MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

HOTLINES

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
1-800-273-8255
FOR VETERANS PRESS 1

UPMC re:SOLVE CRISIS NETWORK
333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Located near Point Breeze, Homewood, and Wilkinsburg, Pa.

    • Telephone: call any time and speak with a trained counselor at 1-888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226).
    • Email if you are unable to use the phone or feel uncomfortable: resolve@upmc.edu.
    • Mobile dispatch unit: our trained crisis counselors will travel to where you are — anywhere in Allegheny County.
    • Walk in: you don’t need an appointment when you visit our North Braddock Avenue location, near Pittsburgh, Pa. Just walk in and talk about your concerns or those of a family member or friend.
    • Residential services: accessible for individuals, ages 14 and older, whose crisis extends over a period of time. We provide up to 72 hours of residential services at our North Braddock Avenue location.
    • Outpatient services are also available

The Mobile Dispatch Unit will call the police in certain situations.

FREE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

There is NO PHARMACIST, please bring your meds.

UNITED WAY’S 211 HELPLINE
Call 211 24 hrs/7 days a week for referrals for drug and alcohol, mental health, social services…

PEER SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY NETWORK

  1. Allegheny County WarmLine – Provides  peer support for individuals over the age of 18 with mental health challenges living in Allegheny County. Phone lines are open 365 days a year from 10 a.m. to midnight.

                            Call: 1-800-661-9276

  1. Warm & Friendly Call Program – Residents of Allegheny County with mental health challenges can receive reassurance or reminder calls.

Warm and Friendly Calls may currently be scheduled Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

For additional information call 412-894-2364 or go to www.peer-support.org and click on services link.

HERBS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

From 7Song.com: http://7song.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Viral-Anxiety-and-Herbal-Medicine.pdf

SERVICES

MONTIA D. BROCK, MS, CLC, Provisional Mental Health Therapist
Forward Wellness Counseling and Consulting Services
510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219

6507 Wilkins Ave, #108
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 660-6100
info@forwardwellnesscounseling.com

LATOYA HAMM, LSW, Clinical Therapist
Forward Wellness Counseling and Consulting Services
510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219

6507 Wilkins Ave, #108
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 660-6100
info@forwardwellnesscounseling.com

NEAL HOLMES
Blumcraft
460 Melwood Avenue, Suite 200A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-694-4411
cnholmes24@gmail.com
NOTE: I also provide online therapy video sessions on doxy.me

Hello,
I’m Neal Holmes. I am an African-American therapist who specializes in adult clients struggling with complex trauma and PTSD, anxiety, chronic and terminal illnesses, individuals living with disabilities and physical/psychological challenges, grief, intimacy/relationship issues, sex/process addictions, LGBTQIA+ and sex/gender identity issues. In addition, I work with clients from a culturally competent perspective to help clients heal from the biases and social injustices they may have experienced.

Financial info – sliding scale?/Medicaid accepted?/free?
-Sliding Scale: $60-$120, No health insurance plans are accepted at this time. I accept cash, check, Cash app, Zelle, Venmo, and PayPal payments.

Wheelchair accessibility:
– Front door/bathrooms/exam rooms wheelchair-accessible? No

Vision:
– Forms available in braille and/or can be read aloud to people? I will be happy to read aloud to people
– Front door have a system eg have to be buzzed in, dial a suite #… that would be hard for vision-impaired? No

Hearing:
– Is a certified sign language interpreter available? No
– How much advance notice must be given to access this? At least a week

Non-native language people:
– Interpreters available? Yes, I use an app called CryaCom that provides interpretive services for clients via phone. I would need at least a week’s notice to find an interpreter in person.
– Languages spoken by staff? Spanish

LGBTQ:
-Do you allow patients to use preferred pronouns? A preferred name? (Separate from legal name. For instance, remembering to call out preferred instead of legal name in the waiting room.)
Yes, I desire for patients to feel comfortable with whatever identity and name that they choose. I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ clients.

Transportation:
– Is your site accessible using public transportation? Yes, you can access my office location on the Pittsburgh Port Authority transit system.

INSIDE OUR MINDS

has a monthly Mental Health Cafe that provides mutual aid / peer support spaces for people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. We also operate educational events, open mics, and reading groups on radical mental health. All of our events are free and open to the public. More information at http://www.insideourminds.org or on social media @insidemindspgh, contact@insideourminds.org

PEER SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY NETWORK

  1. Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Services – CPS will work with individuals to provide peer support on goal setting, coping & problem solving strategies. This program is open to individuals 18 years of age or older residing in Allegheny County.

For additional information call 412-894-2359 or go to www.peer-support.org and click on services link.

To be eligible, a diagnosis of schizophrenia, major mood, psychotic or borderline personality disorder is needed.

  1. New Horizons Peer Support Drop-In Center – Provides recovery focused classes, advocates on site, social activities, computer lab, and peer support.  Must be a resident of Allegheny County and over the age of 18 with mental health challenges.

Located at 616 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202

Hours of operation are Monday through Fri from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On the 16B bus line.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC

-Individual psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children
-Couples and family therapy
-Group therapy
-Psychiatric Consultation

Services are available to Duquesne University Students and employees as well as to the Pittsburgh Community. Doctoral students in Duquesne University’s clinical psychology program provide all services. Licensed clinical faculty members and selected licensed adjunct faculty psychologists in the community are involved in the supervision of all doctoral students.

Intake Fees

The Clinic standard Intake fee – $30

Fee Per Psychotherapy Session

The minimum psychotherapy session fee is $10.
Student session fee is $20.

For community members:
$10 per session for annual incomes between $0 and $10,000,
$20 for incomes between $10,000 and $20,000,
$30 for incomes between $20,000 to $30,000,
$40 for incomes of $30,000 and above.
The no-show/late cancellation fee is $30
Fees can be altered during financial hardship

Fees for Consulting Psychiatrist
Clinic Fee per session = Psychiatric Fee
$10 = $30
$20 = $50
$30 = $70 (maximum fee)

PLEASE NOTE:  Fees are paid at the time of visit.  Except in the case of an emergency, if clients don’t call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel appointment, there will be a $30.00 charge.  Account balances may not be carried beyond four sessions, including those missed without advance notice.

The Psychology clinic accepts cash, check or credit/debit cards.

Military Services are offered free of charge

Check out their website http://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/psychology-clinic or call 412-396-6562 for more information.

ADRIA A. FREDERICKS, M.ED., LPC
1201 South Braddock Avenue
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 848-7391
Website: Listed under thecenterforcounselingarts.com

Flexible hours Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.Negotiable fee for service only. (No insurance needed/accepted)

Unfortunately my office is not wheelchair accessible, although I do try to make alternate arrangements when possible.

ANTHONY LARDO, M.A. (Psychiatrist)
1201 South Braddock Avenue
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-736-1940
Website: Listed under thecenterforcounselingarts.com

Negotiable fee for service only. (No insurance needed/accepted)

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Tel: 412-521-3800
Email: counseling@jfcspgh.org

http://www.squirrelhillpsych.org/

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services offers support to individuals, couples and families as well as organizations and groups. Special expertise is available for children and adolescents.

Counseling services are covered by many major insurers, HMO’s, Medicare and Medical Assistance. Sliding scale fees are offered for those without insurance.

anderson, MSW, LSW, CD(DONA)
lizzieanderson.com
connect@lizzieanderson.com
412.407.2476The Nuin Center
5655 Bryant St, 15206
Highland Park

Sliding scale and UPMC and Cigna commercial insurances accepted

As a therapist, I partner with individuals and relationships, romantic or otherwise, experiencing both the challenges and joys of this gorgeous and tragic world. I partner with those who are seeking to thrive.

PERSAD CENTER INC.
5301 Butler Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
PHONE: 412-441-9786
or 888-873-7723
https://persadcenter.org/pages/counseling-mental-health

PERSAD CENTER provides professional, culturally-affirming counseling and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and HIV+ people. We offer services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

If you need information about counseling or clinical services, please send e-mail to: khenry@persadcenter.org OR call 412-441-9786, Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

http://www.persadcenter.org/index.htmAccepts many insurances. Also, you may qualify for funding available through our community partnerships.

INPATIENT RESOURCES:

Information on the difference b/n 201/302 commitments from the Allegheny County DOH Website:

http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Disabilities/Mental-Health/Involuntary-Commitment.aspx

Of note, if you attempt to sign out of a psychiatric hospital AMA (against medical advice), you can only do this if you are on a 201 (voluntary) commitment. If your psychiatrist feels you are a danger to yourself/others, your commitment status could go to a hearing and be overturned into a 302 (involuntary) commitment, which begins at a minimum of 20 days that you can be held, but that can progress to a 303 commitment and higher (a longer commitment of varied length). If you are signing yourself into a facility, please be aware that being held involuntarily is a possibility.

 

 

Birth Resources

I have been collaborating with Sheila Ramgopal at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and with Sara Ginsburg to compile and share information on health plans, programs and resources related to birth control, abortion, sexual health care, birth and care of young children, trans health care and gyne care. Our focus is on people with low incomes.

Thank you also to Zoe Mizuho for feedback on birth resources.

This information is difficult to get. Too difficult. Hopefully these spreadsheets will support you and/or your loved ones in making the choices that are best for you and for them. Choices are awesome.

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WIC
(412) 350-5801 WIC (Women, Infants and Children) serves income-eligible and medically or nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.

WIC offers nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and food vouchers redeemable at participating grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices and other nutritious foods.

UPMC Doulas – Birth Circle
412-441-3701 No-cost doula services who have UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, or UPMC for Life if they reside in, receive OB care in, and will deliver in Allegheny County.

Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health
(412) 321-6880
2831 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222
info@midwifecenter.org
https://midwifecenter.org/
The Midwife Center provides safe, personalized prenatal care, childbirth care, and primary gynecological care for people of all ages. We believe that pregnancy and birth are a normal, natural part of life… “If you do not have insurance, we can assist you in applying for medical assistance. If you do not qualify for medical assistance you may be eligible for sliding-scale care. The Midwife Center also offers payment plans.

**Sign up as soon as you know you’re pregnant
Medical Assistance for Pregnant Women & Children
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/healthcaremedicalassistance/healthybeginnings/index.htm
412-565-2146 “215% Federal Poverty Level Income Limit””-Provides health care coverage to underinsured or uninsured pregnant women and infants
-Full scope of medical services coverage
-Coverage for the pregnant woman eligible for and receiving Medical Assistance is continued for 60 days after the birth
-Proper prenatal care
-Early detection and treatment of health problems
-Helps in decreasing infant mortality
-Helps in decreasing low birth weight, which is tied to health problems later in life”” VALID UNTIL 6 WEEKS POST BIRTH FOR THOSE OTHERWISE INELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID”

**Sign up when pregnant, CARE FOR YOU DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY AND BABY AFTER BIRTH
Healthy Start

412-247-4009 “If you are pregnant, a new parent or have any children age 2 and under, you are eligible to receive free services through Healthy Start.
Those services include:
-Case management services by nurses and outreach workers
-Help in identifying and connecting families with other health and social services
-Help families with children stay up-to-date on shots, well baby visits and other medical services
-Postpartum depression screening and referral
-General health and prevention education on:
+Prenatal/Postpartum Care
+Childbirth Education
+Diet
+Excercise & Nutrition
+HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)
+Smoking Cessation
+Substance Abuse
+Spouse/Significant other support
+Breastfeeding support”

Latterman Family Health Center – McKeesport
412-673-5504
Provides prenatal and pediatric care.
http://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/mckeesport/services/pages/family-health.aspx

UPMC Family Care Connection
412-692-5325
Various support services, may have free diapers/car seats… -Nurse home visits
-Mental health services
-Substance abuse prevention and treatment
-Child development and school readiness
-Parenting education
-Community building

Milk Bank
https://midatlanticmilkbank.org/
Medicaid covers w medical need.

Jeremiah’s Place
6435 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
http://jeremiahsplace.org/
412-924-0726
Free emergency or respite child care

Oli’s Angels
Phone: 412-616-9579

We believe that the birth experience is the most pivotal moment in the lives of families. Oli’s Angels is aiming to provide comprehensive resources and support to low income and at-risk families before, during, and after any birth experience. Our services are all inclusive and all encompassing thus pregnancy and infant loss services are included. Provide doula services, lactation support and education, family resources and peer support groups.

“Natalia Krichten, CLC, Doula
Growing Love Birth Services – “”Growing with you from Pregnancy to Postpartum””
Serving Pittsburgh & the surrounding communities
growinglovebs@gmail.com
Website: growinglovebirthservices.com

Providing: Full Spectrum Doula Services
Lactation Counseling
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Parenting Concierge & Consultations
Termination Doula Services

MONTIA D. BROCK, MS, CLC,
https://forwardwellnesscounseling.com/montia-brock-msimh-clc/
510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219
(412) 660-6100
info@forwardwellnesscounseling.com

Infant Mental Health Specialist and Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula through DONA International, Certified Lactation Counselor.

Perinatal Hope
Allegheny Health Network Opiod Support for Pregnant Women
For more information about Perinatal Hope, contact West Penn Hospital’s OBGYN Clinic at 412-578-5559

Magee PRC – Pregnancy Recovery Center
http://www.upm
c.com/locations/hospitals/magee/services/perinatal-neonatal-substace-abuse-services/outpatient/Pages/default.aspx

Also See Substance Use Resources on Be Well! website

Diaper Bank
https://www.wpadiaperbank.org/
The WPDB partners with nonprofit social service agencies. They supply free diapers for them to distribute to pre-qualified families at low-income or poverty level. http://www.westernpennsylvaniadiaperbank.org/agency-partners/