Lancaster General Health is a proud member of Let’s Talk, Lancaster, a coalition of community organizations dedicated to improving mental health and well-being in Lancaster County. Our vision is a vibrant Lancaster community that promotes and supports an environment where people live mentally healthy lives.
As part of Let’s Talk, Lancaster, we work to increase awareness of the connection between mental health and physical health, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, promote resiliency and well-being, and improve the connection between primary care and mental health care.
How to Get Help
In case of emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Department right away. Other mental health crisis resources include:
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 — 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
- For a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service, dial 211
- Crisis Intervention: 717-394-2631
- Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: 800-622-4357
- Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, Press 1 — 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
- Vets4Warriors: 855-838-8255 — confidential personalized peer support by phone or chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Understanding and Managing Stress
LG Health offers a free class to teach you the tools you need to understand, minimize and manage your stress using proven strategies such as the relaxation response and positive thinking. Click here for more information.
How to Get Involved and Help Others
- Get the tools to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis by registering for Mental CPR
- Take the pledge to learn the 5 signs of emotional suffering and to change the culture surrounding mental health, mental illness, and wellness
- Share a selfie showing you know the 5 signs! Use our hashtags, #changementalhealth and #changementalhealthlancaster
- Hang posters in your school, workplace or church, or use quick animated videos to share the message in your workplace and on social media. Discover more tools to help you, help others.
- Join Let’s Talk, Lancaster on social media and share our posts, tweets and photos