One in five Pennsylvania residents has been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Philadelphians report having more poor mental health days than the state average overall. When you’re already struggling, it can be overwhelming to navigate how to seek help. Bookmark this article for when you might need resources for mental health support.
Call or text: 988
Connect with certified crisis counselors who provide support in suicide prevention and de-escalation. Languages spoken include Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, French, and Mandarin.
Seeking help for depression, relationship issues, or substance use problems? Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) runs a 24-hour call center to assist residents and their families.
Call: Number varies by location.
DBHIDS also runs five adult and two youth Crisis Response Centers, providing round-the-clock emergency behavioral health services in-person.
Take an online assessment to figure out if what you’re feeling might be anxiety, depression, or something else. From there, get connected to resources and support groups.
Text: START to 678-678
Trained counselors provide confidential support to LGBTQ+ young people.
Call or text: 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262)
This federally-funded hotline provides free, confidential mental health counseling before, during, and after a pregnancy.