Resources for Teens and Families
re:solve crisis network
If you need help and want to contact local services, contact the re:solve crisis network. Re:solve crisis offers crisis counseling and support, referrals, and intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline, mobile crisis unit, and walk-in center are all free to residents of Allegheny county.
PA 2-1-1 | United Way
Connects people of Southwestern Pennsylvania to housing, community, health, and disaster services. The service is available by phone or online, offers 24/7 access and is confidential.
National Suicide Hotline:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
Both numbers are toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines which connect you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center.
Ayisat Bisiriyu, 14, a student at Winchester Thurston School, wants to raise awareness and open discussion surrounding mental health issues that can affect teenagers. Bisiriyu points to social media as one of the reasons that some young people feel pressure and experience feelings of inadequacy.
Source: https://www.publicsource.org/mental-illness-and-teens-its-hard-to-tell-who-is-joking-and-who-is-crying-for-help-whats-my-responsibility/ (Photo by Maranie Rae Staab/PublicSource/File)