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Mental Health Resources for Teens

Mental Health Crisis Hotlines, Chat and Text Services

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

 

IMALIVE Chat
202-536-3200

800-784-2433

https://www.imalive.org
Depression/Crisis intervention hotline, Veteran peer support line, Spanish speaking suicide hotline, Teen peer support line, Graduate student hotline and Post-partum depression hotline.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

https://suicide.org

 

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

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Teen Line

310-855-HOPE or 800-TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST.

Text “TEEN” to 839863 between 6:00pm to 9:00pm

https://teenlineonline.org/

 

Trevor Project
Text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24 years of age.

 


 

Organizations – Depression/Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children

 

Mental Health America

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/finding-help

*See Pennsylvania State Affiliates Below

 

NAMI The National Alliance of Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Teens-and-Young-Adults

*See Pennsylvania State Affiliates Below

 

National Institute of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml

 

The JED Foundation SET TO GO – Transition from High School to College

For Families https://www.settogo.org/for-families/

 

Teen Mental Health.Org

http://teenmentalhealth.org/

 

 

Treatment Referral

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm EST.

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Information and Find a Therapist

http://anxietydepressionassoc.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=4685


Pennsylvania Department of Mental Health Services:

Child and Adolescent Social Service Program (CASSP)

http://dhs.pa.gov/parecovery/guildingprinciples/cassp/index.htm

 

Mental Health America – Pennsylvania

MHA of Southwestern PA

409 Coulter Avenue, Suite 4

Greensburg, PA 15601

724-834-6351

info@mhaswpa.org

http://www.mhaswpa.org

 

MHA Westmoreland Crisis Hotline

Greensburg 724-552–0305
Toll Free 800-836–6010

 

MHA Berks County

610-775-3000

https://www.mhaberkspa.org/

 

MHA Franklin & Fulton Counties

717-264-4301

 

MHA Lancaster Crisis Intervention

717-394-2631

Teenline 717-394-2000

 

MHA York and Adams Counties

York 717-843-6973

Adams: 717-339-0511

Local Resources http://www.mhay.org/local-resources.html

 

NAMI The National Alliance of Mental Illness – Keystone

Help Line 1-888-264-7972

M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm
888-264-7972

Behavioral Health Support by County

http://www.namikeystonepa.org/support/mental-health-resources/

 

re:Solve Crisis Services

http://www.upmc.com/Services/behavioral-health/resolve-crisis-services/Pages/default.aspx

888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226)

 

Cap4kids

http://cap4kids.org/pittsburgh/parent-handouts/behavior-counseling-addiction/

 

LEAD Pittsburgh

http://www.leadpittsburgh.org/resources/depression-anxiety/

 

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital

2575 Boyce Pl. Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

866-245-7473

http://www.southwoodhospital.com/admissions/professional-referrals

 

UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) Center

100 North Bellefield Avenue
6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-246-5619 (between 8:30am-5:00pm)

  

Bring Change2Mind

https://bringchange2mind.org/get-involved/high-school-program

 

FXTeens

https://www.teenhealthfx.com/

 

Help a friend in Need

https://www.jedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/help-a-friend-in-need-jed-facebook-instagram-guide-NEW.pdf

 

ok2talk

http://ok2talk.org/

 

Press Pause

http://www.halfofus.com/presspause/

 

SAFE TEENS

http://www.safeteens.org/mind-body/depression/

 

SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions:

Teenage Depression and Anxiety

https://www.sadd.org/what-we-care-about/personal-health-safety/depression-anxiety/

 

Seize the Awkward

https://seizetheawkward.org/

 

TeensHealth

http://teenshealth.org/en/teens/talk-depression.html?WT.ac=t-ra

 

 

 

Additional Resources 

12 Apps That Every Parent of a Teen Should Know About

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-12-apps-that-every-parent-of-a-teen-should-know-about_us_56c34e49e4b0c3c55052a6ba

 

Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms and Helping Your Child

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/parents-guide-to-teen-depression.htm

 

Social Media and Teen Depression: The Two Go Hand-In-Hand

https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/social-media-and-teen-depression-two-go-hand

 

Teen Depression – Girls

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200206/teen-depression-girls

 

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.html