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.


Support Through the Holiday Season

While bringing joy for some, the holiday season can be challenging. The social, financial and time pressures can make it a stressful time of year and have a negative effect on mental health. For those who struggle with mental health issues, the holidays can worsen grief or feelings of isolation from friends and family. During the holiday season, it is important to maintain healthy habits and set realistic expectations. Find resources and support this season at Healthy Minds Philly. If you are in need of immediate mental health support, call the Philadelphia Crisis Line at 988 or 215-685-6440 for emergency help.

Dec. 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a day celebrated every year to promote the rights and well-being of persons with mental or physical disabilities. In the United States, one in four adults have a disability of some kind and adults with disabilities are five times more likely to report mental distress. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for additional resources.

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

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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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.