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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