Mental Health Resources
Here are some resources to help you cope with the challenges you may be experiencing due COVID-19. If you would like additional information or support, college counselors and advisors may be reached via email or by calling the Information Center at 724-925-4000.
- Crisis Hotline 1-800-836-6010
- Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741
- Trevor Lifeline 866-488-7386
Statewide helpline for those struggling with anxiety due to COVID19
1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600. It will be staffed around the clock.
Tools for taking care of yourself
For Families and Children
Community Resources and Supports
- United Way 211 for finding local resources
- Pennsylvania Health Access Network
- Pennsylvania updates on COVID-19
- Domestic violence support through Blackburn Center 1-888-832-2272
- Free internet access
- National Parks
Resources for Children
Activities for Families
- Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
- "Frozen" actor Josh Gad will be reading to kids on his Twitter page
- Illustrator and author Mo Willems will be doing lunch-time "doodles"
- Adams Memorial Library offering online registrations for eBooks & eAudiobooks!
Managing Your Mental Health Through the COVID-19 Pandemic (from Mental Health America of Southwestern PA)
The current unprecedented global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is proving to be a time of stress and anxiety for many people, but for those who already experience mental health conditions, it is even more worrisome. These feelings may seem overwhelming, but learning to deal with them in an appropriate way will not only lead to a stronger you, but also a stronger community as a whole.
If you already have a mental health condition, you should continue with your current
treatment plan and be aware of new or worsening symptoms.
To help individuals navigate through the pandemic, several agencies have developed comprehensive lists of resources that are available to individuals who may be struggling through this crisis. Some of these include:
Based on the results of their anxiety screens, Mental Health America recognized the importance of providing an information hub for consumers to access information regarding mental health and COVID-19 which features articles and videos about the outbreak.
UPMC/Community Care Behavioral Health has valuable information about the virus and how to get help if you feel that you've been affected.
Beacon Health Options has compiled an extensive list of resources to help manage mental health conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a website for managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic. This site provides resources for parents, first responders, and those in quarantine.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has additional resources available for those experiencing mental health and substance use issue during emergency situations as well as how to prepare for emergencies.
Westmoreland Community Action has prepared a list of resources to help assist Westmoreland County residents during this difficult time.
Through the United Way Southwest, the PA 2-1-1 line is available. With this service, local county government and provider agencies work to ensure important local program information is accessible through the helpline when it is most needed.