If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is considering suicide, help is available. Reach out to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or contact Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741741.
HeadsUp does not offer clinical services.
If you are living with a mental health condition you are not alone. Sharing your story can have a powerful impact on your own recovery while offering encouragement and support to others with similar experiences. Your personal story helps promote understanding and empathy and will decrease the societal stigma often part of mental health.Read More +
Platforms for Sharing:
We at HeadsUp are always collecting stories to use on our website and with our public so that we can empower and uplift others. Feel free to submit a testimonial or your artwork.
National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They have a plethora of resources and ideas for sharing your story.
A ‘peer’ is one that is of equal standing with another and does not just refer to someone who has had a particular experience. A peer specialist can be an extremely powerful component of a treatment team.