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About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery?

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

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NAMI Bucks LGBTQ+ Support Group

Join us online Monday and Friday! Learn more about our group here and check out our calendar for dates and times.

Support & Resources (National)

If you are experiencing a mental health condition, it’s possible to take control of your health care and improve your chance of recovery. There are a number of resources available:

Support & Resources (Local)

Much of the information below was compiled by SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance), an interfaith and no-faith affirming place for all sexualities, genders, and sexes in Hatboro, PA that holds regular support groups and events.

  • Crisis Support
  • Healthcare
    • Planned Parenthood
      401 West Broad Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 – 215-536-2684
      610 Louis Drive, Warminster, PA 18974 – 215-957-7980
      “Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.”
    • Einstein Healthcare Network PRIDE Program
      5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141
      A safe, professional and innovative medical practice, dedicated to your specific health needs, including:

      • OB/GYN services: Reproductive healthcare, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor conditions, counseling and treatment for menopause.
      • Mental Health and Wellness services: Long and short term therapy, medication management, patient navigation support.
      • Trans Care: Top surgery, hormone therapy, trans competent OB/GYN care.
      • Patients are seen by appointment on Tuesday evenings, once a month from 5–7 pm. To learn more about the Pride Program and other services we are offering the LGBTQ+ community or to make an appointment, please call Kalen McLean at 215-420-0989. We make every effort to accommodate your needs, whether urgent or routine.
    • Mazzoni Center
      1348 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
      215-563-0658
      Located in Philadelphia, PA, Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine offers compassionate, comprehensive health care with a primary focus on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
      (Primary care, HIV/AIDS care, On-site pharmacy, Adolescent health, Women’s health, Behavioral health consultation, Hepatitis C care, Medical case management, PrEP/PEP, 340B program: helping uninsured patients access medication, Community health Navigation Services, Mental and behavioral health, Walk-in HIV and STD testing, Adolescent drop-in clinic, Trans clinical care services, Pediatric and adolescent comprehensive transgender services (PACTS), Sisterly love: support for trans women, Peer support groups, Training and resources for providers, Trans Care Services Internship Program)
    • GLMA Healthcare Directory
      GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
    • OutCare Health Directory
      Providing  information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare and connecting individuals with the most appropriate healthcare providers, resources, and events.
  • Mental Health
    • LGBTQ+ Youth & Young Adult Group
      17 Barclay Street, Suite B3, Newtown, PA 18940
      Are you a young person who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning or Intersex? This group is a supportive, affirming place to discuss living as a LGBTQI+ individual in today’s world. Come express yourself and explore your identity in a safe space! Register by emailing Kayti at coordinator@buckslgbtq.com. $35 per group.
    • Bucks LGBTQ Center
      17 Barclay Street, Suite B3, Newtown, PA 18940
      (267) 753-3005
      Bucks LGBTQ Center is unique in providing individual therapy by Masters and Doctoral level therapists with specific training around supporting and affirming LGBTQ clients and their families.  Groups are run by well-trained and experienced therapists. The beautiful space at the Barclay Building, home to Bucks Eating Support Collaborative, Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center, and Newtown Yoga, allows clients to add on other services: nutrition, massage, yoga, meditation, wellness classes, personal training, acupuncture, hypnotherapy & Reiki/energy work. Bucks LGBTQ Center is home to a variety of events for clients, workshops for families, training for professionals, and free events for LGBTQ+ people and the community
    • Pink and Blues Support Group
      The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany – Blue Room
      330 S. 13th St. (between Spruce and Pine) Philadelphia, PA 19107
      215-627-0424
      (Enter courtyard look for single red door to the right down access ramp)
      We are a mutual self-help, peer support and resource exchange group for persons living with mental health, substance use and/or health conditions who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, two-spirit, questioning adults and our allies. It’s a safe space to explore our dualities, discover recovery opportunities and alternatives to suicide, self-abuse, trauma, loneliness, etc.
      Free and open for you! Meets Every Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Doors open at 6:50pm – please arrive by 7pm or soon after.
    • Psychology Today Directory
      Search for therapists or treatment centers by specialty, insurance, location, and more.​
    • William Way Peer Counseling Program
      1315 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19107
      215-732-2220
      William Way LGBT Community Center provides one-on-one counseling from peer volunteers by phone, appointment, or walk-in.
  • Legal
    • ACLU of Pennsylvania
      ACLU of Pennsylvania works to secure total rights for LGBT people by working to defend and expand the individual rights and personal freedoms afforded to us all by the state and federal constitutions and the Bill of Rights.
    • Equality Pennsylvania
      Equality Pennsylvania is an organization which advocates throughout Pennsylvania for LGBT rights. Equality Pennsylvania also attempts to advance LGBT friendly policy and legislative initiatives.
    • Human Rights Campaign – Bucks
      Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is a civil rights non-profit organization focusing on LGBTQ issues.
  • Employment
  • Youth, Families, and Community
    • PFLAG
      Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well being of LGBTQ people, their families and friends through support (to cope with an adverse society), education (to inform and enlighten the public), and advocacy (to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights).
    • Bucks County PFLAG
      Penns Park, PA
      (215) 348-9976
    • Bullying Prevention (PA Dept. of Education)
      1-866-716-0424
      Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Mon.-Fri. during normal business hours. The Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number that will allow individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying; and is available, to students, parents/guardians and school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.
    • The Rainbow Room
      Salem United Church of Christ
      186 East Court Street
      Doylestown, PA 18901
      215-348-9860
      The Rainbow Room, a Planned Parenthood program, is a weekly meeting for LGBTQA youth that provides education, fun activities, and community building programs.
  • Addictions Help
    • LGBT Safe Rehab Programs
      855-396-3011
      We are available day and night even if you just need someone to talk to. Our admissions coordinators provide a confidential assessment and will review with you the best treatment options for the situation if you need it.
    • SMART Recovery
      (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group. It is an online 4-Point Program® that sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings to help people recover from all types of addictive behaviors. Online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.
    • LGBT-friendly 12-step meetings
      (directory on pages 31-33)
  • Spiritual and Interfaith

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