Categories of Services

Major Categories of Services for Individuals with Mental Illness and their Family Members

Type of Service Recommendations for Finding and Accessing This Service
Crisis intervention (crisis numbers; crisis centers; mobile crisis teams) Call 911 if there is an immediate danger of physical harm.
– Otherwise, call county crisis numbers:
Bucks County
Adults            800-499-7455
Child/Adol.     877-435-7709
Chester Cty         610-280-3270 or 877-918-2100
Delaware County  855-889-7827
Montgomery Cty
Adults            855-634-HOPE (4673)
Child/Adol.     888-435-7414 (888-HELP-414)
Philadelphia Cty    215-686-4420
– You can also call one of the national hotlines to be referred to the closest crisis center 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) or 800-273-TALK (8255)
– For resources to help you cope with, prepare for and/or prevent a crisis, see https://namipamainline.org/resources-for-coping-with-preparing-for-and-preventing-a-crisis/
Psychiatric inpatient (including extended acute-care facilities; 23 hour crisis beds) Call one of the Help Lines listed in the next section.
Outpatient treatment, including partial hospitalization, day programs, support groups, warm lines, psychiatric rehabilitation services, case management, intensive case management, peer support services, community support and individual therapists Call one of the Help Lines listed in the next section.
– Consult the Resource Guides listed in section 3.
Housing – See info and advice summarized in https://namipamainline.org/housing-options-for-people-living-with-mental-illness/.
Benefits (financial support and medical insurance for disabled individuals; publicly supported mental health care) See info summarized in https://namipamainline.org/info-resources/how-to-get-services/
– Disability Rights Network helps with issues such as how employment affects government benefits – 800-692-7443; http://www.drnpa.org/
Advocates to help when there is a problem with access to or quality of services – Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) has advocacy services – 215-751-1800; www.mhasp.org
– PA Health Law Project gives free help to people when their Medicaid and Medicare services are not working well for them – 215-625-3990; www.phlp.org
– Community Advocates of Montgomery County (610-270-0375)
Legal issues Call one of the Help Lines listed in the next section.
– For criminal justice, see info summarized in https://namipamainline.org/info-resources/criminal-justice-resources/
– PA Institutional Law Project gives legal assistance to consumers in hospitals and prisons – 215-925-2966; www.pailp.org
K-12 schooling, transition to independent living, college Call one of the Help Lines listed in the next section
– Consult the Resource Guides listed in section 3.
– PLAN of PA (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) provides fee-for-service help with the transition to independent living – 610-687-4036; www.planofpa.org
Employment and volunteering – Call one of the Help Lines listed in the next section.
– Consult the Resource Guides listed in section 3.
Social opportunities and support groups for individuals with mental illness – Call one of the Help Lines listed in the next section.
– Consult the Resource Guides listed in section 3.
Support and respite services for family members Call one of the NAMI affiliate Help Lines or MHASP; inquire about Family-to-Family education and support program, support groups, and help in resolving individual problems

 

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