Starting July 16, 2022, call 988 for matters of mental health crisis. Calling 988 will connect you directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is staffed by trained crisis counselors 24/7, 365 days a year.
May is Mental Health Month
Find local, state, and national resources along with fact sheets and a guide to find more information in the library.
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Crisis Text Line
Every person is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.
Text “HOME” to 741741
Get Help Now
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for information about treatment resources. Your call to 1-800-662-HELP is completely confidential. This hotline, staffed by trained professionals, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available in both English and Español.
Lehigh County Crisis and Intervention Hotline
Lehigh County Crisis Intervention is a licensed telephone and mobile crisis service that provides mental health assessments to all age groups regardless of income or insurance. Crisis Intervention operates 24-hour/7 days a week.
The Lehigh County Mental Health Program believes that people with mental illness can best achieve positive change and recovery when treatment and supportive services are guided by each person’s goals, preferences, strengths and needs. Involvement of family and/or significant others is encouraged. Services are designed to be accessible, responsive, culturally appropriate, and cost effective.
Lehigh County Warmline
Warmline is a telephone support service for Lehigh County adults challenged by loneliness, confusion, and other mental health concerns, or those who need information about services available to them.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lehigh Valley is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by serious mental illness. Available services include education programs, support groups, programs for schools, speakers for community groups, and more.
Contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the support and information you need. If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message to individuals who are struggling with mental health, including eating disorders, and are experiencing crisis situations.
The 24/7 hotline connects callers to a network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in distress.
SAMHA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365 days a year treatment referral and information service (available in English and Español) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk, the Trevor Project’s trained counselors are there to support you 24/7.
Text “START” to 678678
The Veterans Crisis Line connects service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline.
Abusive Relationships 362.82, 362.8292
Anorexia 152.46, 616.8526
Anxiety 152.47, 616.8522
Autism Spectrum Disorders 616.8588
Body Image 616.852
Bullying 305.343, 371.58
Cutting/Self Harm 616.8582
Date/Acquaintance Rape 362.883
Drug Abuse/Addiction 362.29
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 616.8521
Teen Dating Violence 158.2, 306.73
Trans/Gender Identity Issues 306.768
All fact sheets provided by the Mental Health America to help spread awareness during Mental Health Month.
Starting to Think About Mental Health
Mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. Everyone has mental health, and it deserves your attention just as much as your physical health does.
What Plays a Role in Developing Mental Health Conditions
Most mental health conditions don’t have a single cause – they have many possible causes, called risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop a mental health condition in your lifetime. Mental health conditions can develop slowly, or
symptoms can start to appear more suddenly after you’ve experienced a stressful event or big change.
Maintaining Good Mental Health
Whether you realize it or not, mental health plays a big role in your overall well-being. When you’re mentally healthy, you are able to enjoy your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, keep up good relationships, and deal with stress. It’s normal for your mental
health to shift over time – we all face difficult situations in our lives. Creating positive habits is a great way to support your mental health when you’re doing well and helps you build skills to use if you do face symptoms of a mental health condition.
Recognizing When You Need Help with Your Mental Health
Think about your physical health. We all have days where we feel a bit sore, have a headache, or are extra tired. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re sick. You’re sick when something suddenly and significantly changes for the worse or prevents you from functioning properly. Mental health is similar – the occasional bad day is to be expected, but when things that used to be easy become a lot more difficult, something’s going on. Instead of focusing on physical symptoms, you’ll want to look at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
What to Do When You Need Help
When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common
to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But many people overcome the
mental health challenges they face. You aren’t alone – help is out there, and recovery is
Where to Go When You Need Help
When you’ve decided to seek help, knowing what resources are available and where to start can be tricky. Use this decision map to help you figure out your options. If you don’t find help where a path ends, try any of the resources in the gold boxes.
Terms to Know
If you’re thinking about addressing your mental health for the first time, you may come
across words that seem simple but you aren’t exactly sure what they mean. Below
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