It can happen to anyone . . .
Mental illness is a medical condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, acts, or relates to others or their surroundings. Approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in a given year. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and vary from person to person. In many cases, daily life is hard to handle. But with expert diagnosis and treatment, one can often get life back on track.
5 warning signs that someone is suffering and may need help:
- A Change in Personality
- Uncharacteristic Anxiety, Anger or Moodiness.
- Social Withdrawal and Isolation
- Lack of Self-Care or Risky Behaviors
- A Sense of Hopelessness or Feeling Overwhelmed
NOTE: These warning signs, particularly when occurring together, are an indicator that it is time to seek help – for yourself or for others.
What can I do?
The safety of you and your loved ones is ALWAYS the greatest priority. Help is available 24/7 at:
UPMC – Beaver County Crisis
We’re here to help!
(Dial this number or 911, if the person has suicidal
thoughts or intent, or thoughts of harming others.)
Seeking Professional Help
In Beaver County, residents can phone Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH) at 724.891.2827 or 1.800.318.8138 to schedule a confidential outpatient evaluation to determine if treatment is needed for mental health difficulties, drug & alcohol misuse, or a co-occurring disorder. Our staff focuses on each individual’s strengths, interests and goals while supporting recovery. We provide linkage and access to resources and required services as identified in the treatment/service plan.
Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH)
Direct Services Unit
Human Services Bldg.
1070 Eighth Ave, 2nd Fl.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Beaver County System of Care
The System of Care is a framework and philosophy of collaboration across agencies and community-based services and involves the community and natural supports.
Under the direction of BCBH, our System addresses the complex needs of all individuals, providing services that are accessible, continuously available and emphasize health promotion, prevention, early intervention, resiliency, recovery and rehabilitation.
- Education & Employment
- Integrated Healthcare
- Justice / Legal
- Family Supports
- Natural Supports
- Peer Support
The Beaver County System of Care Website (www.bc-systemofcare.org) is a resource for “all things recovery” in Beaver County. From the privacy of home, one can gain linkage to system partners and detailed info about people served, finding support, upcoming events, free trainings, continuing education, system quality improvement, initiatives such as SPA (Single Point of Accountability), wellness resources, and more . . .
Still can’t find what you’re looking for?
Need help with navigating the System of Care?
Contact the Recovery Coordinator at 724.624.7203.
Other Local Support and Recovery Resources
Find additional resources by category at:
NAMI – Beaver County
1229 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides education, advocacy and recovery support to individuals and family members concerned with serious mental illness or brain disorders. Phone 724.888.6877 to learn about ongoing NAMI Programs in Beaver County. Join us!
Mental Health Association (MHA)
105 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA 10574
Advocacy. Support. Socialization programs. Need a partner in health and recovery? Ask about our Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) program. 724.775.4165
Drug and Alcohol Resources
Explore local options at: www.bc-systemofcare.org/general-drugs-and-alcohol-resources/ or call 1.877.597.5535.
First Presbyterian Church
Beaver 252 College Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
“Let’s Talk About Mental Health” Educational Ministry
“Finding Help, Hope and Support in Beaver County”
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