Boost Your Mood: Community Support

Mental Health First Aid

We think of First Aid as something administered to people in need of physical health intervention. What about people who need immediate assistance for their mental health?

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a free program that teaches you the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises. 
  •  Mental Health First Aid will help you recognize behavioral health disorders, increase your confidence when offering help in a crisis, and greatly improve how helpful you can be to your family, friends, co-workers.      
  •  Become certified in MHFA by completing an interactive 8-hour course, taught by certified instructors, that provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of behavioral health issues.

For more information, visit the MHFA page, email mhfa_philly@pmhcc.org or call 215-685-3755.

Network of Neighbors Trauma Response Network

Trauma is an overwhelmingly stressful experience that can shatter a sense of choice, safety, and trust. 

Network of Neighbors is a free, community-driven trauma response network. We work to reduce violence and trauma by responding more effectively to it — by working alongside the community to address their experience, defining needs and boundaries, and putting community safety and choice first.

  1. Impact and needs assessment in collaboration with the community
  2. Group discussions and community meetings that create safe spaces to come together, receive accurate information, tell your story, share thoughts and reactions, and explore ways of supporting yourself and your community
  3. Free training in trauma-informed approaches, including Psychological First Aid and Post-Traumatic Stress Management
  4. We bring support, presentations, courses, and resources to you. 

Contact the Network to discuss support for your community, free training, a community information session, and information about becoming a Community Trauma Responder.

For more information, call 267-233-4837, email NetworkofNeighbors@phila.gov, or visit DBHIDS.org/networkofneighbors.

NAMI Philly Support Groups

NAMI support groups are peer-led and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees.
For the schedule and group descriptions, visit namiphilly.org.

MONDAY
6 p.m. – Young Adults Group
7:30 p.m. – BIPOC Group

TUESDAY
11 a.m. – Connections Group
7 p.m. – Family Group 

WEDNESDAY
11 a.m. – Women’s Group
4 p.m. – Teen Group

THURSDAY
1 p.m. – Family Group

SATURDAY
10:30 a.m. – Family Group

SUNDAY
7 p.m. – Men’s Group
9 p.m. – Connections Group

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
9:45 a.m. – Sunday Reset Mindfulness Session

Social Determinants of Health Toolkit

Addressing Health Equity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines social determinants of health as the “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality of life risks and outcomes.”

Click here to download the Social Determinants of Health Toolkit.

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