Mental Health Resources

If you are looking for Lancaster County case management services, contact Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Development Services (BH/DS) at (717) 393-0421.  County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities can be reached at 717-399-7355.  Lancaster County Crisis Intervention’s number is 717-394-2631. For additional resources click here.

MHA Customized Resources

Request a customized resource, presentation, speaker, panelist or training on any topic related to mental health or illness through our Mental Health Academy.  Inquire at

(717) 397-7461 or email mha@mhalancaster.org.

MHA also offers a free community lending library featuring books on a variety of mental health topics. Contact our office to check out a book or browse our selection of titles online here. Items may be picked up using social distancing protocal. For statistics and information about mental health, please check out this infographic created by Bradley University’s Online Master of Arts in Counseling Program: Mental Health Infographic.

Mental Health Academy

We can help your school classroom, work place, event group, place of worship or organization take the necessary steps to provide education on difficult subjects. Request a presentation, panelist, resources,speaker or training for your student body, staff, volunteers or community group.

Contact MHA at 717-397-7461 or mha@mhalancaster.org to start a conversation based on your educational goals. We are working both in-person and virtually throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to meet your needs. Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Our topics can be customized or recommended based on common themes:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • De-Escalation and Conflict
  • Resolution
  • Specific Mental Illnesses
  • Self Care
  • Stress Management

Take A Confidential Screening

If you don't know where to turn, and you would like to talk to someone about planning how to get help, then an MHA Advocate can help.

If you are a Lancaster County resident, then email mha@mhalancaster.org or call 717-397-7461 to schedule a time to begin a conversation for yourself, or someone you care about.

If you are outside of the Lancaster County area, please visit mhanational.org to locate the MHA office nearest to you.

Carry & Share Wallet Cards

These cardstock cards fold up discreetly into a business card-sized resources that can be carried:
:
1. in your purse
2. in your wallet
3. in your backpack or briefcase
4. in any room on a countertop

Request a stack for your office, classroom, reception area or a group of people you would like to share them with. Please contact the MHA office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 717-397-7461 or mha@mhalancaster.org to arrange a socially-distanced pick up of the cards, which are intended to prepare YOU to have a way to refer someone to both crisis and non-crisis support.

Gun Locks Project

We have partnered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, West Lampeter Police Department, and Morr's Shooting Range & Gun Store to offer a free kit:

1. free gun lock
2. veteran and county crisis cards
3. gun safety booklets
4. a flyer about the program, including related stats

Gun Lock Kits are available for pick up, at no cost, at any time. Please contact our office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m at 717-397-7461 or mha@mhalancaster.org to arrange a socially-distanced pick up of the kit(s), which are intended for securing any unsecured firearms that you are aware of.