NAMI Philadelphia has a new helpline!
Do you need support? Information? Resources? Connections to services? Just need to talk? NAMI Philadelphia has a NEW Helpline!
Call us at 267-687-4381 and dial 1 for the Helpline option.
We care. You are not alone.
Family Resource Network
For family members, significant persons, professionals, and others supporting someone with a behavioral health disorder. Our hope is that your journey through our site will broaden awareness of the variety of supportive and educational behavioral health information and resources available in Philadelphia, statewide, and nationally.
Healthy Minds Philly
HealthyMindsPhilly.org is an online tool and resource to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians. The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has combined its behavioral health care and intellectual disability services into one complete system as part of its public health strategy and approach. Get a Check Up from The Neck Up!
If you, a family member, or someone you know identifies as LGBTQIA, resources are available:
THE SUICIDE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION LINE
Call any time of the day or night, if you have been suffering from any of the following difficulties: depression, feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or others, feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or that no one cares about you, being under considerable stress, feeling very angry or suffering from some other emotional, mental or substance abuse crisis. A professional person is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk with you and to help you with your problems including obtaining necessary services promptly.
Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotline (215) 686-4420 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK ( 8255)
Community Behavioral Health
CBH is the Philadelphia managed care organiztion providing behavioral health services to Philadelphia residents. CBH connects you to Adult, Child and Adolescent mental health and substance abuse services. 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Phila. Mental Health Clinic
Our mission at PayingForSeniorCare.com is to help the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs that can provide financial support. We have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics like available care options, and free resources that are available in Philadelphia. You can review our guides here:
Financial Assistance & Funding Options for Assisted Living
PayingforSeniorCare.com strives to be the most complete, up-to-date, and reliable source of simple and easy-to-access information about financial resources for seniors and their loved ones on the internet. Here is a comprehensive information on financial assistance & funding options for Assisted Living / Senior Living: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/paying-for-assisted-living
Financial Assistance, Costs & Payment Options for Eldercare in Pennsylvania
Payingforseniorcare.com created free resources that provide comprehensive information on topics like financial support, costs and payment options for eldercare in Pennsylvania https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/pennsylvania
The Consumer Satisfaction Team of Philadelphia
www.thecst.com ; 215-923-9627
Assistance with concerns about Philadelphia public behavioral health agencies.NAMI members do you have a family member who receives behavioral health services that are funded through Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health? If so, the Consumer Satisfaction Team is interested in what you think about those services.
Mental Health Advanced Directive
A Mental Health Advanced Directive is a document that allows the consumer to make their choices known regarding mental health treatment in the event that their mental illness makes them unable to make decisions. In effect, they are making decisions about treatment before the time that they will need it. This allows them to make more informed decisions and to make their wishes clearly known. A law was passed in Pennsylvania, effective January 28, 2005, that makes it possible for the consumer to use a Mental Health Advance Directive.
Click here to Download!
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
PHLP provides free legal services to lower-income consumers, seniors, and persons with disabilities who are having trouble accessing publicly funded healthcare coverage or services. If you are denied or terminated from enrollment in a publicly funded healthcare programs or if you have a service denied, reduced, or terminated, PHLP may provide you free direct representation on your appeal.
TOLL-FREE HELPLINE: 1-800-274-3258 TTY: 1-866-236-6310
Corn Exchange Building
123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Mental Health Disorders and Alcoholism: Dual Diagnosis
A dual diagnosis involves a mental health disorder and substance abuse problem that occurs simultaneously. For example, an individual with depression is more likely to drink alcohol to self-medicate symptoms of irritability, insomnia and feelings of helplessness. Research also shows that while excessive alcohol consumption does not produce behavioral conditions, drinking can exacerbate the symptoms of a mental illness.
Early Autism Services for Children
Early Autism Services is a team of highly trained clinicians, all committed to helping children with autism reach their fullest potential. For over a decade, EAS has provided effective, home-based ABA therapy for children with autism, ages 2-12. Our programs address Language & Communication, Play Skills, Behavior Planning, Fine & Gross Motor Skills, Self-Help, Social Skills, Pre-Academic Skills and more! To schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our clinicians, please give us a call at (215) 307-7819 or visit our website at: https://earlyautismservices.com/initial-consultation-request/.
Testing.com provides a comprehensive resource that features a directory of local non-profit organizations in Philadelphia that offer a wide range of free and low-cost health care services to help stop the spread of STD in the community. Their mission is to help individuals and families make well-informed health decisions by providing them with the necessary information and tools.
Guide to Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use
Offers valuable information such as:
- How technology use has changed over the years (72% of adults now consider smartphones their most essential device)
- The impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours (smartphone usage in the UK surged by 30% during lockdown)
- Understanding screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours (e.g. dopamine-driven reward loops)
- Helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadget and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.