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Navigating the Behavioral Health System

Do you need help in accessing or navigating the behavioral health service and support system for services related to mental health and substance abuse issues?

Getting Help

Behavioral Health Navigators are available to assist you, your child, a family member, or someone you know. The navigators can help people of any age – children through older adults – find resources for a variety of issues and needs when looking for or using mental health and/or substance abuse services and supports. When you contact the navigators, you can choose to remain anonymous or share your name.

Please call us at 717-564-4930 or 800-887-6422 to be connected to a navigator or email navigator@mhapa.org.

The navigators, Elaina Ingalls and Denyse Keaveney, are available now and will make every attempt to get back to you within two working days.

In an Emergency

This help is not designed to respond to an emergency situation. If there is a crisis/emergency, dial 911 or contact your local crisis/emergency services. If you have access to the internet, you can locate your local emergency contact information on the Network of Care Web site. Select your county. From your county’s page, click on Emergency Services link on the left-hand side of the screen.

With funding support from the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) and Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) are jointly supporting two part time behavioral health navigators who will assist individuals (youth, adults and older adults), families, friends and professionals seeking information and/or guidance about how to access needed services and supports.

Posted: February 25, 2013