Clearfield, PA – Police in Clearfield were literally able to track down a man who was having mental health issues.
Clearfield Borough Police were recently called to Weaver Street by a resident who said a man was sitting on his front step.
Officers saw the man’s footprints in the snow and were able to track him to Stewart Avenue.
He was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Having a mental health crisis?
Resources if you need help
Suicide Prevention Resources in PA:
- Prevent Suicide PA
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- If You Are Thinking About Suicide: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- Crisis Text Line
- Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text “PA” to 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
- Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program
- Search for services in your county here.
Tips for finding a therapist
There’s no shame in going to a therapist! Think of it as taking your car to get a tune-up, except for your mental health.
To find a therapist, if you have health insurance, start by looking at your insurance company’s website or calling them.
If money is an issue, look for therapists with sliding scales.
If you’re having issues because of substance abuse or domestic violence, there are specific groups that offer counseling for those situations.
- Sexual assault and domestic violence – PASSAGES in Clearfield, DuBois, and Clearfield
- Rape, abuse, and incest – RAINN
- Alcoholism and drug abuse – PA Department of Drug Abuse programs
You might also consider reaching out to a church or charity organization to find other support groups that you can join.