• Important Phone Numbers/Supports

    A Path to Hope - https://apathtohope.org

    ·         Child Line (To report child abuse statewide): 800-932-0313

    ·         Crime Victims: 610-692-7420

    ·         Crisis Intervention (Mental Health): 877-918-2100

    `        Crisis Text Line – Text: HOME to 741741 anytime about any type of crisis

    ·         Domestic Violence: 888-711-6270

    ·         Drug & Alcohol Information and Referral: 866-286-3767

    ·         National Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255

    ·         Rape Crisis: 610-692-7273

    `        Safe to Say - 1-844-SAF2SAY (723-2729)  https://www.safe2saypa.org


    Guide to Anxiety and Sleep


     Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the United States among teens and adults. Approximately 5% of teens are suffering from major depression. Additionally, Dysthymia which is a type of mild, long lasting depression, affects about 2% of teens. If you suspect that your child is suffering from depression, please consult one of the links below and feel free to contact your child’s high school counselor.

     American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Depression Resource Center. This is a comprehensive website that focuses on resources and support for all mental health issues. This link is a resource specific to Depression.

    American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

     NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness and is the nation’s largest mental health organization. This website will educate and provide resources for all mental health disorders including Depression.National Alliance on Mental Illness

     HelpGuide.org is a resource where you will find tips for supporting your child. For example, that provide help with talking to a depressed teenager, symptoms, and resources.

    Help Guide

    The David Raymond Price Foundation mission is to educate teenagers about depression and mood disorders.

    David Raymond Price Foundation


     General Information:

    National Alliance for Grieving Children

    American Association of Suicidology

    National Org for Parents of Murdered Children

    Gold Star Family Supports

     Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

     Hospice Foundation of America


    Peter's Place

    Chester County Hospital Bereavement Support Groups

    Grief Therapists near Malvern, PA



    Parent Toolkit:


    Preventing Addiction in Adolescents:


    School-Based Support:


    Referral Form

    Community Resources:

    Rehab After Work - Paoli & Exton

    Chester County Drug & Alcohol Services


    Community Supports:
    Seeds of Hope Eating Disorders Program

    400 Franklin Ave., Suite 240

    Phoenixville, PA 19460

    P: (610) 644-6464 ext. 1254

    The Renfrew Center of Radnor, PA

    320 King of Prussia Road
    2nd Floor

    Radnor, PA 19087

    P: 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)

     Eating Disorder Program at Brandywine Hospital

    219 Reeceville Road

    Coatesville, PA 19320

    P: (610) 383-8369

    Nutritional Health Systems (NHS)

    120 South Warner Road

    Suite 107

    King of Prussia, PA 19406

    P: (610) 688-3050



    National Eating Disorders Association

    Here you will find general information about the different types of eating disorders, symptoms, contributing factors, health concerns, and treatment options.

    Overeating and binge eating can look very similar. This article explores the how the function of emotional control contributes to binge eating.

    National Institute of Mental Health: Eating Disorders Among Children

    Here you will find statistical data on the prevalence and onset of eating disorders in children and teens.

    National Institute of Mental Health: Nine Eating Disorder Myths Busted


     Human Services: 610-429-3033
    - for assistance finding where to get help for social service needs, such as food, health, mental health and D&A

    Chester County Resource Directory

    Chester County Homeless Helpline: call 2-1-1. 

    As of December 12th, Chester County residents experiencing homelessness or housing crises should no longer call ConnectPoints. Chester County will use the 2-1-1 call center (also used for any human services referral) through the United Way of Chester County. Attached are informational resources in English and Spanish. Instead of calling 800-935-3181, residents can call 2-1-1 instead. Live operators will be available 24/7.

    Domestic Violence Center (Shelter for Women and Families serving Chester County): 888-711-6270

    Family Services of Chester County  Contact: 610-696-4900

     Counseling Agencies (Individual/Family Counseling)

    ·         Life Counseling: 610-644-6464

    o   www.lifecounseling.org 

    ·         The Brightening Center: 484-341-8334

    o   http://www.thebrighteningcenter.com/index.html

    ·         Delaware County Professional/Psychological Services: 610-892-3800

    o   http://dcpsonline.com/contact.asp

    ·         Cornerstone Therapy and Wellness: 610-616-5935

    o   http://cornerstonetherapy.com/


    The Great Valley High School Counseling Department has provided the above information as a courtesy and the presence of any provider on this list does not imply endorsement or specific recommendation by the Great Valley School District or its representatives.