurricanes have become more frequent, it’s only natural to be concerned about what climate change may mean for the future. Nearly half of young people ages 16-25 around the world say climate anxiety affects their daily lives. One of the best ways to combat it is to take action. For local options, visit the Philadelphia Climate Action Playbook or ClimateActionPhilly.

Caregiver Support

If you’re caring for a loved one over the holidays, you’re not alone. Almost one quarter of Americans are caregivers and the job can be physically and emotionally draining, even as it is meaningful. Know a caregiver? Give them the gift of a break this holiday. In the meantime, local support including caregiver training is available at The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

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.

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.