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Mental Health in PA 

Mental Health in PA offers resources from the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)
for mental health and substance use disorder. Get more information on OMHSAS, find Children/Adolescent Resources and Adult/Older Adults Resources. 

  988: A Direct Link For Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support

It's now easier for Pennsylvanians to connect to behavioral or mental health crisis services. 
Contacting 988 will connect individuals to 24/7 free and confidential support if they are in distress or in need of prevention and crisis resources for themselves or a loved one. Learn more about 988 in Pennsylvania.

Call or Text 988 to start the converstion

Connect to a counselor via chat

• PA Support & Referral Helpline
1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600)

• Crisis Text Line: Text PA to 741741 

• Veteran Crisis Line:  Dial 988 then Press 1 
Online chat function

• Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

• The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386
Text "Start" to 678-678 
Online chat funtion

• Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860


FFY24-25 Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Application- Public Comment Period

The FFY24-25 Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (CMHSBG) Draft Pennsylvania Application is now available for public comment.  The CMHSBG is federal block grant funding to assist states in providing community-based services to adults with Serious Mental Illness and children with Severe Emotional Disturbance.  This application provides a review of the current strengths and needs in the Pennsylvania Mental Health System and plans priority areas for improvement.  The priorities were developed in consultation with representatives from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Planning Council. 

The CMHSBG Application public comment period will remain open until 8/31/23.

Please access the application using the Webbgas Citizen's login using the below credentials.

Login: citizenpa

Password: citizen

Please submit any comments on this application to the CMHSBG Resource Email Account: