Online Screenings: Test Your Mental Health

Do you not “feel like yourself?” Are you going through some difficult life changes? Have you noticed shifts in your feelings, thoughts or behaviors? Take the mental health screening below to find out if you should seek additional support.

National MHA's screening tool currently hosts 9 screens: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Alcohol and Substance use, a Youth and Parent screen, a Work Health Survey, and a Psychosis screen. Your score does not indicate that you have one of these diagnoses, simply that you may have some of the uncomfortable feelings associated with the disorders.

Once you have taken the screening and received your score, return to the MHA-SWPA website for additional resources.


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If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately.  Please refer to our HOW TO GET HELP page for local and regional resources or dial 911 for immediate assistance.

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Operation Reindeer

Imagine being in the hospital for the holidays, separated from the ones you love. Now, imagine you can do something to make the holidays a little brighter for Westmoreland County residents in the long-term psychiatric unit at Torrance State Hospital.

This year, consider making a donation to Operation Reindeer, sponsored by Mental Health America of Southwestern PA, so that each patient at Torrance will receive a gift this season. Donations of large sized clothes, men's wallets, shoes without laces, and portable CD players are particularly appreciated. Due to safety concerns, however, donations of glass items, razors, belts, or other safety hazards are not accepted.

If you aren't able to donate a gift item, please consider making a monetary donation in the form of a check made out to "MHA-SWPA" and designated for Operation Reindeer.

Donations will be accepted through December 10, 2018

Please refer to THIS flyer of contact Martina Kaufman at Step-Up at 724 537-6120 or stepup@mhaswpa.org with any questions

Our Year in Review

Our new name better reflects our regional presence, and other changes are afoot as well.  Recognizing that individuals with mental health disorders experience substance use at higher rates, MHASWPA cannot ignore the substance use and opioid epidemic hitting our communities.  In an effort to adapt to this need, MHASWPA has revised its mission to include substance use.  Revising the agency’s mission to include substance use is the first of many steps in becoming more responsive to the changing needs of the community and propelling us forward as we strive to develop programs in key areas of both mental health and substance use.

See our new Mission Statement as part of our YEAR IN REVIEW 2017.