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

Self-Assessment


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.

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.

Local Mental Health Resources

According to mentalhealth.gov, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

– Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry

– Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

– Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can and do get better. Many recover completely. This video, provided by SMI Advisor, will help you learn to cope with a new diagnosis of serious mental illness.

Below are Partners, Service Providers, and Agencies who are ready to help you on your journey towards recovery . . . Welcome to the Beaver County System of Care!

Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH)

1040 Eighth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA  15010
784.891.2877
Toll-Free: 1.800.318.8138

BCBH is charged with the responsibility to encourage a seamless system of care that is accessible, continuously available, and emphasizes health promotion, prevention, early intervention, resiliency, recovery, and rehabilitation. Contact us for services, information, and linkage for persons with mental health, intellectual disability, or drug and alcohol concerns.

Click here for Referral Forms and HIPAA Authorization

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 Association (MHA)

105 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA  10574
724.775.4165

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 Tuesday – Friday.   10:00 am to 2:00 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.


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


Heritage Valley Health System | Behavioral Health Services

OUTPATIENT SERVICES (including satellite locations)

HVHS – 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

HVHS – Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Edgeworth:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3:00-6:00 

Print the flyer.
Print the referral form.


Staunton Clinic – Edgeworth
Edgeworth Square
111 Hazel Lane, Suite 300
Sewickley, PA 15143
412.749.7330


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)

Click here for Referral Forms and HIPAA Authorization

Staunton Clinic – West Allegheny Healthcare Services
400 Penn Lincoln Drive
Imperial, PA 15126
412.749.7330

Staunton Clinic – Wexford
19 VIP Drive Suite 202
Wexford, PA 15090
412.749.7269

Requests for Outpatient Services begins with a call to Staunton’s Central Intake Department at:  412.749.7341


INPATIENT SERVICES & LOCATIONS: 
Heritage Valley Health System

Adult Inpatient Unit

Heritage Valley Beaver
1000 Dutch Ridge Road
Beaver, PA  15009
1.877.771.4847

Adult Inpatient Unit

&

Emergency Room

Heritage Valley Sewickley
701 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA  15143
1.877.771.4847

(The Adult Inpatient Unit has relocated to HVHS Kennedy.
An individual experiencing a psychiatric emergency can still go to the Emergency Room.)

Geropsychiatric Behavioral Unit

Heritage Valley Kennedy
25 Heckel Road
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412.777.6420

Primary Health Network

OUTPATIENT SERVICES:

PHN’s Behavioral Health services are here for every stage of life, both for individuals and families, offering Psychiatric and Counseling services to meet any need.

PHN offers Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy (video conferencing or by phone) at all 3 behavioral health locations. Services mirror the same services provided during your face-to-face visits such as psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and mental health therapy. Learn more.

3 Locations:

Aliquippa (Center Twp)   724.857.3570

Beaver Falls   724.843.0314

Rochester   724.770.9050

Aurora Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

363 Third Street
Beaver, PA  15009
724.775.2298

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
724.378.4750

BCRC provides specialized programming to persons with mental retardation, mental illness, autism, 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.

Merakey

222 Ohio River Boulevard
Baden PA, 15005

724.869.5004

Adult Behavioral Health Services

Assisting people struggling with mental health or addiction with therapeutic programs and personalized support

Peer Support

Adult Blended Case Management

Adolescent Blended Case Management

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

Drug & Alcohol Case Management (DACM) 


Click here for Referral Forms and HIPAA Authorization

Children & Family Services

Glade Run Lutheran Services – Beaver Falls

1008 7th Avenue #210
Beaver Falls, PA  15010
724.843.0816

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

Click here for Referral Forms and HIPAA Authorization

NAMI Beaver County

1229 Third Street
Beaver, PA  15009
724.888.6877

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.

Have Questions?

Email:  Rick Mattia at rmattia@namibeavercounty.org.

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:

(brochure)

Counseling for individuals, groups, and families

Psychiatric assessment and medication management

Counseling to address marital conflict and communication problems.

Parenting and anger management skills training.

Play and creative therapy.

Deliverance Temple Ministries

(Formerly R.O.O.T.S. – Reaching Over Obstacles To Succeed)
392 Franklin Ave.
Aliquippa, PA  15001
724.203.4669

Email:  rootsinc@rootsinc1.net      

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.

Learn about R.O.O.T.S.  Recovery-Focused Support Groups

Release of Information Form
Referral Intake Form

TRAILS Ministries Beaver Falls, PA

7th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA  15010
724.891.7541

Reentry assistance, immediate needs, employment, transportation support, spiritual development,
one-on-one and group mentoring, virtual visitation, after-school and summer programming for children.

Family Services 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 include:

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,  IBHS(BHRS/Wraparound),  School-Based Therapy,  Group Therapy,  Summer Therapeutic Activities Program,  Early Intervention, and  Specialized Autism Services.

Psychology and Learning Center

Psychology and Learning Center currently offers clinical and neuropsychological evaluations, counseling services, and medication management for children, adolescents, and adults.  We are currently open for both in-office as well as telehealth services.  If you are a new patient who has never before been to our practice, please call first so that we may gather demographic information, verify insurance, briefly review your concerns, and schedule your first appointment. You may also complete our New Patient form below:

JP Counseling

701 Sharon Rd. Suite 2
Beaver, PA 15009
(724) 494-6750

Our Services

Individual counseling for adults, youth, couples & families

Group therapy

Addition evaluation, treatment, and referral

DOT SAP evaluations

Interventions

Telehealth

Additional Mental Health (and related) Information

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)

Drug and Alcohol
Recovery Resources
in Beaver County, PA

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

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.

Criminal Justice/Reentry Services
in Beaver County, PA

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.

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.

2022 NAMI National HelpLine Resource Directory 

Information. Resources. Support.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET
800.950.NAMI (6264)
nami.org/help
info@nami.org

(NAMI HelpLine volunteers and staff have compiled this directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs. The resources included in the NAMI National Resource Directory are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.)

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 emergencies.