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)
TRANSITION AGE MOBILE CRISIS
Transition Age Mobile Crisis is a short-term service in Beaver County that will respond by phone within one hour and attempt face-to-face contact in 24 hours to assess, stabilize, and link families to available supports and services while offering side-by-side support. Referrals can come from provider agencies, Courts, Schools, Self-referrals, CYS, etc.
Have Questions? Young people who are experiencing a crisis (and their family members)
are encouraged to call us at 724-630-5189.
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!
1040 Eighth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
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
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.
Printable BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE
(provided by Beacon Health Options of PA)
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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.
Open Tuesday – Friday. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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 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.
Toll-Free: 877.775.WARM (9276)
Hours: 365 days per year from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., including holidays
Mental Health Association Seeking Safety Groups
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
Staunton Clinic – Edgeworth
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:
Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
Individual, marital, and group therapy
Child and adolescent counseling
Blended service coordination
DBT Support Groups (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
Certified Peer Specialist Program (referral form)
Staunton Clinic – West Allegheny Healthcare Services
400 Penn Lincoln Drive
Imperial, PA 15126
Staunton Clinic – Wexford
19 VIP Drive Suite 202
Wexford, PA 15090
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
Heritage Valley Sewickley
701 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
(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
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.
Aliquippa (Center Twp) 724.857.3570
Beaver Falls 724.843.0314
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.
131 Pleasant Drive
Aliquippa, PA 15001
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.
1598 Virginia Avenue
Monaca PA, 15061
Adult Behavioral Health Services
Assisting people struggling with mental health offering treatment and personalized support that focuses on recovery.
Adult Blended Case Management
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
Click here for Referral Forms and HIPAA Authorization
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
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 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: Rick Mattia at [email protected].
…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:
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.
(Formerly R.O.O.T.S. – Reaching Over Obstacles To Succeed)
392 Franklin Ave.
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Email: [email protected]
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
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Reentry assistance, immediate needs, employment, transportation support, spiritual development,
one-on-one and group mentoring, virtual visitation, after-school and summer programming for children.
826 3rd Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066
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)
1607 Third St.
Beaver, PA 15009
(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 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:
Additional Mental Health (and related) Information
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)
Beaver County Drop Box Locations
No questions asked, safe disposal of
medications in Beaver County –
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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.
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.
Information. Resources. Support.
(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
What to expect after hospitalization
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.