Community Resources

CONNECTING YOU TO RESOURCES YOU NEED

For a stronger, healthier Us.

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh makes strengthening our community is our cause. Every day we provide the resources needed for all to grow, learn and thrive. We nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being at every age, and bring neighbors together to pursue their passions, building a better us for all.

GET IMMEDIATE HELP IN A CRISIS

• In case of emergency, call 911
• Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 // CALL or TEXT 
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or TEXT: 8388255
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (en Espanol): 1-888-628-9454
• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
• National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org/help1-800-950-6264 or info@nami.org
• National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 // CALL or TEXT 
• National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
• Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
• The Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116
• Mental Health America
• Mental Health Treatment Facilities Locator
• Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Locator

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental health is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It may also affect how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices during an emergency.

People with pre-existing mental health conditions or substance use disorders may be particularly vulnerable in an emergency. Mental health conditions (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia) affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior in a way that influences their ability to relate to others and function each day. These conditions may be situational (short-term) or long-lasting (chronic). People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. If you think you have new or worse symptoms, call your healthcare provider.

Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. Free and confidential resources can also help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

1. Talk about your feelings. 
2. Keep active.
3. Eat well.
4. Drink sensibly.
5. Keep in touch.
6. Ask for help.
7. Take a break.
8. Do something you're good at.
9. Accept who you are.
10. Do well for others. 

Find resources available in your community to help you and your family.