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

  • ULifeline – 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

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