Mental Health Resource Sheet

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.

Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Center

The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a Coordinated by Christine Haasz, Psy.D., the Mental Health Clinicians Consultation Group at the Bradbury-Sullivan Center is a free monthly peer consultation group for clinicians working with LGBTQ+ clients.

Phone: 610-647-9988

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.

Phone: 1-800-662-4357

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.

Phone: 610-782-3127

Lehigh County Department of Human Services

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.

Phone: 610-820-8451

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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.

National Eating Disorder Association

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.

Phone: 1-800-931-2237

Text: 1-800-931-2237

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The 24/7 hotline connects callers to a network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in distress.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

Teléfono: 1-888-628-9454

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Hotline

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.

Phone: 1-800-622-4357

The Trevor Project

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.

Phone: 1-866-488-7386

Text “START” to 678678

Veterans Crisis Line

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.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

Tough Topics in the Library

Looking for mental health resources in the library and don’t know where to start? Try our list of call numbers below, browse our catalog or ask a librarian for assistance.

Abuse 362.76

Abusive Relationships 362.82, 362.8292

Anger/Aggression 152.47

Anorexia 152.46, 616.8526

Anxiety 152.47, 616.8522

Autism Spectrum Disorders 616.8588

Body Image 616.852

Bulimia 616.8526

Bullying 305.343, 371.58

Cutting/Self Harm 616.8582

Date/Acquaintance Rape 362.883

Depression 616.8527

Drug Abuse/Addiction 362.29

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 616.8521

Rape 364.1532

Suicide 362.28

Teen Dating Violence 158.2, 306.73

Trans/Gender Identity Issues 306.768

Fact Sheets

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

May is Mental Health Month

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