Helpful resources for those dealing with anxiety

Several resources available for mental health and substance abuse issues.
Posted on 04/07/2020
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The Quakertown Community School District is aware of the challenges many families are facing during these unprecedented times. To help those struggling with anxiety, other challenging emotions and substance abuse, we have put together a list of community-based resources.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has launched a Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist you. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

Additional resources for you to consider include:


Council of Southeast PA Student Assistance Program Newsletter

Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline

Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance Online and Virtual Recovery Support Resource List  

Helping Homebound Children During COVID-19 Outbreak

Working Remotely During COVID-19

Support for LGBTQ Students during the shutdown

PA Department of Health’s Coronavirus webpage


The DOH also recommends these resources:

  • 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

Please do not hesitate to use any of these resources for you or a loved one. Everyone is feeling the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic in some way. We hope this is helpful. Thank you for reading.

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