24-Hour Suicide Crisis & Intervention Call @ (215) 686-4420

24-Hour Suicide Crisis & Intervention 1-800-273-8255 or TEXT “HOME” to 741741

The City of Philadelphia, through DBHIDS, operates a 24-hour telephone hotline to assist people and their families dealing with behavioral health emergencies:
(215) 685-6440

Mental Health Delegates who answer calls can assist with:

  • Mobile Emergency Team Dispatch
  • Crisis Response Centers-location and information
  • Involuntary Mental Health Commitments
  • Consultation, emergency support and technical advice

Philadelphia residents can call if they (or someone they know):

  • Are suffering from depression
  • Have feelings or thoughts of wanting to harm themselves or others
  • Have feelings of hopelessness
  • Are having difficulty dealing with life stresses
  • Suffer from intense anger or other emotional or substance abuse crises

Compassionate, trained professionals are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers will receive counseling, guidance and direction for receiving prompt evaluation and treatment services.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for those in any type of crisis.  If you text “HOME” to 741741 from anywhere in the United States you will be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.

Just Need to Talk?

Not in an immediate crisis situation but just need to talk to someone who “gets it”?  Call the NAMI Philadelphia WARMline. A safe and confidential number to call for resources, support, education and HOPE!  267-687-4381 *OPTION1 (Operated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Philadelphia, PA)

You can also call:

Philadelphia Warm-line: 1-855-507-9276
*Available Monday through Friday, 4PM to 7PM

Feeling lonely or isolated? Now you can talk with trained Certified Peer Specialists, caring and friendly peers who are sincere and non-judgmental. Sometimes it helps to talk to a person who understands first-hand what you are going through.

Need to talk to someone about treatment or service for mental health or addiction challenges?

Call CBH Member Services:  1-888-545-2600.

Philadelphia’s Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence:

The Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence is a neighbor-driven network of Philadelphians who are called to support communities after violent, often traumatic incidents.  Need help of your neighbors or want to become a Neighbor?  Connect with the team and join the Network!

Volunteer Opportunities

Does becoming a Volunteer Crisis Counselor interest you? The Crisis Text Line will train you after you use their four step application process. Volunteers are asked to commit 4 hours a week for at least a year’s time.

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