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Mental Health Emergencies

Dial 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

24 hours a day 7 days a week, PLEASE talk to someone if you are in a crisis. Just dial # 988 can call or text

Behavioral Health Emergencies

For a behavioral health emergency for a child, call the Philadelphia Crisis Response Line at 215-685-6440 or go to The Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center 3300 Henry Avenue, Falls Center 2, Suite 3N, Philadelphia, PA 19129Phone: (215) 878-2600
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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or go to the 24/7 walk-in CHOP Behavioral Health and Crisis Center 501 S. 54th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143, 5-17 year olds. or call 445-428-5800


Mental Health Crisis Hotline

A mental health delegate may dispatch a Mobile Emergency Team or direct the individual to the nearest CrisisResponseCenter. – 215-685-6440, or if Suicide ideation, attempt- 215-686-4420.

Suicide and Crisis Hotline

24-hour hotline- 215-686-4420

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Just text “HOME” to 741-741
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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

24 hour a day national hotline. Call 1-800-273-8255 or go to website below

To Write Love on Her Arms

To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Go to for help.

The Trevor Project Hotline

The Trevor Project is a 24/7 national phone, texting, and messaging hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide preventions services for LGBTQ youth. For help, call 866-488-7386, text ‘START’ to 678-678, or message a counsellor on The Trevor Project hosts TrevorSpace, a free international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13–24 available on their website.

Community Behavioral Health

Community Behavioral Health (CBH) is contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide mental health and substance abuse services for Philadelphia County Medicaid recipients. For more info, visit or call 215-413-3100

Friends Hospital

Friends Hospital – Adolescent Unit
Provides comprehensive inpatient treatment for adolescents ages 13-17 years old who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Individual, group, and family therapies ensure each adolescent receives individualized care to set them on the path of recovery.  Units feature all private bedrooms with access to outside courtyard. Patients receive confidential assessment and academic support is offered during treatment. 4641 Roosevelt Blvd- 215-831-4600 or 800-889-0548

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