If you need immediate assistance call 1-877-236-4600 or 610-236-0530

Resources

Service, Access & Management Inc. (SAM Inc)

SAM Inc. is a not- for profit mental health case management and crisis intervention/emergency services provider in Berks County. We offer 24 hour telephone and community based crisis intervention services to those in need.  This is a free service to anyone in Berks County. Click on the link below to lear more about Service, Access & Management Inc.

1-877-236-4600 or 610-236-0530

Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance (GRMHA)

The Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance serves the Berks County community by offering a host of services to those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Some services include advocacy, educational and support groups as well as peer support services. Please click on the link below to learn more!

The Trevor Project

Is a site for crisis and suicide prevention for the LGBTQ population. The Trevor project offers chat, text and telephone services.

PA211

PA211 is a statewide collaborative for health and human service information for Pennsylvanians. This easy-to-remember 2-1-1 phone number will link PA residents with human services throughout Pennsylvania.

RUOK Berks?

Feeling hopeless or depressed? You’re not alone. We’re here to help you! Text ruOK to 484-816-7865

The Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students

The purpose of this guide is to help identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students — and where and when to seek help.

Suicide as a Public Health Problem

On June 9th 2017 Community Care Behavioral Health and the Berks County MH/DD/HealthChoices Program hosted Let’s Talk About It ruOK that concentrated on education and collaboration around suicide and suicide prevention. Dr. Matthew Wintersteen Matthew B. Wintersteen, PhD Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior served as the Keynote speaker

Staying Well

During times like these, it is important to take care of yourself especially if you are responsible for taking care of others.  Below are some suggestions for ways to manage your stress and stay well.

Something Strange Happened in My City

A social story about the coronavirus pandemic for children.

Coping with COVID-19 Concerns

As the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) provides up-to-date information relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we also want to prepare our residents for protecting their mental health as it is an integral and essential component of health. As information spreads about COVID-19, it can be overwhelming and scary to hear that you should stay at home and may even lead to increased fear and anxiety.

Stress and Coping

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

Coronavirus is an illness that can be spread from person to person through droplets – like from coughing or sneezing. The symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. You may hear it called coronavirus, COVID-19, or novel coronavirus.

Social Distancing Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about social distancing and why it’s important when people are sick.

Youre Not Alone!

Call Abilities In Motion’s Social Connection Line.

Social isolation can take a toll. Connecting with others is important. It’s nice to have someone to talk to! This call line is not for program servies or emergencies. We’re here to listen. Let’ connect!

610-790-9632 (English)
610-823-5237 (Spanish)
484-987-4393 (Veterans’ Line)

Call Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

24/7 Counseling Helpline

The Statewide Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff that are  available 24/7 to respond to those struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Staff at the Helpline refer callers to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational. The number to call is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600