CCR – Crisis Line – 800-292-0671 or 800-292-3866; non-crisis office#: 724-431-0095
Behavior Health Emergency Service – 412-350-4457
24 Hour Response – Dial 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Suicide hotline & resource info 1-800-SUICIDE, 1-800-442-HOPE; 1-800-VET2VET; and 1-800-SUICIDA. Kristin Brooks Hope Center
National crisis hotline network automatically connects people who are depressed or suicidal — or those who are concerned about someone they love — to a CONTACT USA or AAS certified crisis center. http://www.hopeline.com and http://www.healthcentral.com/depression
Veteran’s Crisis Line — 1-800-273-8255 Confidential help for Veterans and their families
Ombudsman – 724-287-1965 (For info on managed care and help with filing complaints and grievances; or to solve problems/seek remedies. For consumers of MH/D & A through the network of Value Behavioral Health of PA for Health Choice recipients)
Warmline (Grapevine) 724-431-2488 or 866-431-2489 Toll free
Voice (Domestic violence) – 800-400-8551
Poison Control – 800-222-12222
Other supportive organizations :
- www.CerebralPalsyGuidance.com From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, http://www.CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) The largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illness and their families. Affilliates in more than 1,100 local communities across the country http://www.nami.org (select Find Your Local NAMI) or call 1-800-223-0500
Amongst its programs, NAMI offers :
- Family-to-Family Education Program. Call: 724-431-0069 to register. This 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness is designed to help understand and support your loved ones while maintaining your own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
- NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges. Call: 724-431-0069
- NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group. Call: 724-431-0069 Open to all adults living with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. Encourage your loved one to attend the weekly 90 minute-long meets. Let them know how good it is to be with others who can say, “I’ve been there; I understand.” Free and confidential, designed to connect, encourage and support participants using a structured support group model, led by trained facilitators, living in recovery themselves. No need to register, just come when you feel like you need someone to talk to.
- Chemical Dependency http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ and http://nar-anon.org/
- The Recovery Project offers Certified Recovery Specialists who offer individual recovery support for adults (18 years and older) in recovery from substance use disorders, and a Drop-in Center. For info, call Susan Hetz @ 724-284-4881
- Glade Run Lutheran Services Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group modules 724-283-9436 / 877-328-8537. Meets Tuesdays 12:00 – 2:00 pm for 6 weeks x 4 modules.
The goal is to develop skills to accept things the way they are while working on change to live life more effectively, and to have a life worth living, despite the challenges of mental health issues. Originally created by Marsha Linehan to address Borderline Personality Disorder but has proven to be effective for many other diagnoses. DBT teaches new skills to cope with events and emotions.
Module 1: Emotion Regulation skills to help recognize and manage emotions without impulsively acting in destructive ways: Module: Interpersonal Effectiveness — imparts new tools to assert, set limits and negotiate solutions while being respectful of self and others; Module: Distress Tolerance — tools to handle painful events and tolerate frustrations; Module: Mindfulness — helps focus on the present moment without dwelling on past pains or future worries. Provides tools to overcome negative judgments.
DBT is most successful when paired with individual therapy and outpatient services. DBT is a skills group not a process group, self-help assignments can be taken to individual therapists for discussion and more insight.
Clients must go through the intake and referral process with Glade Run Lutheran Services for insurance approval. Call 724-283-9436 for info or referral
- PA Families, Inc. A PA statewide family network. federally funded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). PFI ensures that family members have a support network that can share information from local family support groups to state and federal boards. When a family is in need, PFI can reach out to over 15,000 listed resources within the 67 counties in Pennsylvania and request help for a family in need. http://www.pafamiliesinc.com or contact: Dianna Brocious at 1-800-947-4941 email@example.com
- http://drugabuse.com/usa/drug-abuse/butler-pa/ provides pertinent information related to Drug Abuse Treatment Programs and Support in Butler, PA . and its nearby Cities. Also provides guidance about the risks of taking illicit and addictive prescription drugs.
- Projectknow.com http://www.projectknow.com/find/butler-pa/. Features Butler Addiction Treatment Centers. For those desiring a solid solution to their addiction woes.
- SAMSHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) http://www.samhsa.gov/
- Pennsylvania Recovery and Resiliency http://www.parecovery.org/
- Compeer Friendship Program Call 724-287-1965 or 1-888-329-0468 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mon – Fri 6:30 am – 4:30 pm Volunteers provide supportive friendships to those who are stressed by psychiatric brain disorders
- Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania (VBH-PA) www.vbh-pa.com (Select For Members, then Member Information. See Member Tip Sheets on: Addiction, ADHD Facts, Depression Facts, Eating Disorder Guidelines, Take your Medicine & Take Care of Yourself, What is Depression?) The website also has links to various resources and websites such as Network of Care, Health Education Answers, etc. Value Behavioral Health supports those with Choices Health Insurance only.
For General Mental Health/Chemical Dependency Information, call 1-800-789-2674 (Value Behavioral Health) and ask for your Community Mental Health Office contact number.
- 2-1-1 Call 2-1-1 for referrals for Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse issues, or emergencies; as well as easy access to customized health, housing, human services, and disaster services information. Currently available 24/7 to over 86.6% of the nation’s population, including 50 states. Powered by United Way. http://pa211sw.org/
- Butler County Human Services – 724-284-5114
- Butler County Information & Referral – 724-285-2264 or 800-944-1449
- Disability Options Network
- 1929 East Washington Street New Castle, PA 16101
- (724) 652-5144 Fax: (724) 654-3342 email@example.com
- a consumer controlled, nonprofit membership organization in Western Pennsylvania, empowering people with disabilities to live as independently as they choose in Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. Disability Options Network is a grass roots advocacy organization concentrating on disability rights issues, as well as skills training, peer support, and information and referral services
- Family Services of BHS – 724-284-4894
- Lifesteps, Inc. (hearing & Speech) – 724-283-1010
- Mental Health Association (MHA) – 724-287-1965
- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) – 724-656-3070 or 800-442-6379 Serves those with impairments that present an impediment to employment. Services to help you prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment. Impairments include: Alcoholism, Amputation; Diabetes; Drug Addiction; Epilepsy; Head Trauma; Heart Disease; Mental Illness; Muscular Disease; Visual Impairments; Developmental Disabilities; Hearing Impairment; Learning Disabilities; Mental Retardation; Neurological Disease; Respiratory Disease; Skeletal & Joint Disease; Speech Impairment; Spinal Cord Injury. Receive the services necessary to become employable: Diagnosis; Counseling & Guidance to select vocational goals and making plans to attain them; Restoration – services to minimize the effect of the impairment on your ability to work; Training – job skills through vocational and technical schools, universities, on-the-job training, or job coaching; Hiram G. Andrews Center – offering comprehensive rehabilitation services including vocational assessment, training and medical services on a residential or commuting basis; Placement – job seeking skills and locating employment opportunities; Post Employment Services aiding in job adjustment. No charge for diagnostic services, counseling, and job placement assistance. OVR Counselors are aware of many agencies and programs that might be of assistance and will refer you to them.
- Guardianship Services through the Mental Health Association in Butler County. 724-287-6844 For those incapacitated or unable to make decisions or manage normal responsibilities of daily living. Gives decision-making responsibility to a qualified, trustworthy individual. May only be appointed by a judge of the Orphans’ Court in the Court of Common Pleas. There is 1) Guardianship of the Person, and 2) Guardianship of the Estate. Sub-groups 1) Plenary Guardianship – guardian handles all ward’s assets, financial affairs and medical decisions; 2) Limited Guardianship — when the ward is determined by the court to be only partially incapacitated. Court defines extent of authority in this type. MHA has been serving as a guardian for over 20 years. As advocates for the mentally ill, the Association has used guardianship services to protect the medical and financial needs of indigent mental health consumers who have no family available to help them make decisions. Most have a debilitating illness which has rendered them unable to make decisions.
- PMHCA (PA Mental Health Consumer’s Association) 717-564-4930 www.pmhca.org Statewide membership organization representative of the individual and collective expression of people who have recovered or are recovering from mental illness.DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance) www.dbsalliance.orgImpact Young Adults, a peer-run nonprofit offering social events and leadership development. http://www.impactyoungadults.org/
- Impact Young Adults, a peer-run nonprofit offering social events and leadership development. http://www.impactyoungadults.org/
- ImpactMORE http://el1684.wix.com/impactmore partners with young adults who want more from their mental health discovery process. Supports projects identified by participants that will make a meaningful difference in their community. Through this, young adults see that their contribution, and their life, matters.
- Schizophrenia Digest http://szdigest.com/
- Bipolar World – http://bipolarworld.net/
- Alletheny County Coalition for Recovery – www.CoalitionforRecovery.org
- National Call Center for Homeless Veterans – 1-377-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) – Hotline helps homeless veterans and their families.
- Navigating Health Insurance Marketplace: Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) has received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a navigator program that will help consumers in Pennsylvania navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace. PMHCA provides enrollment assistance to people who use or need behavioral health services. with the goal of helping as many people as possible across Pennsylvania understand their enrollment coverage options. Contact Lynn Keltz, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association at 717-564-4930.
Medical Assistance Health Plans:
- Gateway Health Plan – 800-392-114
- UPMC for YOU – 800-286-4242
Hospitals or Clinics:
Butler Memorial Hospital – 724-283-6666
Butler Health Systems – 724-284-4266
Children’s Hospital North – 724-935-8400
Community Health Clinic – 724-841-0981
Irene Stacey Community Mental Health Center – 724-287-0791
Torrance State Hospital – 724-459-8000
Veteran’s Adm. Medical Center – 800-362-8262
Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®) http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/wrap/ Learn to identify what makes you well, and then use your own Wellness Tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness. The result is recovery and long-term stability. Your WRAP® program is designed by you in practical, day-to-day terms, and holds the key to getting and staying well. It does not necessarily replace traditional treatments, but can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options you have chosen. This recovery information is being networked through trainings across the country by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and by an ever-growing number of recovery educators through self-help publications, seminars, workshops, presentations, support groups, and the internet.
Clarion Psychiatric Center – 800-253-4906 www.clarioncenter.com 24/7 Assessment & Referrals for Admission — Free. Can also take a Direct admission from a mental health or healthcare professional. For Children/Adolescents/Adults with Behavior Disorders; Anxiety & Panic Disorders; Depression; Extremem Anger; Bipolar Disorder; Paranoi; Mood Disorders; Schizophrenia/Hallucinations/Delusions; Suyicidal Thoughts or Actions; Family Conflict; Trauma-Emotional, Physical, & Sexual; Adjustment & Grief Reactions; Other Mental Health Problems
On-site gymnasium for recreational therapeutic activities; Partial Hospitalization Program for school age children and adolescents; Certified Special Education teacher; Drug & Alcohol education groups; Smoking permitted in courtyard; Music, Art, Recreation and Movement Therapy – group interaction; Education in licensed on-site classroom; Multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, led by a psychiatrist, including master’s level clinicians, allied therapists; Family Education group held weekly for support and to enhance treatment outcomes; Private dining room; Diagnosis & Evaluation by Board Certified & Diplomate in Adult, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists; EMDR Therapy for treatment of Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and Abuse. Accepts most insurance carriers, including many HMO’s and PPO’s
The Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery (ACCR) www.CoalitionforRecovery.org Wood Street Commons, 304 Wood St., 4th Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15222