Please see below for useful resources for supporting a loved with mental illness.
Information for coping with a mental health crisis.
Frequently Asked Questions – General information, links to helpful documents, and specific resources for people in the Philadelphia area.
Government Services – How to obtain government services, including mental health care, health insurance and disability income, for a person with mental illness.
Advice- Coping with SMI – Expert advice on how to help individuals with mental illness, information on specific diagnoses and conditions, and recommended Web resources.
Specific Diagnoses and Conditions – Information on specific mental illness diagnoses and treatment.
Resources for Children and Teens (up to age 19) – Grant program to offset the costs of attending social skills programs or physician-recommended programs that facilitate social skills opportunities for children and teens with mental health needs, tips for talking to your child/teen, online resources to help siblings, and resources to help children/teens with mental health needs.
Resources for Transition Age Youth (16-24) – Links to helpful resources, including national hotlines, local treatment centers and support groups, and links to information about how to access behavioral health services.
Recommended Web Resources – Information on mental illness and treatment, practical help, mental health screening tools, and helping a loved one with mental illness.
Criminal Justice Resources – Suggestions for preventing arrest, information on criminal justice system procedures, advice relating to individuals with mental illness, including links to general informative documents and information about specific resources for people in the Philadelphia area.