Experiencing stress, isolation, loss, or systemic social inequities is harmful to the overall health of Americans. Improving emotional well-being, social connectedness, and resiliency through research-based health promotion and prevention programs is critical to population health.
Now, Delaware County residents have a new, easier way to connect to behavioral or mental health crisis services.
Starting July 16, 2022 individuals who call, text, or chat with “988” from anywhere in the United States are now directly connected to the same, trained compassionate crisis response counselors that were previously accessible through the long-standing, 10-digit* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, rebranded as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline services can be used by anyone, any time (24 hours a day, seven days a week), at no cost to the caller.
For more information on this essential service, click here.
As a reminder, Delaware County residents also have access to the long-standing Delaware County Crisis Services.
The Delaware County Crisis Connections Team ( DCCCT) can be reached at:
Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Additional Mental Health Resources:
Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Mercy Fitzgerald Campus Emergency Department
Lansdowne Avenue & Bailey Road Darby, PA 19023
Crozer Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Blvd. Upland, PA 19013
PA Crisis Text Line – Text PA to 741741 Free, 24/7, Confidential
For more information and assistance, the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Wellness Line also responds to email inquiries.
Phone: (484) 276-2100 (Available 24/7)