Seeking help for depression

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If you are concerned that you are experiencing symptoms of depression or have family members who are, you can contact these places:

• Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC has a call center for general inquiries and for scheduling outpatient appointments at 412-624-2000. The clinic, in partnership with Allegheny County, also offers the re:solve Crisis Network, which provides telephone, mobile, walk-in and residential behavioral health crisis services around the clock to any resident of the county at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (1-888-796-8226).

• Help can be found at the West Penn Allegheny Health System by contacting, or calling 412-330-4000.

• Mercy Behavioral Health provides a free 24-hour phone help service at 1-877-637-2924, and operates a walk-in crisis center at 264 S. 9th St., South Side. More information is available at

• The Southwest Pennsylvania chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, which provides voluntary help and voice for those who have mental illness, can be reached at 412-366-3788,or toll free at 1-888-264-7972, or at

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