If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the crisis line for your county or you can call 911 (e.g. if there is immediate danger of physical harm).  In Southeastern Pennsylvania, call:

Bucks County: 800.499.7455
Chester County: 877.918.2100
Delaware County: 855.889.7827
Montgomery County: 855.634.4673
Philadelphia County: 215.686.4420

These crisis lines provide access to staff who are specifically trained for dealing with mental health crises and may provide better help and reduced risk of arrest. Someone is available 24/7 to assess the situation, arrange for an in-person evaluation, and/or make referrals as needed

You can also call one of the following national hotlines to be referred to the closest crisis center:

800.SUICIDE (800.784.2433)
800.273.TALK (800.273.8255)
888.628.9454 (for Spanish speakers)
or text “PA” to the Crisis Text Line: 741-741.

Lifeline Chat, available 24/7, is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

For resources to help you cope with, prepare for and/or prevent a crisis, see https://namimainlinepa.org/resources-for-coping-with-preparing-for-and-preventing-a-crisis/.