Mental & Emotional Wellness Resource Guide

If you or someone you know is having a difficult time just remember that it's okay not to be okay. Help is always available to those who need it.

If you or a loved one is in mental health crisis, CALL:

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – 988

If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 988 to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

he 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Your call is confidential and free.

Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 1-888-772-7227
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 1-800-799-7233
  • Lehigh County Crisis & Intervention Hotline – 610-782-3127
  • Northampton County Crisis & Intervention Hotline – 610-252-9060


Kids Peace

Kids Peace provides free walk-in services for community member, adults and youth, in need of mental health assessments: locations include Broadway Campus in Bethlehem, Green Street or Sacred Heart in Allentown.


If you or a loved one is struggling and needs someone to talk to, CALL:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine – 1-800-950-6264

  • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to [email protected].
  • Crisis Text Line [] – Text NAMI to 741-741
  • The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers do not provide mental health counseling services or referrals to local behavioral health services.


Pinebrook Family Answers Warm Hotline – 610-820-8451

  • The Warmline accepts calls between 6:00 AM and 2:00 AM seven days a week for Lehigh Valley adults challenged by loneliness, confusion, and other mental health concerns, or who need information about available services.


Northampton County Peer Line – 1-855-727-3377

  • A 24 hours/7 days per week toll-free number for individuals in Northampton County who are seeking a listening ear for additional support in their recovery from mental illness.


Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) – 855-284-2494

  • The Warmline is available 24 hours/7 days per week for staff and clients to help people cope with current stressors.


Kids Peace – Teen Central

  • You can find information on a variety of topics. You can also submit a story or post about any crisis, problem or situation you’re struggling with and receive a therapeutic support response within 24 hours, safely, anonymously, and free of charge.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) – 1-855-284-2494 (For TTY, dial 724-631-5600)

  • Available 24/7; The Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.


For those in recovery programs, here are helpful links to stay supported and connected Virtually:


Emotional Wellness & Mindfulness Resources:


For more resources and updated information, follow Resilient Lehigh Valley on Twitter or Facebook.


Helpful Apps to Promote Emotional and Mental Wellness:

What’s Up – For IOS and Android

  • A free app utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people struggling with depression, anxiety and stress.

Happify – For IOS and Android

  • A free app that helps train your brain to overcome negative thinking and provides mood training through games and activities

MindShift – For IOS and Android

  • A free app designed for teens and young adults to help alleviate anxiety and stress.

Healthy Minds Program – For IOS and Android

  • A free mindfulness and meditation app

Lehigh County Technology to Boost Mental Health for Kids


Helpful Resources for Parents and Caregivers to Promote Positive Behavior

Psychology Today


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Positive Parenting Tips


YOLO County Children’s Alliance Strategies To Handle Challenging Behavior in Children


UNICEF Kid Power –  Fun Brain Break Activities for Kids


The Comprehensible Classroom –  Fun Brain Breaks for Kids


If you or a loved one is in need of basic needs (food, clothing, housing, rent or utilities assistance, childcare, etc.):


** For Updates on current behavioral health and substance abuse and recovery services with specific providers in the Lehigh Valley, please go to the Magellan Behavioral Health of PA website for provider updates. This link will be updated every few days with any provider service changes due to the coronavirus health crisis.


For Behavioral Health & Addiction and Recovery Providers:

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Telehealth Guidelines Related to COVID-19

Resources to support your clients

  • Clearly Clinical
    • This 1-hour podcast talks about the psychological impact on your clients and communities (1 free CE is available).
  • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (nicabm)
    • This short video presents a 3-step approach to assisting clients in uncertain times.


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