Mental health support during COVID-19

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Thursday the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline, staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency

The number to call is 855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255);

Nacional de Prevenci ‘n del Suicidio: 888-628-9454;

Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741;

Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-TALK (8255);

Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990;

Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 800-662-4357;

Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline: 888-772-7227;

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 800-799-7233.


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