Crisis/Behavioral Health Resources

If you have concerns about yourself or a loved one, the following crisis organizations can provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
Call: 988
Text: 988
UPMC Altoona Crisis Center:
Resources and Tips
Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse Assistance
Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships (BDAP) offer effective prevention, intervention, and referral to treatment services to individuals and families in our county. 
Behavioral Health Services
UPMC Western Behavioral Health of the Alleghenies (WBHA) Formally know as Home Nursing Agency Services, provides mental and behavioral health programs for both children and adults in Blair County.
Student Assistance Intervention Team (SAIT) The purpose of SAIT is to identify and assist students who may be experiencing behavior or academic problems in school. At times, these problems may be related to mental health and/or alcohol or other drug use.
The team utilizes a systematic process along with specially trained personnel to intervene and refer these students to appropriate in school and/or community services.

Additional Educational Resources:


Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Suicide Prevention