Shine@MLPL Resources

Use these tools to:

  • Find help during a crisis
  • Take an online mental health screening
  • Find worksheets for managing stress
  • Get information about health insurance
  • Find a mental health care provider
  • Learn about treating mental illness and substance use disorders

Crisis Resources

Resolve Crisis Network

1-888-796-8226 (1-888-7-YOU-CAN)

Resolve Crisis Network

Anyone in Allegheny County can access the crisis services from Resolve, regardless of ability to pay.

Phone counseling is available 24 hours a day.


UPMC Western Behavioral Health Emergency Services

For an emergency, please call 412-624-1000 or toll-free 1-877-624-4100

Emergency and Crisis Services

 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) include:

  • Evaluations for psychiatric or substance abuse conditions
  • Walk-in crisis therapy
  • Inpatient admission
  • Referral to drug and alcohol programs
  • Referral to behavioral health treatment

You do not need a doctor to refer you to the PES. Our doctors, nurses, and staff will work with you to find the right treatment.


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Dial 988

 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.


Mental Wellness Education and Support Information

National Institute of Mental Health

NIH help for Mental Illness

  • Find a healthcare provider
  • Learn more about mental health disorders


NAMI Website

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Mental Health America: Self-Help Tools

MHA Self-Help-Tools

  • Find mental health screening tools
  • Take a stress test
  • Find tips for improving mental health
  • Use helpful worksheets about a wide variety of mental health topics

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Self-Help Tools

Find out how to get mental health and substance abuse treatment if you're on Medical Assistance, Medicaid, CHIP, or if you're uninsured.

Resources for Specific Age Groups

Let's Talk About It

Find a wide variety of resources for and about:

  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Older Adults
  • Children and Young Adults

Outreach Teen & Family Services

Outreach Homepage

 Provides affordable and accessible connection, education, counseling, and coaching to children, teens and families through safe, caring, responsive, confidential professional therapists supported by dedicated community advocates. Located in Mt. Lebanon.

Older Adult Mental Health from MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus - Older Adult Mental Health

Learn about mental health concerns specific to older adults. Find information about:

  • Specific mental health disorders
  • Research and journal articles
  • Clinical trials
  • Finding a mental health practitioner


LGBTQIA Resources


Persad Center

Our Pittsburgh office front desk can be reached at 412-441-9786 during their business hours,

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Friday, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

Persad Center is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project website


Support for LGBTQ+ youth. Call, text, or chat with a counselor 24 hours a day.




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