Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources 2017-02-07T13:43:10+00:00

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Addiction Center

A professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. Our goal is to increase awareness of the addiction epidemic spreading through the state.

For 24/7 Treatment Help Call: (877) 655-5116

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
It is important to understand alcohol or drug addiction and their causes before you can overcome them. At, their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue a lifelong recovery.
24/7 Help

Nar-Anon: Alone No More

Providing essential support for the family & friends of people living with drug addiction.
Join us, talk with us, connect with us. Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm hosted at Beth Sholom Congregation, Pre-school Entrance, South Side of the Building 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, 19027
Contact Steve: moc.liamg@thgindewpevets

JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others) and JACS Teens
JACS is dedicated to: “Encouraging and assisting Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment; Promoting knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish community; and acting as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Jefferson’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
The psychiatrists and therapists of Jefferson’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior provide services to Hospital patients. In addition, we focus special attention on the consultation and treatment of the most common psychiatric problems of anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance abuse, eating disorders and sleep disorders.

Friends Hospital
Friends Hospital was founded based on the belief that all people, even those with a mental illness, can live a “moral, ordered existence if treated with kindness, dignity and respect.” Today, Friends Hospital still operates under this original mission as written by the Hospital’s founders and, using the principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness

Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Hospital
This is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings. They include Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care; evidence-based Treatment & Special Education; Transition and Independent Life Services, Family Education and Professional Training; Research and Innovation to advance the field; and Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention.

Horsham Clinic
The Horsham Clinic has helped children, teens, adults and older adults manage and overcome a number of mental health issues at its 55-acre campus in suburban Philadelphia. The Horsham Clinic is committed to providing quality behavioral health care services that effectively and efficiently meets the individual needs of every patient from the population we serve. We are committed to restoring every patient’s emotional well-being through interdisciplinary clinical programs and care that are provided by highly skilled professionals.

Belmont Behavioral Hospital
Belmont Behavioral Hospital is one of the largest mental and behavioral healthcare providers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. For the past 75 years, this hospital has been offering life-saving and life-changing treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults alike, and supplies a full continuum of care designed to meet the various treatment needs of all who require top notch mental and behavioral healthcare services.

Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital offers unique and individualized programming that sets us apart from many other treatment facilities. Brooke Glen has been providing psychiatric services to the Philadelphia area for more than 40 years. Located in Fort Washington, PA, Montgomery County, our facility provides a peaceful setting for those seeking treatment for mental illness.
24/7 Assessments

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Philadelphia
A licensed 36-bed acute care psychiatric hospital providing inpatient psychiatric stabilization and treatment to adults ages 55 and older who are experiencing acute symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychosis. We also treat individuals who are suffering from other medical conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients are treated through a program of comprehensive assessments, medication evaluation and stabilization before a coordinated return to an appropriate environment. We are a facility committed to excellence for the treatment of our patients.
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI)

Einstein Mental and Behavioral Health
The largest array of mental health services in the Philadelphia area. Einstein provides mental and behavioral health care in the Philadelphia region. We have a 75-year tradition of caring for all ages, around-the-clock. Being a part of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia strengthens our position as a full-scale provider for medical treatment as well as mental and behavioral health treatment.
For 24-hour emergency care, call 215-951-8300
For inpatient admissions, call 215-456-3209
For outpatient admissions, call 215-456-9850
For LGBTQ+ specific outpatient care, call 215-420-0989

Help Yourself. Help Others – Screening for Mental Health
Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time—it’s part of life. But if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.

A grassroots Jewish organization established by concerned parents and mental health professionals committed to improving the quality of life for adult individuals with mental illness. What began as a forum where families could cope with mental illness positively and purposefully quickly evolved into a social program aimed at promoting community opportunities for individuals. We reduce isolation, increase independence, provide educational opportunities and enhance Jewish identity.
267-581-5291 for local meetings

Families for Depression Awareness
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NAMI helpline: 800-950-NAMI
Montgomery County
Bucks County:
Philadelphia Northeast: ten.nozirev@eflj
National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.
800- 826-3632

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) at Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine
Mindfulness is a meditative process that quiets the mind and releases physical distress. Through mindfulness you can experience greater vitality and well-being in the present moment. Participants are asked to make a strong commitment to attend all sessions, and to practice meditation/relaxation techniques on a daily basis throughout the eight-week program.

Mental Health First Aid
12-hour training course that teaches a basic understanding of common mental health disorders, warnings signs and risk factors of a potential mental health crisis; a 5-step action plan to assess critical situations, initiate appropriate interventions, and ensure the individuals receive proper care; connect people with treatment options; and provide resources available.

The Treatment Advocacy Center
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Healthy Minds Philly is an online tool and resource to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians. The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has combined its behavioral health care and intellectual disability services into one complete system as part of its public health strategy and approach.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

GLBT National Help Center
An organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline, the GLBT National Youth Talkline, and the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.

National Youth Crisis Hotline
Samaritans has been providing compassionate suicide prevention programs for 40 years. We have provided caring, non-judgmental support on over 2.5 million calls from our community’s most vulnerable individuals. We have trained over 4,500 volunteers with befriending skills that benefit them, not only in their service on our 24/7 Crisis Services, but also in their ongoing relationships and within their communities. We have provided workshops and trainings on suicide prevention to more than 100,000 individuals in human service organizations, churches and community groups. And we have supported over 10,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Boys Town National Hotline
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.

Council for Relationships
Council for Relationships is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research.

JFCS of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community.
Website containing information on different types of therapy, how to find a good therapist, what to expect in therapy and other resources on psychological and emotional healing.
For guidelines on choosing a therapist, see

Sharsheret – Jewish Breast Cancer Support
Young Jewish women facing breast cancer have unique concerns. Consider Sharsheret your personal gateway to the resources you may need over time.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
We can confront these serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.

The Renfrew Center
As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 18 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues move toward recovery. Renfrew provides women suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related mental health problems with the tools they need to succeed in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, except July and August from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Abington Health Adult Day Services/Lansdale Center, located at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale.

Family Caregiver’s Support Group

This support group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
At Abington-Lansdale Hospital
Lisa Scalise at 215-855-1298

Caregiver’s Support Group
At Jefferson Health- Willow Grove

Sarah Maus at (215) 481-3160.

Abramson Medical Adult Day Services
Offers a safe, enriching daytime environment to help keep seniors living as independently as possible in their own homes. Program from 7:00am – 7:00pm

Abramson Care Advisors
Offers advice and information on care centers for elders.

National Elder Care Locator
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.

JEVS Human Services
At JEVS Human Services, we believe in giving people possibilities—opportunities to be self-sufficient and satisfied. Each year we touch more than 35,000 lives, focusing on individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions including unemployment and underemployment.