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Are you experiencing an immediate crisis?
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You are not alone, and help is available for you. Persad Center is always here to support you on your mental health journey, but we understand sometimes you need help right away. If you are in crisis right now, the most important thing to do is to keep yourself safe. These free resources are available to help you through this difficult time:

Re:solve Crisis Services

Call the 24/7 hotline at 1-888-796-8226Re:solve is free for any Allegheny County resident.


Crisis Textline

Text “HOME” to the number 741741 for free 24/7 support via text message.


Trans Lifeline 

Call the peer support hotline run by and for trans people at 877-565-8860They’re available 10 am-4am EST.


Trevor Project

Call the 24/7 hotline for LGBTQ+ youth at 1-866-488-7386, text "START" to 678-678, or chat online at TrevorChat.




If you feel like you or someone else are in imminent danger, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.


A safety plan is a tool designed to guide you through a crisis when you have thoughts of hurting yourself. Click here to learn how to make a safety plan for yourself right now or to prepare to keep yourself safe in a future crisis. 

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