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.

September is …

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Talking about depression with those you care about is one of the most important steps in preventing suicide. During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, ask someone close to you how they’re feeling if you suspect they’re having a hard time. For additional mental health support, head to Healthy Minds Philly for local resources. If you, or another person, are in crisis and need help, call 988 — the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline or (215) 685-6440.

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a time to recognize the prevalence of substance abuse and support those in recovery from addiction. Over 24 million Americans have struggled with substance abuse, but it is important to raise awareness of the evidence-based treatment practices that lead to healthy living. To show your support, join the annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walk Sept. 10 at the Navy Yard and Recovery Works! at the Phillies Game, Sept. 13.

Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month raises awareness of the physical and mental health needs of older adults. As people’s bodies age, so do their minds. Studies show that social isolation and loneliness in older adults can lead to depression, heart disease, and cognitive decline. To stay healthy while aging, pursue an interest and stay connected like these folks at the West Oak Lane Older Adult Center. Check out Healthy Minds Philly for ways to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

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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Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Groups

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Overdose Prevention & Reversal Training

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Blindness and Mental Health Webinar

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23rd Annual Points of Transformation Awards

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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.