The Lehigh County Mental Health Program believes that people with mental illness can best achieve positive change and recovery when treatment and supportive services are guided by each person's goals, preferences, strengths and needs. Involvement of family and/or significant others is encouraged. Services are designed to be accessible, responsive, culturally appropriate, and cost effective.
The Mental Health Program manages federal, state, and local funds to provide comprehensive community-based services to children and adults with mental illness and their families. Program priorities include linking eligible and uninsured children and adults with serious persistent mental illness to Medical Assistance.
Services provided directly include:
Acronyms and Abbreviations
What do all of these things mean? View a detailed list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations.
All About Autism
If you suspect your child has Autism, if you are looking for resources, support groups, information about the ARCH, Lehigh County Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force, abbreviations and acronyms, BHRS providers, and more. What is Act 62? View additional information on eligibility and FAQ's and what to do if there is a service denial or issue.
Click here to view information on local organizations that provide assistance with financial issues, food, clothing, housing, shelters, utilities, disaster response etc. Accessing Medical Assistance--Find out how to utilize MA for behavioral health services. Here to Help Brochure--From meeting basic needs for food and shelter to upgrading professional skills to find a new job in a high-demand industry, the commonwealth has a wide variety of programs to help people get through the tough times.
Mental Health Diagnoses
View information on a variety of mental health diagnoses. View "The Numbers Count, Mental Disorder in America".
Resources & Support Groups
Click here to view information on agencies, organizations and web sites that offer resources and support groups for a variety of issues such as emergency preparedness, bereavement, crime and victim, gang prevention/education, education and literacy, physical health conditions, mental health, sexuality, family/children, suicide prevention/intervention, transition and vocational/employment. You can also view a list of city contacts for neighborhood issues and tips for parents.�PA Health and Human Services Resource Guide--Your all in one handbook for the services that are available to you as a Pennsylvania resident.
View a variety of resources and information.
Veteran Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
2012-2013 County Mental Health Plan
Community Mental Health Plan for adults, older adults, and transition-age youth with serious mental health and co-occurring disorders.
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