Carry And Share Wallet Cards

Please call or write to schedule a time to pick up a stack of “carry and share” suicide prevention wallet cards that may be left in sitting areas, restrooms and on informational tables.  You can also pass these out to classrooms or staff.  These compact cards are the size of a business card and may be discreetly carried in a wallet or purse to reference in difficult mental health-related moments.  They also include warning signs and phone numbers to call in both emergency and non-emergency situations.  

 

Back To School Toolkit 2020

Mental Health America (MHA) has developed its 2020 Back to School Toolkit to help students, parents, and school personnel navigate the uncharted waters of COVID-19.  You will find many resources and graphics to share here.

How To Start A Conversation Worksheet

Mental Health America (MHA) has developed this worksheet from Mental Health America’s 2020 Mental Health Month Toolkit to help you think about how to start this conversation.

Bundle of Solutions

We’ve partnered to offer adults and children solutions for unmet mental health needs, including free counseling sessions, mental health copay assistance, medication assistance, financial assistance and virtual support groups. Any Lancaster County resident has access to no-cost support, regardless of your employment status.    

Mental Health Screenings

Free, Confidential mental health screenings.  Screens are taken from the privacy of your personal device and are available 24/7.  This is an important step in speaking up for your mental health, through a personal evaluation that is intended to help you get started.

MHA National 

MHA National is the parent organization of MHA Lancaster County and it has nationwide resources that will help you find the local MHA affiliate or services in your area of the country.  You will also find a broad set of comprehensive Covid-19 resources and information on the  MHA National’s Covid-19 page.  They also have a set of resources and statistics for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). The continued use of “minority or marginalized” sets up BIPOC communities in terms of their quantity instead of their quality and removes their “person-hood”. Learn more on the BIPOC page.

Facebook Page For Mental Health America of Lancaster County

Visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mhalancaster/ throughout the month of September to either share, or copy and repost our suicide prevention posts throughout the month of September.  You are welcome to do this at any time.

Virtual Mental Health Support Groups

Free, confidential groups are available for many mental health conditions as an alternative to, or addition to, traditional counseling.  Visit our support groups page to learn what to expect and how to connect.  No diagnosis required – just an identification with the condition.

Child and Adult Advocacy

An Advocate will help you understand the laws, rules, regulations and available local services.  Advocacy services are available for children (through school-based advocacy) and adults.  Start your personal conversation with an advocate who will guide you throughout your journey to recovery You may also access the self-care guide that includes contact information on how to start a conversation with an MHA Advocate.  

MHA National Covid 19 Information Page

Find the most up to date information about the Lancaster County office, including our adjustments to services and programs for social and environmental factors.

Prison Program

MHALC has partnered with Lancaster County Prison to provide mental health support to incarcerated individuals.

Donate to the Mental Health Recovery Fund

Make a donation to the new Dr. Krak Mental Health Recovery Fund, which was just created to expand mental health services and support for Lancaster County families and their loved ones impacted by mental illness. Donations can be made online by clicking the link.  Also, see the announcement on Facebook’s Paging Dr. Krak’s profile.

Share Help Lines On Social Media

Use the two images to share important numbers on social media ongoing.  The second image can be paired with the numbers:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Crisis Text Line: Text “MHA” to 741-741
Safe2Say: 1-844-723-2729 or www.safe2saypa.org
Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Get Help Now Line (substance use disorders) 1-800-662-4357
Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-888-772-7227 or https://pcar.org/help-in-pa
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-799-7233 or www.PCADV.org
United Way of Pennsylvania: Text your zip code to 898-211 or visit http://www.uwp.org/211gethelp
Pennsylvania’s Support & Referral Helpline 855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600
Lancaster County Crisis Line: 717-394-2631
Mental Health America of Lancaster County for no-cost, one-to-one, non-emergency guidance & ongoing support at 717-397-7461 or mha@mhalancaster.org.