May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness of mental health issues and resources. Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
As the mission of Doylestown Health is to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve, we recognize the need to address mental health in our community.
One of the ways we are addressing this issue is by offering a second annual Mental Health Series. Throughout 2019, Doylestown Health presents a series of bi-monthly free programs called, "When Life Throws You Curveballs." This series will take participants through different stages in life, detailing critical points where mental health can become harder to maintain. Learn about upcoming programs.
Mental Health Resources
For those seeking help with mental health issues, there are resources available. Here is a partial list of local organizations where community residents can turn for help.
A nonprofit organization with locations throughout Bucks County that offers a variety of programs and services focused on increasing opportunities for adults, improving the lives of those with mental illness, reducing substance abuse, and more.
Foundations Behavioral Health provides treatment in a homelike environment located on a 12-acre campus in Bucks County, Pa. and provides a comprehensive network of behavioral, psychiatric, educational, and community services offered for children, adolescents and young adults.
The mission of Lenape Valley Foundation is to partner with members of the community encountering mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental challenges as they pursue their personal aspirations and an enhanced quality of life.
Crisis Services: 1-800-499-7455 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Central Bucks Crisis (located at Doylestown Hospital): 215-345-2273
Works in collaboration with the Bucks County Mental Health/Developmental Programs Department and the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc., to assist those in need with assessment and treatment.
Penn Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing services to address the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of individuals in our community.
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Bucks County Chapter, is an association of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in the community to raise awareness and provide support and education.
Helpline: 1-866-399-NAMI (6264)
About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 232 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.