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.

May is:

Mental Health Awareness Month

The pandemic has caused us to be more isolated than ever and emphasized our need for support. But one silver lining is the increased awareness of mental health issues and lessened stigma around seeking help. This month is a great time to come “Together for Mental Health” and take advantage of the resources available to you. Visit HealthyMindsPhilly to take a behavioral health screening, join a support group, or share your own mental health story. #MHAM #Together4MH

Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week (May 1-5)

Mental health issues do not only affect adults. According to the World Health Organization, around 20% of children and adolescents experience a mental health condition. Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week, held each May during Mental Health Awareness month, emphasizes the importance of understanding the issues children and youth face and investing in the wellbeing of the next generation. Visit the National Federation of Families for resources and activities for kids and families this month.

National Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which affects a person’s ability to regulate their emotions and thoughts, is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions — but it’s more common than most people realize. Over 14 million Americans experience BPD, which can often be linked to a history of trauma. This month, take the opportunity to learn more about BPD to help reduce the stigma. The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality is a great starting point, and Healthy Minds Philly provides trauma resources for those in need of help.

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 Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention 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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2022 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference

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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 215-685-6440 for emergency help.