Mental Health Resources by Region
Kooth: An Online Mental Health Resource for Students
Kooth is a leading digital mental health platform that provides accessible counseling and mental health support for high school students. The service has been made available to the District at no cost to students, parents or schools thanks to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Access Kooth 24/7 at us.kooth.com/philasd for help and support with whatever is on your mind – no matter how big or small. This includes peer support, self-help tools, and even counseling sessions with licensed mental health providers.
Please view the resources below for more information.
DBHIDS: Have You Experienced Traumatic Stress Resource Card
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event or series of events. Trauma can occur from a single experience or prolonged experiences.
211 is a free, 24/7, easy-to-remember helpline that connects individuals and families with important services, from everyday needs to educational opportunities and crisis support, and resources in our local communities.
NAMI Philadelphia serves residents across our counties with free mental health support, online groups, resources and education.
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) Mental/ Behavioral Health Services
A managed care organization helping people with substance use or mental health challenges.
Mental Health Crisis Centers
If you, a family member, or someone you know is struggling with a mental health crisis, these mental health crisis centers are in Philadelphia.
Culturally and Racially Sensitive Mental Health Treatment Services Resources
Mental health treatment services provided by People of Color, Black, or African American professionals.
Philly Homes for Youth
Information, resources and support for youth who may be experiencing homelessness. Find and access local resources, like shelters, housing, food-banks, healthcare providers, and more.
Healthy Minds Philly
Online tools and resources designed to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians.
A youth violence prevention program making it easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.
Teen Dating Violence
Offers resources for youth, adults and communities interested in learning more about teen dating violence.
PASH All The Feels Journal
Promoting Adolescent Student Health Program – A journal to write down your thoughts and feelings to understand them better.
Inner Strength Vibe App
Rise to the top of the leaderboard as you practice self-care and mindfulness activities, learn about the science of the brain, and keep yourself in good spirits.
Free helpline staffed by Master’s degree-level clinicians from Uplift, and is open to all School District of Philadelphia students & families.
A network of child serving systems and organizations, that provides evidence-based practices for traumatized youth and their families.
Uplift Center For Grieving Children
A safe and caring place where children, families and professionals can find or provide the support to heal and grow through grief.
Healing Hurt People
A program to help survivors heal from their physical and emotional wounds in order to support their well-being, personal healing, and ultimately, break the cycle of violence.
Last modified: February 15, 2023