Berks County Mental Health Resources

Welcome to the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) Mental Health Community Resources website for Administrators, Mental Health Workers, Parents, and Students. This page was developed to provide free resources and local information to help you support your well-being and mental health. We encourage you to explore this page and share it with members of our community. 

Local Hotlines & Immediate Support

Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

Submit anonymous tips and ensure that the right people get contacted.

Contact 1-844-723-2729 or download the Safe2Say Something Mobile App

211 Hotline - United Way

From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can get connected to resources in your community using the United Way 211 Hotline.

Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free. Help is available in multiple languages and is completely confidential.

Mental Health Service of Berks County

The County of Berks offers a variety of programs and resources to provide efficient public services to the community.

County of Berks also offers the RUOK? 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline.

For immediate crisis assistance, contact: 610-379-2007 or text ruOK to 484-816-ruOK (7865)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 is the nationwide 3-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services in the United States.

For instant support,
dial 988 number at any time to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Berks County LOSS Team (Local Outreach for Survivors of Suicide)

The Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance in partnership with The Berks County MH/DD program and Suicide Prevention Task Force has launched the Berks County LOSS team (Local Outreach for Survivors of Suicide).

The Berks County LOSS team is available to provide critical, immediate support for those left behind. Referrals can be made by completing the form at, by emailing or by calling 610-775-3000 (option 0).

Once a referral is received, we will respond to the bereaved within 48 hours. Resources and services are provided at no cost.

What is...?

Learn about different types of mental health conditions and factors that may influence an individual’s well-being by clicking on each tile.

Counseling & Services in Berks County

We all need help from time to time but sometimes we do not where to start. Included within each tab are counseling services, rehabs and other services that may be of help for yourself or someone in need. Click each tab to learn more.

Contact Information

This page was developed in partnership with Berks County Intermediate Unit School Counselors and Student Interns

On the behalf of the Berks County Intermediate Unit, we thank our student interns from the BCIU Learning Academy at Thomas Ford for their commitment and dedication to this project and Mrs. Jessica Bailey, school counselor, for her Leadership of this team on this project development. From the planning to the execution, their contributions have been instrumental to the success of this resource site.

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