Hope and Help: Navigating Mental Health and Accessing Support

By Elizabeth Weed | Managing Editor of the Full 360 Blog

More often than not, many people struggle alone. Some may feel hesitant to reach out. Others may not know what means of support are available to them. Mental health services come in many forms, including counseling, crisis response, peer support, mobile care, treatment facilities, and outpatient options. 

On October 5, 2023, Delaware Valley University hosted a free educational event gathering resources and professionals dedicated to providing mental health support to the Bucks County community. 

Below are a few area groups and organizations that shared resources for the public on where to turn for help:

Lenape Valley Foundation

Founded in 1958, the organization was established to support the community through various struggles including mental health, substance use, and intellectual or developmental challenges.

Lenape VF offers child services, crisis services and adult services, including:

Child Services

Crisis Services

Adult Services

Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hub: Bucks County Human Services

The Hub is a networking source in Bucks County with connections for various services and needs. Officials who run The Hub understand that navigating the world of mental health can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Whether it may be finding help, managing insurance, or more, The Hub’s staff is dedicated to connecting individuals and their families with the care they need. 

Other services include the following:

Food assistance 

Hotlines and crisis services 

Medical Assistance/Insurance

Ukrainian Refugee Support 

Housing and Shelter 

Belmont Hospital

Belmont Behavioral Health System is a Philadelphia behavioral health hospital and care provider. Belmont provides inpatient outpatient services, electroconvulsive therapy, Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, support groups, and specialty services for drug addiction treatment.

Disorders treated at the Belmont Hospital include the following:

Adjustment disorder 



Autism spectrum disorder 

Bipolar disorder


Brief Psychotic Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Delusional Disorder 


Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Panic Disorder 



Schizoaffective Disorder & Schizophrenia

Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation

NAMI Bucks County

The Bucks County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nonprofit organization centered around connecting patients and families with services and support. Family members and support systems can turn to NAMI for assistance in supporting their friend or family member and navigating crisis support.

NAMI provides options and services for individuals with mental illness, their families and caregivers, children, teens, young adults, veterans active-duty service members, and more. 

For individuals currently experiencing an immediate mental health crisis, they can call the NAMI helpline at 1-866-399-6264 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. for information.

In addition to their helpline, NAMI runs an emotional support warmline at 215-343-3055 between 3pm and 10pm. 

Airmid Wellness

Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center is a health and wellness center with a holistic approach to care. Through the counseling center, patients can receive therapy from compassionate professionals with a success-based mindset. Other amenities clients can utilize include Movement Classes, Yoga Classes, Stress Reduction, and Wellness Workshops.  Our Wellness Program for Businesses and Groups

Other services include massage, Reiki, life coaching, and acupuncture. 

Counseling through Airmid integrates Eastern and Western philosophies to provide an array of care for individuals, families, and couples. 

Delaware Valley University Counseling

“Delaware Valley University Counseling Services exists to support the well-being of students by providing a confidential, inclusive environment in which students feel safe to discuss any concerns that interfere with their academic and interpersonal success.”

Delaware Valley University offers short-term counseling services to students in undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition to direct in-person services, the Counseling center also assists students in providing referrals to community providers.

Common topics covered include the following:





Stress management

Substance abuse

The Liv Project

The Liv Project is dedicated to providing teens and young adults support in crisis and preventing suicide. The program consists of creative tools that encourage conversations on the topic of youth suicide. Named after Liv Beuf, the Liv Project aims to crush the stigma surrounding suicide and foster a world of compassion and support for those in crisis. 

Text Crisis Hotline:

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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