Mental Health Resources

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.

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

crisis text line

The 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 PA to 741741 from anywhere in the US.)

New!  Please print and share the flyers below.

Crisis Text Line Flyer 1

Crisis Text Line Flyer 2


Infographic: A 5-minute Guide to Men’s Mental Health

(provided by Mental Health America)

Click above to check out the infographic for some quick facts about men, mental health, and mental illnesses.

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.

Local Mental Health Resources

Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH)
1040 Eighth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA  15010
Toll-Free: 1.800.318.8138

Services, information, and linkage for persons with mental health, intellectual disability or drug and alcohol concerns.

Beacon Health Options  (formerly “VBH-PA”)
P.O. Box 1840
Cranberry Township, PA 16066-1840
Toll-Free Member Number:  1.877.688.5970

Managed behavioral health services for Medical Assistance (MA) recipients in Beaver County and 12 other Western Pennsylvania counties as part of the HealthChoices program.

Provider Directory and Resource Guide for Beaver County HealthChoices Members

Printable BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE  (provided by Beacon Health Options of PA)

ReferralConnect  – Search online for Individual Doctors, Counselors, Groups, Clinics, Hospitals, Programs,
Search Tips and FAQ

Mental Health Consent Law FAQ flyer 

This infographic provides clarity to the question, “Who can consent to a minor receiving mental health treatment?”

(provided by PA Family Alliance for Children’s Services)

Heritage Valley Health System
Staunton Clinic – Edgeworth

Edgeworth Square
111 Hazel Lane, Suite 300
Sewickley, PA 15143

The Staunton Clinic Outpatient Program provides confidential mental health psychiatric, psychotherapy and case management services for adults, and children in the local communities, schools and surrounding regions.

Staunton Clinic’s staff is noted for their compassion, qualifications and skill. They believe that emotional problems are not cured, they are healed through working partnerships that combine professional expertise with sensitive caring.

Outpatient services include:

  • Clinical evaluations
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
  • Individual, marital and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Blended service coordination
  • DBT Support Groups (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Certified Peer Specialist Program  (referral form)

Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs are offered at three of our Staunton Clinic Satellites:

Edgeworth: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:30-12:30 pm
Wexford: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm
Bellevue: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9:30-12:30 pm

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
Edgeworth:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3:00-6:00 
Print the flyer.
Print the referral form.

INPATIENT SERVICES:    Heritage Valley Health System

Heritage Valley Beaver
1000 Dutch Ridge Road
Beaver, PA  15009

Heritage Valley Sewickley
701 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA  15143


OUTPATIENT SERVICES:    Primary Health Network

3 Locations  in:

  • Aliquippa (Center Twp)   724.857.3570
  • Beaver Falls   724.843.0314
  • Rochester   724.770.9050

NAMI Beaver County

1229 Third Street
Beaver, PA  15009

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an educational, advocacy, and support group for families, consumers, and professionals concerned with serious mental illness or brain disorders. We support each other by educating ourselves through research, attending conferences, and sharing information. Some NAMI Beaver County members can also offer support through having lived experience.

Living with a Mental Health Condition   If you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year.  And every year, people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy.  By developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms.  People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends, and have relationships.  Mental illness can slow us down, but we don’t need to let it stop us.

Mental Health Conditions   Understand your diagnosis by reading an overview, recognizing symptoms, learning various treatments, “how-to” support (giving/receiving), and connecting with others through online discussions.

NAMI Programs

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for families and friends of individuals living with brain disorders called serious mental illness.  The course is taught by trained family members who have also lived with this experience.  All course materials are furnished at no cost to you!  Topics include:

How to solve problems and communicate effectively
Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
Supporting your loved one with compassion
Finding and using local supports and services
Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
How to handle a crisis
Current treatments and therapies
The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 4-week course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer‐to‐Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is:

Free and confidential
Held once a week for 2 ½ hours
Taught by trained Peer Mentors living in recovery themselves
A great resource for information on mental health and recovery

NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve “been there”.  This group is held every Tuesday at noon and includes a FREE LUNCH.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:

See the individual first, not the illness
Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
Aim for improved coping skills
Find strength in sharing experiences
Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
Not judge anyone’s pain
Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
Embrace humor as healthy
Accept that we cannot solve every problem
Work for a better future in a realistic way

Email:  Carla Braund at or Rick Mattia at

Beaver County Pennsylvania Network of Care
A resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with mental/behavioral health providing information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.

Warmline of Beaver County – MHA in Beaver County

The Warmline of Beaver County is a call-in service providing peer support to individuals with mental illness, their families, and friends.  Anyone calling the Warmline will have someone to talk to, and have the opportunity to discuss problems and access resources.

Local: 724.775.9507
Toll-Free: 877.775.WARM (9276)
Hours:  365 days per year from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., including holidays

MHA-Warmline Peers – Permission to Contact

Mental Health Association (MHA)
105 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA  10574

The Mental Health Association in Beaver County promotes the importance of mental health by providing advocacy, support, and socialization programs. By working diligently to change the attitude towards mental illness through education, we also make a positive impact in the lives of those who strive for improvement in their recovery and quality of life

Need a partner in health and recovery?  Specialized therapeutic interactions are delivered by Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) who are trained to support individuals in their recovery and involvement in the community.

You will need both a Doctor’s Recommendation Form and an Application for Peer Support to apply.  A recent Psychiatric Evaluation is necessary as well, as it speeds up the intake process.

Call  724.775.9507 if you have any questions.

MHA – Doctor’s Recommendation for Peer Support Services
MHA – Application for Peer Support

The Phoenix Drop-In Center of the MHA

Open Monday – Friday.   9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Drop-In Center Event Calendar

The Phoenix Center is a peer-run drop-in center for persons with a history of mental health/co-occurring disorders.  The Center is a place for individuals to socialize, relax, enjoy the company and acceptance of others, and gain support in their recovery efforts.  Educational programs, wellness programs, holiday celebrations, and a host of activities are offered at the center.  In recent years, increased focus has been on promoting a welcoming environment, developing committees for fundraising and drop-in center governance, and creating more volunteer and employment opportunities through the center.

Who can benefit from this service?

  • Residents of Beaver County who are 18 years or older and who are current or past recipients of mental health/co-occurring services.

It is easy to become a member of the Phoenix Drop-In Center.  Just stop in the Drop-In Center on the first floor of the Mental Health Association and fill out an application.  Membership is free to adults living in Beaver County.

The Beaver County Community Support Program

A coalition of mental health consumers, family members, and professionals working to help adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders live successfully in the community.

Join us as we move towards Recovery, together as a community.

Meets 2nd Thursday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. at the Mental Health Association, 105 Brighton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rochester, PA.

Aurora Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
363 Third Street
Beaver, PA  15009

Aurora Psychiatric Rehabilitation focuses on recovery and rehabilitation. Individuals with psychiatric disabilities are offered assistance while they increase their success and satisfaction in roles and environments of their choice. Using the Boston University Model, Aurora helps people choose, get, and keep the roles that are important to them in living, learning, working, and socializing environments.

Beaver County Rehabilitation Center 
131 Pleasant Drive
Aliquippa, PA  15001

BCRC provides specialized programming to persons with mental retardation, mental illness, autism, and persons who are deaf, blind, and individuals who are both deaf and blind.  In addition to vocational training, real-world production activities, and job placement, BCRC provides School-to-Work Transition services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Situational Assessment, and Welfare-to-Work Services.

Glade Run Lutheran Services – Beaver Falls
1008 7th Avenue #210
Beaver Falls, PA  15010

Mental Health Services include Case Management, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Based, Family Preservation and Reunification, Group Therapy, Outpatient Counseling, and BHRS Wraparound.

Deb Ferguson, Program Manager for Glade Run EPIC Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, joins the show to talk about EPIC and their brand new Urban Garden at their Rochester location. EPIC (Empowering People In Communities) assists adults who struggle with serious, persistent mental health diagnoses develop the necessary skills to overcome the functional impairments they experience as a result of their mental health. The Rochester Location recently started an Urban Garden for their consumers. Learn about why they started this project and the long-term benefits it can have on a patient.

Beaver County Location 191 S. Park Street Rochester PA To obtain a referral packet or for more information on how EPIC can assist you with your recovery, call 724-452-4453, ext.1961

TRAILS Ministries Beaver Falls, PA
7th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA  15010

Reentry Assistance, immediate needs, employment and transportation support, spiritual development, One-on-One and Group Mentoring, Virtual Visitation, After School and Summer Programming for children.

R.O.O.T.S.   (Reaching Over Obstacles To Succeed)

Deliverance Temple Ministries
392 Franklin Ave.
Aliquippa, PA  15001


R.O.O.T.S. Vision:  To reach the heart of Aliquippa and the surrounding communities for the purpose of creating lasting change and transforming lives by equipping individuals with the skills they need to succeed in life.

Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Counseling, Peer Support, Literacy Support, Mentor/Sponsor Programs, Educational Sessions, Housing Support, Recovery Plans, Social Activities, and other Social Services.

Click here to learn about R.O.O.T.S.  Recovery-Focused Support Groups

Release of Information Form
Referral Intake Form

Community Alternatives

…has served the Behavioral and Mental Health needs of western Pennsylvania and Beaver County for the past 20+ years.   A Program Overview is shown below (click for details):

Outpatient Mental Health Services:


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.

Local support, education and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community

Family Service of Beaver County

826 3rd Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066
(724) 847-7713

  •  Individual and Family counseling for a variety of issues
  • Mental Health family services includes comprehensive counseling for any issue
  • Personalized Addiction therapy and counseling
  • Teen Resource Center (free counseling and resources for adolescents)

Western PA Psych Care

1607 Third St.
Beaver, PA 15009
(724) 728-8411

(Immediate appointments available for therapists and less than a month wait for a psychiatrist!)

With locations in Beaver, Baden, and Bridgeville, WPPC provides comprehensive mental health services for individuals (child, adolescent, adult, geriatric) of all ages.  Services include Psychiatric Evaluation,   Medication Management,   Outpatient Therapy,  BHRS/Wraparound,  School-Based Therapy,  Group Therapy,  Summer Therapeutic Activities Program,  Early Intervention, and  Specialized Autism Services.

Drug and Alcohol Resources in Beaver County, PA

Beaver County Drop Box Locations
No questions asked, safe disposal of medications in Beaver County – Please post and share

Criminal Justice/Reentry Services in Beaver County, PA


Pennsylvania Resources:

PA Recovery
Hot Topics, Suicide Prevention, Quick Links

Pennsylvania DHS – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)  Mission and Vision:  Every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery, and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.  For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

PA 2-1-1 Southwest Connects Callers to Human Services Resources

NAMI Keystone PA  (Formerly National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwestern PA)  Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy.

Open Minds Open Doors (Mental Health Association in PA)
Open Minds Open Doors is an MHAPA initiative aimed at ending discrimination against people with mental illnesses.

Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180

Printable Resources:

What can I do if I am in Crisis? (8 ½” x 11” printable PDF format)

 What can I do if I am in Crisis? (printable PDF tri-fold brochure)

Advantages of Choosing a Voluntary Commitment (“a 201”) (8 ½” x 11” printable PDF format)

 Advantages of Choosing a Voluntary Commitment (“a 201”) (printable PDF tri-fold brochure)

What to expect after hospitalization

After Care Brochure (printable)

A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department (After an Attempt)   This brochure, provided by SAMHSA, helps people recover from a suicide attempt. It discusses how to find healing, hope, and help after emergency room treatment, including how to cope with future thoughts of suicide. The brochure also offers ways to connect with other suicide attempt survivors and lists free apps and other resources to help you move forward.

 What about my pet?

The Human Services Center  … a comprehensive community behavioral health center in New Castle, proudly announces the opening of Caritas PetCare, a free full-service kennel for dogs and cats when the pet’s owner is experiencing a short term crisis: in-patient psychiatric hospitalization, a medical emergency, displacement due to a natural disaster, escape from a domestic violence situation, or other such emergencies.

Other Helpful Articles

SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness   Making the Eight Dimensions of Wellness part of daily life can improve mental and physical health for people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

What is Wellness?  Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health and vice versa. It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being.

Remember that wellness is not the absence of illness or stress. You can still strive for wellness even if you are experiencing these challenges in your life.

Everything is Awful and I Am Not Okay – Questions to ask before giving up

When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue

The Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer

Becoming a Happy Empty Nester

Understanding Mental Health Issues in Seniors

Helping a Friend or Family Member with Depression or Bipolar Disorder