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March 11, 2021

Find local resources for mental health: Bucks County and Montgomery County

Abington Jefferson Health. Please see below for updated information regarding Abington Jefferson Health Clinics and Support Groups, with information available in English, Brazilian, Portuguese, Korean, and Spanish.

  • Please click here for a Guide for Patients
  • Please click here for a Clinic Listing
  • Please click here for a flyer on a Caregiver’s Virtual Support Group, available the 1st Wednesday of each month, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Please click here for Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center’s Oncology Patient and Caregiver Programs and Support Services, May – December 2021
  • The Health Nexus is a source for timely articles, resources, and groundbreaking research information!

Jefferson Health – Abington Faith Community Nursing Advisory Council presents “Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma-Informed Care” Wednesday, September 29th, 6pm–8pm. The program will be conducted virtually via Zoom platform. Registration is required, with a deadline of Wednesday, September 22nd. Registration information must be emailed to: Rachelle.Longcoy@Jefferson.edu. To register, please provide the following information in your email: Name of the participant, Email address, Contact phone number, Zip code. If you have any questions, please call Shelly Longcoy at 215-361-6796

Access Services, IntersectThis initiative from Access Services supports those standing at the intersection of faith and mental health. Intersect is run by a team of staff equipped to train, consult and collaborate with human services providers and faith communities.

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter offers virtual support groups and resources for dementia caregivers. Learn more here.

Center for Loss and Bereavement. Executive Director, Emily Vincent, emv@bereavementcenter.org, offers to present an hour-long forum on Zoom with your staff: Endurance in Grief: Supporting Your Organization through COVID-19 Losses and Restoration Efforts. Reach out to Emily if you’d like to discuss hosting this session for/with your staff.

Family Services of Montgomery County’s Project HOPE offers free and confidential Hepatitis C, STI, and HIV Testing at two locations in Montgomery County, as well as information on how to connect to PrEP services, case management, and at-home testing. Please click here for the flyer or contact Ana Torres.

HealthLink is a free dental clinic serving uninsured, low-wage earning adults and military veterans in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Click here for the flyer sharing more information and services!

Hope and Help Network. Developing a Healthy Grieving Program to help churches, organizations, or agencies seeking to assist their members with handling grief through loss. A special component deals with traumatic grief. Learn more by email or phone 215-301-1436.

HopeWorx promotes the continued development of a community environment that supports and believes in the expertise and passion of consumers to create and direct their own paths to health and recovery, leading to the ultimate goal of reliance of oneself or one’s own power.

ICNA (Muslims for Humanity). To learn more about the Shams Clinic serving the Philadelphia area, click here. To register for the programs below, contact Aneeza Fazli-Haq, Clinic Operations Manager/Counselor

  • Anxiety & Support Group. Meets on Zoom on Thursdays from 11am-12pm. Click here for the registration form.
  • The Road to Adulthood. 12-week psycho-educational support group series for 20-something Muslim females. Meets on Zoom from 8:30-9:30pm on Wednesdays

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia COVID-19 response & resources here: www.jfcsphilly.org/covid19resources

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund Shining A Light series! This series inspires, engages and offers tangible topics/resources for families, the community and healthcare professionals as it relates to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund mission of “lightening the burdens and lifting the spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries, while respecting the pride and dignity of families in need. The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund provides financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items to families in PA, New Jersey, and Delaware; the Fund advocates for and provides education and information to families nationwide.” Tune in to the Shining A Light series. Typically hosted Thursdays at 12pm.

Lakeside Global Institute  has video resource series available: Coping with COVID-19 for Parents: A video series by Lakeside

Mental Health Partnerships offers weekly virtual drop in office hours, where families and community providers can learn about how MHP supports families, ask questions and receive resources and support, and connect face to face with the Family Peer Support Partners in the office. Get the flyer here!

  • No pre-registration is required
  • Every Monday (excluding holidays), 11:45 am-1:45 pm
  • Join through zoom
  • Questions: 267-977-4930

Mental Health Partnerships also offers Parent/Caregiver Virtual Support Groups. Join for virtual family support groups where you can connect with other parents who share similar experiences, learn about resources, receive non-judgmental support, and share stories of hope and strength. Get the flyer here!

  • All support groups are co-facilitated by Family Peer Support Partners
  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month (excluding holidays), 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • A separate one-time pre-registration is required for both 2nd and 4th week sessions. A Zoom link will be provided in the confirmation email.
  • Questions: 267-977-4930

Montgomery County Community College offers POWER (Partnership On Work Enrichment and Readiness Program), a FREE two-college credit course, offered to anyone in recovery from mental health and/or substance misuse disorder. They are accepting applications for the spring semester now. Classes will be offered on-campus, in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our mandatory orientation will be held on January 13, 2022, and the first day of class beginning January 20, 2022. It is easy to apply. You can click on this link and submit an application.

Montgomery County Health and Human Services

Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network. Join us for a Taking Back Our Power hearing voices group. These groups are open to anyone with the experience of hearing voices, or experiencing other phenomena not shared by others. We offer a non-clinical, non-judgmental environment for free and open discussion away from traditional psychiatric treatment. If you hear, see, smell, or feel things that other people can’t perceive, this group is for you. Everything that happens in the meetings in confidential. We’re available for you three times a week, online. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 3pm. Learn more here.

Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol Services. 610-278-3642

  • Sign up for a yard sign for your business, municipal bldg, and/or home to promote the app and website: “Talk. They Hear You” created by SAMHSA, and directed by Montgomery County to help prepare parents to discuss, talk with, and coach their children regarding drug experimentation and use. Learn more. For local info or signs, contact Cathy Fried, projectliveup@gmail.com, 724-617-7203.
  • Get Naloxone. Submit a request online
  • Recovery Supports. Contact Community Center Info/Referral Line: 800-221-6333, Mon thru Fri, 9 am to 9 pm, or contact Claudia Herman, cherman@councilsepa.org or Brittaney Margiotta, bmargiotta@councilsepa.org
  • Find virtual resources

Montgomery County Office of Public Health. View Health Center and other information and resources. For COVID-19 specific information, including testing and vaccines, click here.

  • Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are open various hours each weekday at four locations across the County weather permitting. Testing is available to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Montgomery County. Appointments can be made on weekdays starting at 7 a.m. online or starting at 8:30 a.m. by calling (610) 970-2937. Click here for Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites.
  • Click here for COVID-19 vaccine registration information
  • For more information, contact: COVID19@montcopa.org or the COVID-19 Hotline: 833-875-3967 (Hotline hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Starting Tuesday, July 6, Montgomery County Office of Public Health will be accepting appointments for child and adolescent immunizations at their Norristown and Pottstown Public Health Centers that will be reopening in August. They will be serving children and adolescents who live or go to school in Montgomery County. Appointments are required. For more information, view this flyer or visit www.montcopa.org/immunizations.

NAMI Bucks County is offering Ending the Silence, a mental health and suicide awareness program for all Bucks County students. Ending the Silence instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness. Click here for more information. Click here for information about online support groups and wellness events.

NAMI Montco PA

  • Click here to see their fall support schedule. All groups are confidential, no cost to attend, mask required for in person events, registration required
  • NAMI Face to Face: Free, 8-session Educational Program for family, friends, and significant others of adults living with mental illness: 2 registration options!
  • Creating Increased Connections is proud to offer Circle of Hope peer-to-peer led discussion groups, online, four days a week. Please join for lively conversation about how we are feeling, our successes and challenges, our recovery, and how we maintain our wellness. Everything said in the groups is confidential and everyone is welcome. Mondays & Tuesdays, 12pm; Wednesdays, 1pm; Thursdays, 10:30am. Learn more here.
  • Click here for information about a Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Children and Adolescents with Mental Illness
  • Click here for the October Virtual Support Group Schedule.
  • HelpLine is available M-F, 9am-3pm, 215-361-7784
  • NAMI MontCo PA Teen Chat Group, Sundays at 5:30pm. NAMI Teen Chat is designed for any high school student in Montgomery County who is living with mental health challenges or those who need support handling their hard days. This group provides a safe space to talk with other teens and share your experiences, while getting support, resources, and maybe make a new friend. Groups are led by NAMI trained facilitators and are free and confidential.
  • Podcast Series: Sound Mind recently launched a new podcast series called Going There with Consequence of Sound. Hosted by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Mike, the weekly series aims to create a safe space for musicians and creatives to have honest, healthy conversations about mental health. Each episode covers artists’ experiences dealing with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and addiction. The goal is to de-stigmatize these topics and amplify awareness of mental health.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is considering suicide, help is available. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741.

PA Department of Drug and Alcohol, Drug Take Back Locations provide convenient, responsible and safe means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential abuse of medications. This initiative is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol.

PA Department of Health. Pennsylvania Support and Referral Helpline (Persevere PA, COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program) has trained professionals available 24/7 ready to help you navigate these unprecedented challenges. These services are free and confidential. Connect with a free crisis counselor if you’re feeling alone, stressed, or overwhelmed. Call 855-284-2494 or Click here for the flyer

Pennsylvanian’s Get Help Now Hotline is a confidential hotline available around the clock, 365 days a year to connect you or a loved one with local substance use treatment and services. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

PA Health Access Network (PHAN)

Penn Foundation. Learn more about the Kinship Support Group that offers grandparents and family members the opportunity to meet with others who are raising children as a result of the opioid epidemic.
Please see the flyer for additional details.

  • Effective July 1, 2021, Penn Foundation has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network! Together, St. Luke’s and Penn Foundation will deliver high-quality, integrated, behavioral health and substance use disorder services, creating the largest, fully integrated network of mental and behavioral health services in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Learn more here. 

SE Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office. This Office serves as the central contact for regional specialty services and oversees, coordinates, and identifies opportunities for service development. The office is also the gatekeeper for regional specialty services, and arranges technical assistance and consultation as needed to ensure that services are tailored to support individual needs. In addition, the office provides trainings for Mental Health First Aid, QPR-Suicide Prevention, and the National GAINS Center Trauma Trainings.

  • FREE Mental Health First Aid Fall 2021 Trainings sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health. There are now three platforms for conducting Mental Health First Aid classes through the National Council: Virtual, Blended, and In-person. Sessions starting in October. Register today for adult and youth trainings.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid at Christ Lutheran Church 2211 Mainland Rd. Harleysville, PA 19438 October 2, 2021, 8:30 -3:30 (Includes lunch and morning coffee) Learn more and register at www.fivecountymh.org.

Tend to Hope’s mission is to provide self-care items and hope-building resources to individuals in mental health crisis facilities. Their “Seeds of Hope” bags are designed to enhance treatment and restore dignity by helping individuals feel more human, cared for and worthy of a good life. Learn more!

Veterans Crisis Line: If you are a veteran and in crisis, you can call the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to everyone. All calls are confidential.

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County offers two support groups for the community:

  • Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Child Sexual Abuse. 8-week, virtual group; all genders welcome. To join, call 888-521-0983.
  • New support group for people who have lost a loved one due to homicide. Call 888-521-0983 to register.

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