Mental Health Resources

Call 911 in the event of an emergency (e.g., someone has caused harm to themselves or others or are threatening to hurt themselves or others), call 911 in the US or emergency services in your country.   

Carlow Campus Police: 412.578.6007

Helpful mental health resources are available in the areas of:


Suicide prevention

Resolve Crisis Services | 1.888.796.8226
Anyone who resides in Allegheny County can access their services, regardless of ability to pay or type of crisis, 24 hours per day. Services include, but are not limited to: phone counseling; mobile crisis team; and walk-in center located at 333 North Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741
Text ‘HOME’ to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386
Provides several outlets for communication and support for LGBTQ individuals of any age; the Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 is toll-free 24/7 intervention and suicide prevention service.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Provides information on suicide statistics, prevention techniques, and long list of available resources

Active Minds
Provides education about mental health on college campuses, list of resources for students in crisis, and therapist/counseling search tool

Resources for Veterans

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Veteran's Resources | 1.800.2733.8255, press 1 or Text 838255
Live online chat available, locate local resources for support or get immediate support.

Department of Veteran Affairs
Includes Veterans Crisis Line and additional suicide prevention information.

Sexual trauma and intimate partner violence

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
24-hour confidential hotline: 1-866-END-RAPE (1-866-363-7273)

Center for Victims

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh | 1.877.338.8255
Safe harbor that provides specialized care and support for survivors who have experienced all types of intimate partner violence from physical to emotional through Emergency Shelter, Legal Advocacy, a 24-Hour Hotline, Support Groups, and more.

Southwest PA Says No More

Magee-Women’s Hospital | Emergency services: 412.641.4950

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) | 1.800.656.HOPE (1.800.656.4673)
Free & confidential 24/7 support Chat support: free & confidential 24/7

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

Depression and anxiety

For college student seeking mental health wellness; tips for helping friends in crisis and developing good wellness habits

To Write Love on Her Arms
A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Provides links for those seeking help and identifies mobile apps designed to help those living with depressive illnesses; provides information about the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and related disorders.

Anxiety Resource Center
Provides educational materials, a newsletter, and blog

Social Anxiety Association
Promotes understanding and treatment of social anxiety disorder, resources, links to support groups, information on how to find health professionals, and information about treatment options

Beyond OCD
Features suggestions and resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer OCD in college, offers tools to find support groups in your area

American College Health Association
Provides resources such as help lines, brochures about types of depression, and external links for seeking help

The Jed Foundation
Provides online resources to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students

Eating disorders

UPMC Center for Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Association
Provides list of links and tools to seek help; provides information about support groups, treatment referrals, and research

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Provides information about prevention and treatment of eating disorders; provides a helpline and email

Eating Disorder Hope
Provides information on education and awareness, recovery tools, treatment, and support; has a blog specific for college students suffering from eating disorders

Addiction/Substance use

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides information on research and prevention for alcohol and drug addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration | 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
Provides extensive information on substance abuse, a treatment locator by zip code, and a national hotline available 24/7/365 for individuals suffering from substance abuse (1-800-662-HELP (4357)) to get connected to local resources/treatment options

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Provides support for those suffering from every stage of addiction and offers directory of programs and services in your area

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information about alcohol dependence, 12-step program, find meetings and support

Narcotics Anonymous
Information about drug dependence, 12-step program, find meetings and support