Headlights_transparent_150aInformation 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.

Info on Mental Illness and Coping – Expert advice on how to help individuals with mental illness, information on specific diagnoses and conditions, and recommended Web resources

How to Get Services – How to obtain government services, including mental health care, health insurance and disability income, for a person with mental illness

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.

Inpatient Hospitalization – Includes information about preparing for a crisis, getting a psychiatric evaluation for hospital admission, types of admissions in PA, types of hospitals, different types of care providers in hospital settings, communication with care providers and discharge.

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.

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