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Emergency & Additional Resources

Better Mind Counseling & Services is not a crisis center and does not provide crisis management services (outside of therapy appointments). 

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or in a life-threatening situation, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-8255. Your call will be routed to the crisis center near you. You can also call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Autism Services  1-866-539-7689
Benefits Helpline (Cash Assistance, SNAP, MA etc.) 1-800-692-7462
Children's Health Helpline 1-800-986-KIDS
ChildLine (State Child Abuse Registry) 1-800-932-0313
Disability Services 1-866-286-3636
PA Consumer Service Center 1-866-350-4355

Pennsylvania Child-serving systems

Department of Education 717-783-6788
Department of Public Welfare (DPW) 1-800-692-7462
Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) 717-787-6443
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) 1-800-692-7292


Crisis and Hotlines
National Suicide Hotlines - Toll Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week / USA

National Graduate Student Crisis Line 1-800-472-3457  (1-800-GRAD-HLP)

National Hopeline Network 1-800-784-2433  (1-800-SUICIDE)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255  (1-800-273-TALK) 

Postpartum Depression - Talk to a Mom who's been there 1-800-773-6667  (1-800-PPD-MOMS)

The Trevor Project - Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LBGTQ youth 1-866-488-7386

Vet2Vet Veteran's Crisis Hotline 1-877-838-2838 (1-877-VET-2-VET)

Veteran's Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1

Youth America Hotline - Counseling for Teens by Teens 1-877-968-8454  (1-877-YOUTHLINE)

These resources can also be located on the Pennsylvania Care Partnership website.

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