Here are local and national resources that you may find helpful:
Mindful is an organization that inspires and guides those who want to explore mindfulness.
- The Greater Good Science Center: The Science of a Meaningful Life
They study the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of well-being and teach skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
- Raising the Mindful Family
This article by psychologists Stefanie and Elisha Goldstein shows how to strengthen relationships and bring the family together.
- Tara Brach’s Free Guided Meditations
A psychologist, author and founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C., Tara Brach is well-known in the mindfulness community.
- Four Calming Techniques for Kids and Adults
Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. focuses on evidence-based de-escalation and crisis prevention training and dementia care services. They train people in service-oriented industries to change behaviors and reduce conflict.
Local and National Mental Health Resources
- Allegheny County Mental Health Services (Adults)
Emergency and non-emergency mental health services in Allegheny County
- American Psychological Association
The APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychologists in the United States.
MentalHealth.gov provides access to U.S. government mental health information.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI offers support and guidance for individuals living with a mental health condition and their families. Find local NAMI family support group meetings here.
- American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
AFSP provides support for those who have been impacted by suicide.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)
If you or someone you know is in crisis, (800) 273-TALK (8255) is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone, and all calls are confidential. The Crisis Text Line is another service that is available 24/7. Text “HOME” to 741741.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a large fellowship of men and women who have had problems with drinking.
- Alcoholics Anonymous meetings – Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh Area Central Office updates the AA meeting list weekly.
- Narcotics Anonymous – Pittsburgh, PA
North Pittsburgh Area Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship for those who have had problems with drugs. Regular meetings occur at various locations.
They provide information, resources and treatment for those struggling with addiction and related conditions. The site also includes informative articles about the opioid epidemic and heroin addiction.
Al-Anon membership is comprised of friends and family members who are concerned about their loved one’s drinking problem.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Hotline has advocates available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for those seeking support or information about domestic violence.
- Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PCADV provides prevention and intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
- The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR therapy. They provide helpful information about the eight phases of EMDR therapy here.