America — and Philadelphia — is facing a mental health crisis. You’ve heard the statistics. Youth depression, opioid addiction, suicidal ideation are on the rise, as  the numbers of Americans with medical insurance that covers mental health decline. In Philly, poverty, systemic racism, gun violence, and ensuing trauma compound the crisis.

It’s no wonder so many Philadelphians feel anxious, depressed, burnt out, just plain down — or much worse. Please, use this guide to help yourself and the ones you care about.

The City, state, academic, and local nonprofits listed below free and low-cost support for mental health care. The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Health and Behavioral Services, offers additional resources here and here.

Remember: Help is out there. You are not alone.



Learn More:

How to Get Low-Cost (and Free) Mental Health Services in Philadelphia