Many mental health resources are available near Carlow University, as well as online. They include help for:

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  • Suicide prevention
  • Veterans
  • Sexual trauma and intimate partner violence
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction/substance use

Suicide prevention

Resolve Crisis Services

Phone: +1 (888) 796-8226

Services are available to anyone living in Allegheny County regardless of ability to pay or type of crisis, 24/7. Services include phone counseling and a mobile crisis team. The walk-in center is located at 333 N. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Crisis Text Line 

Text “HOME” to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to communicate with a trained crisis counselor.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Phone: +1 (800) 273-8255

The Lifeline operated by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources. The foundation can also provide information on suicide statistics, prevention techniques and a list of available resources.

The Trevor Project 

Phone: +1 (866) 488-7386

The TrevorLifeline is a toll-free 24/7 suicide intervention and prevention service operated by the Trevor Project, which provides outlets for communication and support for LGBTQ individuals of any age.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Phone: +1 (800) 950-6264

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline offers free, confidential crisis counseling from 10 a.m.-6 p.m weekdays and can also be reached 24/7 by texting “NAMI” to 741741.

Active Minds

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

Resources for Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line 

Phone: +1 (800) 273-8255, press 1, or text 838255

The hotline offers live online chat and the opportunity to get immediate support, and can help locate local resources.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The department offers resources for veterans in crisis and suicide prevention information.

Sexual Trauma and Intimate Partner Violence

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)

Phone: +1 (866) 363-7273

PAAR provides a 24/7 confidential hotline, plus counseling and therapy, wellness services, and victims’ rights information. Its offices are located at 81 S. 19th St., Pittsburgh PA 15203.

Center for Victims

Phone: +1 (866) 644-2882

The center’s services include a 24/7 crisis hotline, therapy and counseling, victims’ rights information, legal support, victim compensation assistance. The center is located at 3433 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh PA 15203.

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh 

Phone: + 1 (877) 338-8255

The organization is a safe harbor that provides care and support for survivors of intimate partner violence, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, a 24/7 hotline and support groups. 

Southwest PA Says NO MORE

Southwest PA Says NO MORE is a community of organizations and individuals working to end domestic and sexual violence.

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 

Phone: + 1 (412) 641-4950

The number connects to the hospital’s emergency services department.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)

Phone: + 1 (800) 656-4673

RAINN offers free and confidential 24/7 support.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

The NSVRC maintains a directory of organizations in each state that provide services for survivors.

Depression and Anxiety


Phone: +1 (800) 273-8255

ULifeline is for college students seeking mental health wellness, tips for helping friends in crisis and developing good wellness habits. Immediate help can also be obtained by texting “START’ to 741741.

To Write Love on Her Arms

To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement that provides hope and help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The organization can help locate local resources. Immediate help can be obtained by texting “TWLOHA” to741741.

Anxiety Resource Center

The center provides educational materials, a newsletter and a blog.

Social Anxiety Association

The association promotes the understanding and treatment of social anxiety disorder and provides resources, including links to support groups and information on how to find health professionals and treatment options.

Beyond OCD

Beyond OCD offers suggestions and resources to help cope with and conquer obsessive compulsive disorder, and offers tools to find local support groups.

American College Health Association

The association provides resources such as helplines, brochures and external links for seeking help.

The Jed Foundation

The foundation provides online resources to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students.

Eating Disorders

UPMC Center for Eating Disorders

Phone: +1 (724) 933-3910

The center provides treatment for ages 14 and up. It is located at 3811 O’Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

National Eating Disorder Association

The association provides links and tools to seek help, and provides information about support groups, treatment referrals and research.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Phone: +1 (888) 375-7767

The association provides information about prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Its Helpline answers from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays. 

Eating Disorder Hope

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

Addiction/Substance Use

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The institute provides information on research and prevention for alcohol and drug addiction.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration 

Phone: + 1 (800) 662-4357

The administration provides a 24/7 hotline and can connect callers to local resources. It also provides information on substance abuse and a local treatment locator.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

The council provides support and a directory of local programs and services.

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA provides information about alcohol dependence and the AA 12-step program, and tools to find meetings and support.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA provides information about drug dependence and the NA 12-step program, and tools to find meetings and support.

Contact Health & Counseling Services

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