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View articles focusing on child development and parenting issues written by psychiatric experts from Penn State Health. Recent topics have included anxiety in children with autism, cyberbullying, self-harm and tips for talking with children about tragedy.

Community and National Resources

View a listing of helpful community and national resources.

Eating Disorder Resources

Contact Helpline

Information and referral service

800-932-4616
211 (information and referral)
www.contacthelpline.org


Food Addicts Anonymous

www.foodaddictsanonymous.org


National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) is the oldest organization aimed at fighting eating disorders in the United States. ANAD assists people struggling with eating disorders and also provides resources for families, schools and the eating disorder community.

630-577-1330
www.anad.org
 


National Eating Disorders Association

Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

800-931-2237
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
 


Overeaters Anonymous

Offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using the 12-step program.

www.oa.org 

Children-Specific Resources

The team of specialists at Penn State Children’s Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and its partners provide evidence-based treatments for a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems in children. 

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for mental health problems in children including ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression.

Additional resources

ASERT Autism Resource Center

A key component helping to support individuals with autism and their families throughout the Commonwealth.

877-231-4244
www.paautism.org


Autism Society, Greater Harrisburg Area Chapter

Promotes opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in the same valued life experiences as do other citizens.

PO Box 101
Enola, PA 17025

800-244-2425, ext. 8408
www.autismharrisburg.org

Keystone Autism Services

Provides services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

3700 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

717-220-1465
www.keystonehumanservices.org/autism-services


Mind on Health – Central Penn Parent 

View articles focusing on child development and parenting issues written by psychiatric experts from Penn State Health. Recent topics have included anxiety in children with autism, cyberbullying, self-harm and tips for talking with children about tragedy.

Disability-Assistance Resources

The ARC of Cumberland and Perry Counties

Mission is to empower, inspire and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.

71 Ashland Ave.
Carlisle, PA 17013

717-249-2611
www.cparc.org


The ARC of Dauphin County

Mission is to enhance quality of life and community integration for individuals with special needs.

2569 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103

717-920-2727
www.arcofdc.org


Bell Socialization Services

Provides supportive residential and social environments to help people living with intellectual disabilities explore their potential.

160 S. George Street
York, PA 17401

717-848-5767
www.bellsocialization.com


Center for Independent Living of central Pennsylvania

Mission is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.

207 House Ave., Suite 107
Camp Hill, PA 17011

717-731-1900

Living well hotline: 877-865-4893
www.cilcp.org


Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania

Helps children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

412-281-7244
www.easterseals.com/wcpenna

Goodwill Keystone Area

Works to support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their full potential as workers and as members of the broader community.

1150 Goodwill Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-232-1831
800-432-GIVE
www.yourgoodwill.org


Keystone Human Services

Works to create an environment where all people, regardless of ability, can grow, make choices and be valued and contributing members of the community.

124 Pine St. 
Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-232-7509
888-377-6504
www.keystonehumanservices.org


Our Excentia

Life Enrichment provides community-based support to people with intellectual and development disabilities in order to increase their community awareness, contribute positively to their community, and develop skills to lead a more independent life.

617B N. Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

717-519-6740
www.ourexcentia.org


Works for Me

Provides people with disabilities information on work options. 

www.worksforme-pa.org 

Mental Health Assistance

Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline


The Advocacy Alliance

Mission is to promote mental well-being and support recovery for adults who have a mental illness; resiliency for children with emotional/behavioral disorders.

1512 E. Caracas Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033

717-835-2275
www.theadvocacyalliance.org


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

An on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. 

800-662-4357
samhsa.gov/find-treatment


Bell Socialization Services

Provides housing and employment support for those dealing with mental illness.

160 S. George Street
York, PA 17401-1408

717-848-5767
www.bellsocialization.com


Catholic Charities

Counseling offices

939 East Park Drive, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-233-7978

925 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602-1905
717-299-3659

253 E. Market St.
York, PA 17403-2014
717-845-2696

6156 W. Canal Road
Abbottstown, PA 17301-8982 (Paradise Outpatient Services)
717-259-9537


Case Management Unit 

Mission is to plan with and support adults and children with mental disabilities, and their families when appropriate, to live full and inclusive lives within their communities.

1100 S. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
717-232-8761

295 State Drive
Elizabethville, PA 17023
717-362-1212

1349 Cumberland St
Lebanon, PA 17042
717-644-9600

www.cmu.cc


Contact Helpline

Information and referral service

800-932-4616
211 (information and referral)
www.contacthelpline.org


Crisis Intervention Services – Dauphin County

24-hour emergency mental health services.

100 Chestnut St., Suite 1
Harrisburg, PA 17101

888-596-4447
717-232-7511


Crisis Intervention Services – Cumberland and Perry Counties

Provides psychiatric or mental health emergency assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Camp Hill area: 717-763-2222
Carlisle area: 717-243-6005
All other areas: 866-350-HELP


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Mission is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. Support group meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

717-557-4477
www.dbsaharrisburg.org


Diakon Family Life Services

Meets the mental-health needs of people through quality, compassionate counseling, family-based mental-health services, and specialized programs.

960 Century Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

866-700-6868
717-795-0330
www.diakon.org


Franklin Family Services

Offers comprehensive psychiatry services, which include diagnosis, treatment, and education for adults, adolescents, and children

816 Belvedere St.
Carlisle, PA 17013

717-243-6500
www.ffspa.com


Keystone Human Services – Mental Health Services

Committed to supporting and empowering individuals on their personal journey of recovery.

8182 Adams Drive
Hummelstown, PA 17036

717-482-8500
www.keystonehumanservices.org


Mental Wellness Awareness Association

Focuses on education for prevention, early intervention, scientific research and cures of mental health problems.

717-957-3432
www.mentalwellnessawareness.org


MyndWorks – Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg

Offers innovative and effective programs to support social and emotional growth for children ages 4-19. Also offers Healing Hearts, a publicly funded program to assist parents and children when trauma or attachment issues are interfering with family functioning. This specialized approach may be particularly beneficial to foster or adopted children.

3333 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA  17110

717-233-1681


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Dauphin County

2501 N. Third St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-233-1164
www.nami-dauphincounty.org

Cumberland County

PO Box 527
Carlisle, PA  17013
717-620-9580
www.namicppa.org


National Institute of Mental Health

Mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research.

www.nimh.nih.gov


NHS 

Provides care and services to people with special needs. 

888-647-0020
www.nhsonline.org


Peace of Mind Project

Dedicated to raising awareness for those with mental health illness and helping them live healthier lives.

866-30-PEACE
www.peaceofmindproject.com


Pennsylvania Clubhouse Coalition

Committed to improving the quality of life and community integration of people experiencing mental health recovery.

www.paclubhouse.org


Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association

Provides information, referrals and support to people who are receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness in Pennsylvania.

4105 Derry St.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

717-564-4930
www.pmhca.org


Pressley Ridge

Offers help for a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues.

888-777-0820

Harrisburg Outpatient Treatment and Counseling

121 Locust St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

800-723-7005
www.pressleyridge.org


Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven (Christian Churches United)

Provides shelter for single men with two or more bouts of homelessness and who have a diagnosed mental illness.

1805 N. 12th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103 

717-232-5029
www.ccuhbg.org

Suicide Prevention

Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

888-333-2377
www.afsp.org


Please Live

Cultivates mental wellness through education and awareness of youth and young adult mental health challengers, focusing on depression, anxiety and suicide prevention. 

PO Box 1281
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

www.pleaselive.org