During the pandemic, it has become clearer than ever that maintaining our mental health is important for our overall well-being. With the stresses, challenges, and uncertainty faced by so many in our communities, we know there is a significant need and demand for mental health services and crisis counseling.
The Department of Human Services’ Persevere PA Program offers 24/7/365 over-the-phone crisis counseling services to Pennsylvania residents which is free and confidential. The program helps Pennsylvanians recover and rebuild their lives and can offer counseling assistance focusing on helping individuals with:
Understanding their current situation and reactions
Reducing stress and providing emotional support
Reviewing their recovery options
Promoting the use or development of coping strategies
Connecting with other people and agencies who can help them in their recovery process
The Persevere PA Support and Referral Helpline can be reached at 1-855-284-2484 (TTY:724-631-5600) and is available in English and Spanish.