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WellSpan Philhaven is south central Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive behavioral health organization, serving AdamsLancasterLebanon and York counties through 54 programs and 20 care locations. 

For more than 65 years, we have focused on treating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. We offer services for all ages and various levels of care, including hospitalization, day programs, outpatient counseling, and services in the home, school and community. 


WellSpan Philhaven - Mental & Behavioral Health Care Provider in Central PA

Local: 717-273-8871 or Toll Free: 800-932-0359


Anxiety Disorders Association of America is a nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorders and Depression Research & Treatment | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA

Bipolar Disorder and Sleep

Extreme highs, extreme lows, and the sleep problems that go with it are commonplace for the over 3 million Americans living with bipolar disorder.

Unfortunately, poor quality sleep just makes it harder to cope with the symptoms of bipolar disorder, and in some cases can trigger an episode.

Learning how to sleep better while living with bipolar disorder is key to managing symptoms and reducing their impact on daily life. Keep reading to discover the common sleep problems associated with bipolar disorder, understand the unique relationship between sleep and bipolar disorder, and get tips for sleeping better. 

Bipolar Disorder and Sleep - How to Manage It | Sleep Advisor

Coping with a Traumatic Event

Experiencing a traumatic event or situation may bring about a roller coaster of emotions; often individuals are not prepared for the strong emotional response they may experience.  Please know, it is very common, in fact quite normal, for individuals to experience “emotional aftershocks” following a traumatic event. Click on the link below to learn more.  

Coping with a Traumatic Event (PDF)


Depressed Anonymous: A support group that attempts to aid in the prevention of depression relapse or recurrence by promoting information and resources helpful for those suffering from depression.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: A nonprofit, patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses - depression and bipolar disorder. This site offers information about depressive conditions as well  as links to mental health professionals and resources.

Depression and Suicide Awareness

11-minute video about the link between depression and suicide as told by medical experts and a family impacted by depression and a serious attempt to take one's life.

Eating Disorders

Home - Overeaters Anonymous (oa.org)
Overeaters Anonymous: A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

American Dietetic Association: Nutrition resources will get you to information about eating disorders, including an extensive nutrition reading list.

National Eating Disorders Helpline
Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-800-931-2237
Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (ET) Mon-Thurs; and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) FriFor 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 741741

Gambling Addiction


Gamblers Anonymous: A support group for compulsive gamblers.

National Council on Problem Gambling: This council aims to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problems gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and 

Gambling Addiction: Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Effects
Currently, Gambling addiction is a serious brain disease. It can affect how a person develops a fetish for various forms of gambling. In some cases, it is inseparable and often dangerous. Unfortunately, the addicts put gambling activities at the top of their priority list. They think about it all the time and fantzsize what the next move will bring for them.

Grief & Loss

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The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss is a free resource to the entire community, regardless of whether your loved one is or was a hospice patient. Our mission is to support and encourage the inherent ability to heal and discern new paths on one’s journey through grief. Professionally trained and masters-level Pathways Center counselors are committed to:

  • Providing support to individuals of all ages
  • Educating others about common grief responses
  • Facilitating opportunities to interact with others who have had similar experiences
  • Teaching effective coping skills
  • Helping individuals realize the choices that they have on their grief journey
  • Acting as a grief and bereavement resource to the community

 To learn more visit http://www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org

Highmark Caring Place Logo Grief support group for young adults at Lemoyne Caring Place

The Highmark Caring Place is providing a grief support group for young adults. This six-week  program for those grieving the death of a loved one is aimed at young adults between the ages of 18 and 30.

Group meetings will be held on Tuesday’s through  June and July at the Highmark Caring Place facility in Lemoyne, PA.

About the program: The program addresses a gap in services for this age group, who often find it difficult to access support after a death. Although it can look untroubled and carefree, young adulthood can often be a very stressful time, as teens transition to their 20s, and as 20-somethings work to get established. The extra weight of grief added to an already challenging stage of life can make things doubly difficult.

For those relatively early in their careers, or between jobs, or students in college away from their families who aren’t able to attend typical support programs with the family, this young adult support group can provide significant help, even if the death occurred some years earlier.

Help to spread the word. If you are a young adult, or if you know someone in this age range who has experienced the death of someone they love, you are invited to learn more about this grief support group for young adults. Share the attachment as you see fit!

 For more information contact Terri Bowling at 717-302-8401 or terri.bowling@highmark.com.

Mental Health

Mental Health America Lancaster County

If you are in need of county case management services, call Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Development Services (BH/DS) at (717) 393-0421. For additional information and resources regarding other local mental health services, contact Mental Health America Lancaster County at (717) 397-7461. MHA also offers a free community lending library featuring books on a variety of mental health topics. Stop by our office to check out a book or browse our selection of titles online here.

 Mental Health America of York and Adams Counties 

Mental Health America of York and Adams Counties mission is to promote mental wellness and support recovery through advocacy, education, social action and the provision of community-based services. 

MHA York Office

36 South Queen Street
York, PA 17403
Phone: (717) 843-6973
Fax: (717) 843-0185

Mental Health America National

Mental Health America National's programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.

Mental Health America | Homepage | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)

NAMI York-Adams Counties

NAMI York-Adams Counties PA mission is to improve the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by mental illness recognizing that key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential in achieving success.

National Alliance on Mental Illness York-Adams County - A family-based, grassroots support and advocacy organization. (namiyorkadams.org)


NAMI York-Adams Counties PA
35 South Duke Street
York, PA 17401

Phone:  (717) 848-3784

Email: info@namiyorkadams.org

NAMI National 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Call the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-6264 or chat with them M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET.

In a crisis,  text "NAMI" to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling.

Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health: Information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets and other educational materials.


The common feeling that we don’t fit in, like we don’t belong, or when we just feel different to everyone else. It’s a feeling that manifests itself in varying degrees of severity, affecting hundreds of millions of people globally.

In fact, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives. That means 4 in 4 people are significantly impacted directly, or indirectly through someone they know. When we all accept each other’s differences, everyone fits. For more information go to The Mental Health Coalition at http://thementalhealthcoalition.org/


Mental Help Net is a comprehensive source of online mental health information, news and resources. This site has won numerous awards for design and content, featuring behavioral health and wellness articles drawn from wire feeds and newspapers.


The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Click here for more information. Spanish information available here.



 JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. We're partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We're equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowlege to help themselves and each other. We're encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health - click here to learn more.





WellSpan EAP is not associated with any non WellSpan Health entities or organizations listed on this page, and assumes no liability regarding information presented by these organizations. 


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