NAMI Bucks HELPINE: 1-866-399-NAMI (1-866-399-6264)
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS 1-800-499-7455
Upper Bucks 215-257-6551
Central Bucks 215-345-2273
Lower Bucks 215-785-9765
BUCKS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BASE SERVICE UNITS:
Lenape Valley PACT - The phone number is 215-343-7696, ext. 5027 and the fax # is 215-343-3819.
Bucks County Resources
Voice and Vision
Conducts face-to-face interviews, focus groups, telephone surveys and mailed surveys for adults and children in order to improve people's quality of life and the quality of services in the county. Voice and Vision takes stories of hope and resiliency into the community at various businesses, healthcare facilities, clubs, schools and organizations. College Plus Helping people who have a diagnosis of mental illness go to and be successful in college through a peer support approach. Peer Support - Peer Companionship initiative at Norristown State Hospital, peer support networking within Voice and Vision for successful employment, outreach to people not connected in services.
Voice and Vision, Inc
600 Louis Dr. Suite, 106
Warminster, PA 18974
Click here for directions
Suicide Prevention 1-800-suicide (784-2433) 1-800-499-7455
The Bucks County website has a lot of helpful information
including information about social service departments in Bucks
County. We provided some of the numbers (below) of the
primary departments in Bucks County. Please find more
provides much information and many links to local, regional and statewide information.
then click on the link "Departments".
Area Agency on Aging: 215-348-0510
Elder Abuse Hotline:1-800-243-3767
Children and Youth Social Services Agency: 215-348-6900
24 Hour Child Abuse Reporting Hotline: 1-800-932-0313
Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation:215-442-0760
Drug and Alcohol Commission and Behavioral Health
Bucks County Department of Health:
Central Bucks: 215-345-3344
Lower Bucks: 215-949-5805
Upper Bucks: 215-536-6500
United Way of Bucks County
215-949-1660 X15 www.uwbucks.org Great resource directory. Available on line or mailed out for a small fee.
Bucks County Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence
1-800-221-6333 www.bccadd.org Mission is to reduce the impact of addiction through prevention, consultation, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention and treatment services.
PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together)
1-800-221-6333 Alcohol and other drug information recovery
LIFE (Living In Family Environments)
1-888-442-1590 www.lifeinbucks.org Information and resources; children and adolescent family support; and case management.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (D&A and MENTAL HEALTH) MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION:
For people in Bucks County who have the access card
Magellan Behavioral Health: 1-877-769-9784
NAMI PA Montgomery County website
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance http://www.dbsalliance.org/index.html
FREE - SELF-HELP BOOKLETS PROMOTE RECOVERY FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES - Techniques to help reduce the effects of trauma, make lifestyle changes to positively affect emotional well-being, and build strong relationships are a few of the issues addressed in a series of new self-help guides developed to help people with psychiatric disabilities. The guides are being offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Call SAMHSA's Clearinghouse to obtain your free copies - 1.800.789.2647; TTY 301.443.9006 or log-on at www.samhsa.gov
http://www.bazelon.org The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Through precedent-setting litigation and in the public policy arena, the Bazelon Center works to advance and preserve the rights of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
KNOWHOW - NAMI for Consumers- NAMI National has a web/e-mail community of NAMI consumer members throughout the country. This is an electronic forum for the sharing of support and information among consumer members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. To subscribe, send an e-mail to: email@example.com Include: your full first and last name, your state of residence and NAMI affiliation (Bucks County), a statement to the effect that you identify as a "primary consumer" of mental health services. orcontact Ray Federici, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you want to join. Ray also established a similar web-based community for NAMI PA consumer members. Contact Ray via e-mail to join either or both.
The NAMI National website has a useful capability to search for info on Illnesses, treatment options, medications and user communities. To use it, go to: http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Search&Template=/Search/Search.cfm
Community Support Program (CSP)
The Community Support Program (CSP) is a coalition of people concerned about the range and quality of public mental health services, basic life opportunities, level of community support and the overall quality of life for persons with a mental illness in the Bucks County area.
For info contact Joyce Schug 215-442-0760.
Rainbow House by Penndel Mental Health Center
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
1272 New Rodgers Rd
Bristol PA 19007
RECOVERY, Inc. http://www.recovery-inc.com/ Recovery, Inc. is a self-help mental health program based on the work of neuropsychiatrist, the late Abraham A. Low, M.D. Recovery, Inc.is non-profit, non-sectarian and completely member managed. Recovery Inc., has been active since 1937 and we have groups meeting every week around the world. To find a meeting in the Delaware Valley, http://www.recovery-inc.com/meetings/northeast.html#pennsylvania Telephone: 312-337-5661 or e-mail email@example.com
http://parentsmedguide.org a new resource center developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with depression.
CONTACT Bucks County http://www.contactbuckscounty.org/is a non-profit, United Way agency that provides free telephone helpline services to the residents of Greater Philadelphia.
Lower Bucks 215-547-1889 or 215-355-6000
Central Bucks 215-340-1998
Upper Bucks 215-536-0911
Main Line & Delaware County 610-649-5250
Philadelphia Area 888-855-5525
TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES
Please inform all of your staff, especially staff that "greet" the public, receptionists, intake, medical records, etal about Verizon's Telecom-munications Relay Service.
The PA Telecom-munications Relay Service (TRS) allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech disabled to communicate with anyone using a regular telephone.
This is done by using a keyboard machine called a text telephone (TTY) to send messages over the telephone network.
A Communications Assistant reads the typed message of the TTY user to a person using a regular telephone.
The Communications Assistant types the response of the regular telephone user to the TTY user.
All calls are handled with strictest confidentiality
Call 711 or 1-800-654-5984 to access this service
Call 1-800-855-2884 to access this service in Spanish
TRS is available 24/7.
People who do not have a TTY machine can reach TRS by dialing either 711 or 1-800-654-5988 or in Spanish 1-800-855-2885.
People who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech disabled may qualify for telecom-munication devices to help them with telephone services.
Devices include TTY, Amplifier, Telebraille, Voice-carryover TTY, TTY with large visual display.
PA Statewide Independent Living Council
108-110 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1401
you can go onto the PA Public Utility Commission's website to find out more information
Also, Milestones has a Deaf Services Center in Glenside. Milestones has a Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Case Management, Residential (housing) and interpreter services. They can be reached at 215-884-5566. Treatment Services and ICM are in Magellan (HealthChoices) network for Bucks County
NAMI PA Chester County has an office in eastern Chester County in Devon.
NAMI PA Chester County,
237 Lancaster Ave., Suite 218
Devon, PA 19333.
Phone is 610-293-1422
e--mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website http://chester.nami.org
People with severe mental illnesses also are sometimes jailed because their families find it is the most expedient means of getting the person into needed treatment.
Read more on the criminalization of people with severe mental illnesses on the website of the Treatment Advocacy Center: http://psychlaws.org/
http://dbsalliance.org/ Depression and bipolar support alliance.
http://www.dana.org/ Dana.org serves as a gateway to brain information. Visit the Brain Information and BrainWeb section to access general information about the brain and current brain research, and to link to sites related to more than 25 brain disorders.
COMPEER PROGRAM Compeer promotes maximum recovery by consumers of mental health services by matching them in friendship relationships with caring, trained adult volunteers. They participate in activities of mutual interest, such as playing tennis, going to the movies or a museum, or taking a walk.
For information, call Julie Pulvers at 215.785.2825