If you need help with a mental health crisis, call 215-685-6440 for immediate, secure, 24-hour support.
Call the Mental Health Delegate Line if you are seeking help for yourself, a family member, a friend, etc. (available 24-Hours a day, 7 days a week) to obtain the following service(s):
Information, consultation, guidance, technical advice and referral
A Mobile Crisis Team for on-site assessment and intervention
Referral to a nearby Crisis Response Center for evaluation, treatment and recovery services
Deployment of a Crisis Specialist to provide appropriate support and related service for a limited period of time to a person in their own home who is experiencing a significant crisis
Applications for Involuntary Emergency Examination and Treatment for Persons who have a mental disability, are a danger to themselves or others and refuse to accept treatment
A short term mental health crisis residence providing intervention for various psychiatric stress conditions
A Community Response Team for communities experiencing violence and other traumatic events to foster resilience by offering support, crisis counseling, psychological first aid, psycho-education and referral for other appropriate services.
24-Hour Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Service
Help is available 24 Hours a Day, 7 days a week
DBHIDS operates a 24-hour call center to assist people and their families with behavioral health crises.
Callers needing help or persons wanting to obtain help for others can call 215-686-4420 at any time of the day or night for the following problems:
Feelings or thoughts of wanting to harm themselves or others
Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or that no one cares about them
Difficulty dealing with various life stresses
Addictions and substance use problems
Other emotional issues or stresses
Compassionate, trained professionals answer all calls 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers will have the opportunity to discuss their problem and will receive appropriate counseling, guidance, assessment and referral for prompt treatment or other services if necessary.
Help is just a phone call away—–215-686-4420
24/Hr Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Service 215-686-4420
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
Red Nacional de Prevenci’on del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
Additional Services: Various training and educational presentations are available to professional agencies and the public pertaining to accessing and utilizing the various behavioral health crisis intervention services that are available from the Acute Services Unit.