Support & Referral Helpline
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched the statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be 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.
“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public health professionals who advise social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”
The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is available at
1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
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
United Way of Pennsylvania: Text your zip code to 898-211 for resources and information in your community.
Mental health is so important right now and to guarantee we take the best care of ourselves and our mental health - here’s some help!
The Somerset SCA along with Twin Lakes, Somerset County Drug-Free Communities, and United Way have sponsored the Mental Wellness Module through EVERFI for all Somerset County Youth!
Follow the links below for more info:
You can have your child create an account if they didn’t already in school this year.
General Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco websites