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Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association


  • 3 Apr 2020 11:35 AM | Anthony Pascarella (Administrator)

    Are you feeling lonely? Are you feeling anxious?


    The Statewide Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff that are available 24/7 to respond to those struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Staff at the Helpline refer callers to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

    The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational. The number to call is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

    The Helpline was created by the Department of Human Services DHS and the Center for Community Resources (CCR). Helpline staff are trained to be accessible, culturally competent, and skilled at assisting individuals in the ID/A community as well as anyone else who might have a need – teens, adults, special populations and their supporters. Staff use the principles of trauma-informed care to listen, assess needs, triage calls, and provide appropriate referral to community resources to children, teens, adults and special populations.

    CCR will collaborate with individuals, families, police, emergency medical teams, hospitals, schools, and human service providers on the local level to provide quality care to their community members.


    Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

    • ·         National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • ·         Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
    • ·         Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
    • ·         Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • ·         Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
    • ·         Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
    • ·         Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 1-888-772-7227
    • ·         National Domestic Violence Helpline – 1-800-799-7233

    Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

    To access ODP-specific information, visit ODP’s Coronavirus Page at: https://www.myodp.org/mod/page/view.php?id=26808.

  • 25 Mar 2020 1:34 PM | Anthony Pascarella (Administrator)

    Hello Friends and Members,

    We wanted to take this time to reach out and make you aware of resources that continue to be available. Please follow the links below for detailed, up-to-date information about COVID-19, the Governor’s response and helpful links.

    Home Together

    PA Parent and Family Alliance

    Unique Journeys | Powerful Voices

    The PA Parent and Family Alliance has compiled useful resources for families and providers across the state.

    Currently the list has over 200 resources in areas such as education, mental wellness, work, necessary services, art, relaxation, and much more. The list will continue to grow. 

    Check it out and feel free to share the link with anyone you think would find it useful.


    Visit their recent blog post:

    We’re Going to Get Through This and We’ll Be With You Every Step of the Way



    Learn more about the PA Parent and Family Alliance:


  • 22 Nov 2019 12:00 PM | Anthony Pascarella (Administrator)

    Hello PMHCA Family, Future Family, and Guests!

    First let me welcome you to the new homepage and website of PMHCA! 

    I ask your patience as I work diligently to continue to transfer over content and information from the old site to the new one. I also hope to implement some newer features to the site as a whole. 

    I thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the new site!

    Your truly
    Anthony Pascarella

About the association

PMHCA is a state-wide member organization dedicated to the support of all people who seek aid for recovery from a mental illness at any stage in their journey. PMHCA provides resources, referrals, and support to those receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness. 

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