Being a voice for those with depression
Collaborating with community partners to affect positive change
Eliminating Barriers and Fighting Stigma
LEAD Pittsburgh will be winding down operations and dissolving as an organization on December 31st, 2019.
As 2019 and LEAD Pittsburgh come to an end, we have learned so much about mental health, and we realize that stigma and lack of access are barriers between treatment and wellness. We know that while it can affect people of all ages and backgrounds, depression is a treatable medical condition. We hope that you agree with the sentiment that today is a good day to talk and seek help!
LEAD’s website will be taken down after December 20th. Going forward, please consider visiting some of these similar organizations’ websites for mental health resources.
The SOVA Project (Supporting Our Valued Adolescents)
A place to learn, share your strength, be positive and grow on a moderated, interactive platform
Steel Smiling bridges the gap between community members and mental health support through education, advocacy, and awareness. They facilitate conversations and events with community leaders and members as well as mental health professionals to stimulate conversations on mental health in underprivileged areas.
NAMI Keystone (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy.
Jewish Family and Community Services
JFCS is a leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life. They offer services in counseling, career development, Senior Services, scholarships, and so much more for the entire community.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. As well as funding scientific research, AFSP offers services and resources for those who have attempted or considered suicide, as well as family members and loved ones of those who have attempted or are concerned they may make an attempt.
WPIC- Western Psych
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital provides a comprehensive range of behavioral health services, education, and training. Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center) is a program that combines clinical and outreach services to help prevent adolescent suicide.
Leading Education and Awareness for Depression
LEAD Pittsburgh aims to be a voice for those living with depression and to support all through education, advocacy for increased access to treatment, reduction of stigma, and building resilience.
You Are Not Alone
of adults in America experience a mental illness at some point in their life.
of teens who seek help get better, and mental health challenges are common: 20% of all teens experience depression, anxiety of other concern before reaching adulthood.
of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
Signs & Symptoms
The teen years can be tough on parents/caregivers and teens themselves. These years are the flash point between “dependence” and “independence,” and bring significant changes and uncertainty. When experiencing unusual feelings or behaviors, difficult relationships and common struggles, how can we know if teens are ‘just being teens,’ or if there is truly cause for concern?
LEAD Pittsburgh’s website is meant to be a resource ...
Informative Websites & Links
We’re glad you saw the “Help All Around You” posters in your school!
Information and resources are here for you to explore and learn about teen mental health. If you are ever feeling confused or worried about your mental health (or that of a friend), just know this: There’s help all around you.
Informative Websites & Links
LEAD Pittsburgh asked many behavioral health professionals, “What one message would you give to parents regarding tending to their child’s behavioral health?” Then, we compiled the many insightful, important and helpful responses.
Read the advice shared in Messages to Parents 2016.
SCoRE®, LEAD’s cornerstone project, is a digital curriculum which helps develop resilience skills by covering topics such as stress management, building positive support networks, self-care and goal setting all while emphasizing the unique experience of first-year college students. High school seniors and first-year college students are the focus of this information as they prepare for and experience the transition to college.