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March 11, 2021

Mental Health & Health Services

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.

Access Services, IntersectThis new 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 throughout April 2021. Learn more and register 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.

ICNA (Muslims for Humanity)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
  • 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 Registration for spring 2021 courses is open: www.lakesidelink.com/training with this additional video resource series available: Coping with COVID-19 for Parents: A video series by Lakeside

Mental Health Partnerships announces 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. Info: No pre-registration is required; Every Monday (excluding holidays), 11:45 am-1:45 pm; Join through zoom; Contact Clare Higgins, Program Supervisor, for 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.

  • 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
  • Contact Clare Higgins, Program Supervisor, for questions, 267-977-4930

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 a new 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: 1.800.221.6333, 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 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 Public Health. Free COVID-19 test sites, with 6 locations across the County. Check here for locations and hours of operation. Questions? Call 610.631.3000 from 8 am to 3 pm or email COVID19@montcopa.org.

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

  • Read the spring 2021 newsletter here!
  • 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 April Virtual Support Group Schedule
  • Learn more here about parent/caregiver virtual support groups
  • Learn more here about virtual drop in office hours
  • HelpLine is available M-F, 9am-3pm, 215-361-7784
  • New NAMI MontCo PA Teen Chat Group starting in February, Sundays at 5:30pm, beginning 2/7/21! 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.
  • New 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. Listen to the podcast here!

National Drug Take Back Day is April 24! National Drug Take Back Day looks to 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 1-855-284-2494 or Click here for the flyer

PA Health Access Network (PHAN)

Penn FoundationOpen, taking new clients, applying new safeguards, continuing virtual services. Make an appointment by calling 215.257.6551. Beginning Sept 1: New Outpatient Detox Program to help individuals safely and comfortably begin their recovery journey. For more info, contact 215.257.9999. Learn about their entire, comprehensive continuum of addiction care here.

SE Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office

Tend to Hope provides self-care items and hope-building resources to individual in mental health crisis facilities.

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 1.888.521.0983.
  • New support group for people who have lost a loved one due to homicide. Call 1.888.521.0983 to register.

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