Family Supports

Not sure where to start?  Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A), Intellectual Disability (ID), or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.

 

 

 

Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)

 

 

 

crisis text lineThe Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 support and information.

For ANYONE, in ANY type of crisis, who prefers to use TEXT.  
(Just text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US.)

Please print and share the following flyers below:

Crisis Text Line Flyer 1          Crisis Text Line Flyer 2

 

 

 

 

The PA Family Alliance for Children’s Services

mission . . . . . is to bring together the voices of families of children, youth and young adults with social, behavioral, emotional and learning challenges by working collaboratively with community & systems partners across the state of PA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Screening Tools

(provided by Mental Health America)

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

 

 

 

Do you have a family member who just received a mental health diagnosis? Here’s some help …

Beaver County Resources for Families

 

HELPING BC-SCORES

Get HELP 24/7 by calling (800) 400-6180

One of the resources available to help families in our area is the HELP Team, along with more than 10 HELPING BC-SCORES providers in the Beaver County System of Care that aim to support youth through case management, counseling, housing, mentoring, education and more.  See the details.

The HELP Team referral form has fillable data fields.
Click here for an electronic copy.

 

Community Alternatives

For the past 20+ years, Community Alternatives has served the Behavioral and Mental Health needs of Western Pennsylvania and Beaver County.  A program overview is shown below.

Outpatient Mental Health Services   (brochure)

Individual, group, and family counseling,  Psychiatric assessment and medication management, Counseling to address marital conflict and communication problems,  Parenting and anger management skills training,  Play and creative therapy

Mentoring opportunities through Community Alternatives, Inc.   (more info)

Most recently, program components are now available for specific needs of the schools, such as Girl Talk, a social support group for early teen females, as well as Bridging the Gap, which is a program that assists elementary aged youth by having local high school students trained as mentors to work with them on projects for personal and community empowerment.

 

 

Family Services of Beaver County

737 5th Avenue
New Brighton  PA  15066
Office: 724-847-7713

Established in 1887, this agency expanded its vision to include, not just physical, but emotional support to the community.   Today, counseling services are the primary focus of our agency including individual, adult, and marriage counseling, as well as family, child, and adolescent therapy.

Click HERE for more information about our services, counseling and classes.

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., by appointment.  ​Fees are based on a sliding scale, based on income.

 

 

NAMI Beaver County 

1229 Third Street
Beaver, PA  15009
724.888.6877

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone.  Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation.  You can also help others through your own experience.  In the program, you’ll learn:

How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
Finding and using local supports and services
Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
The impact of mental illness on the entire family

Contact Carla Braund by email at carlabraund@namibeavercounty.com to learn more about the F-2-F Educational Program and register for the next (spring or fall) class.  

 

NAR-ANON

“Sharing Wisdom One Day at a Time”

Nar-Anon, (led by Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia),  is a 12-step self-help program based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model that is designed for the family members of people who live with substance use disorders.  Although not a NAMI program, NAMI-Beaver County is proud to host this group in our meeting room.  Every Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.  Phone Suzanne at:  724.544.0810

 

 

 

 

 

Beaver County Reality Tour®  

Being a teen today is hard, and so is being a parent.  Alcohol?  Marijuana?  Social Media?  Opioids?  Let us help you start the conversation.

New tour dates will be posted soon.    Registration is required; click above to register online.

(Reality Tour® is presented locally by Keystone Wellness Programs on behalf of Beaver County Behavioral Health.)

 

 

 

 

Other Resources for Family Members

 

The Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer

When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue

Becoming a Happy Empty Nester

Understanding Mental Health Issues in Seniors

Family Communication Plan for Parents

 

 

For Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Counselors and Staff, Youth Workers, and anyone interested in Teen Mental Health:

Families for Depression Awareness

hosts this free webinar for loved ones of teens . . .

“Faced with balancing school, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, social interactions, and family issues, teens today often struggle to stay afloat.  Those who have suffered trauma and those whose communities are under-resourced or unsafe may face additional stressors.  Caring adults can help teens alleviate stress and depression symptoms by encouraging development of positive coping skills.”

Access the webinar here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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