This page is my one-stop-spot for all of my recommended mental health resources including local and national organizations, crisis providers, freebies, and tools.

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Allegheny Family Network
The Allegheny Family Network is staffed by family members (parents or caregivers) with lived experience who
have raised or are raising a child with
mental health or emotional needs.

local resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Western PA
The AFSP of Western PA is fueled by the efforts of volunteers to help
save lives and support those affected by suicide loss. Serving 25 counties in western Pennsylvania. 
Center for Victims
Comprehensive service provider for
victims of all crimes. Staff is available 24/7 to respond to emergency needs of crime victims and witnesses, answer questions, and provide support.
It's Okay to Ask Someone Textline
It's Okay to Ask Someone (IOTAS) is a sexual health textline, offering a  free and confidential textline to ask any question related to sexual health, relationships, bodies, pregnancy, gender, and more.
Listen, Lucy
Listen Lucy is a mental health organization that uses lived experiences with mental illness to end the stigma that has stopped many people from receiving the help they need and deserve.
Living with Mental Illness: A WQED Initiative
An ongoing commitment to explore various aspects of mental health, examine different illnesses, focus on new research and treatment, and introduce people who are living with mental illness. 
NAMI Keystone PA
Advances NAMI’s mission of raising awareness about mental health and providing recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their loved ones.
A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems that encourages them to talk about their experiences and share their stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. 
Persad Center
Persad Center is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ communities and the HIV/AIDS communities across western PA.
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Rape crisis center, support and services
for sexual harassment, sex trafficking
and allies. Has served the Pittsburgh community for 50 years through counseling, prevention and education.
Stand Together
Stand Together is an initiative that inspires and equips middle and high school students to take action against stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Steel Smiling
Bridging the gap between Black people
and mental health support through
education, advocacy and awareness. Its
10-year vision is to connect with every
Black person in Allegheny County by 2030.
Supporting Our Valued Adolescents
A research project that aims to study how to help young people with depression and anxiety. It includes two websites: SOVA for young people and wiseSOVA for parents.
UPMC Resolve Crisis Services
A 24-hour, 365-day crisis service that is free to all Allegheny County residents. Its services are sponsored by both Allegheny County and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.
UPMC Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
Staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses who love to work with teens and young adults. Offer birth control, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, and mental health information.
UpStreet is a teen mental health service aiming to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health support, to avoid escalation of symptoms to a crisis stage and enhance teens’ quality of life.
Youth Move PA
Calling for young adults between the
ages of 16 to 29 to be active, powerful
forces in their own social supports and
to have a seat at the table of public policy as it relates to youth in PA.
Melanin & Mental Health
Melanin & Mental Health serves the mental health needs of Black and Latinx communities by offering a therapist directory, podcast on mental health issues, events, and resources.

national resources

Black Emotional & Mental Health
The Black Emotional and Mental
Health Collective (BEAM) is made up of therapists, yoga teachers, lawyers, and activists with a mission to break down the barriers to Black healing. 
Therapy for Black Girls
An online space dedicated to destigmatizing mental health care and helping Black women find their ideal practitioner through their therapist directory, podcast, and community.
Black Mental Health Alliance
A nonprofit providing training,
consultation, support groups, resource
referral, public information, and
educational resources regarding mental health and mental illness issues.
The National Alliance on Mental Health
The National Alliance on Mental Health is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Mental Wellness Collective
An online community whose goal is to build a safe place for women to express themselves, break the stigma around mental health, raise awareness, and provide access to providers.
Therapy for Black Men
Therapy for Black Men is a dedicated space for men and boys of color to educate themselves on mental
wellness, connect and control their own narrative on mental health matters.
The Loveland Foundation
The Loveland Foundation provides
financial assistance to Black women
and girls seeking mental health services nationwide via its Therapy Fund. Applications open quarterly. 
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s
largest suicide prevention and crisis
intervention organization for LGBTQ
young people, offering 24/7 crisis support via online chat and phone.