Help and Resources
Forest-Warren Human Services and the Warren County Government recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on people’s lives. In response, we remind everyone that mental health resources and support are available throughout the state, and that seeking help for mental health disease should not be considered a weakness. The confidential resources below are collected for your benefit and we encourage you to utilize them.
List of Contact Numbers
Crisis Text Line
Text “PA” to 741741
Crisis Text Line, a free and confidential service that is available nationally to provide support to those in crisis.
Crisis Text Line may be accessed any time by texting PA to 741741.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If You Are Thinking About Suicide: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
A text option is also available via the Crisis Text Line, offering free 24/7 support by texting “PA” to 741741 to, in turn, text with a trained Crisis Counselor there to support people in crisis.
Preventing Suicide in PA
PreventSuicidePa.org was created to support those who are affected by suicide, and to provide education, awareness, and understanding by collaborating with the community to prevent suicide, and reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Get Help Now for Substance Use Disorder
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Veterans in Crisis
If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
PA’s Support Helpline
The Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who are available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.
Coping with COVID-19 Stress
CDC website that offers a variety of resources for people dealing with stress, anxiety, substance use disorder, and other ailments brought on by the pandemic.
To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America has compiled a range of resources and information.
Download the flyers below to read and share and learn about opportunities for help.
Understanding Child Behavior
With so many families avoiding public contact, stress at home and negative behaviors can be an increasing problem. Below, we have included a variety of resources to help understand and address home-related parenting and behavior issues.
Ages and Stages of Childhood Development (6 months—5 years)
Ages and Stages of Childhood Development (5-11 years)
Ages and Stages of Childhood Development (12-18 years)
Getting Through Temper Tantrums
The Power of Choice
Tips for being a nurturing parent
Tips for Positive Parenting
Understanding Your Child
Download “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”
Download “What Kids Should Know About Child Abuse and Neglect”
Download Social Media Graphics
Download the images below and share them on social media to help spread the word that it’s ok to seek help. Click on the image and when it pops up, click your right mouse button and select “save image as…” and save to your computer. On a smartphone, touch and hold the image until it asks you to “save image.” Then you’ll have it on your phoen to share.