Mental & Emotional Health

Resources
 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Find a Suicide Hotline in Your Home Country: https://www.suicidestop.com/call_a_hotline.html
  • Crisis Text Line: The Crisis Text Line is a free service. 
    • To use, text HOME to 741741, a trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. More information can be found here on the Crisis Text Line website.
  • Montgomery County Emergency Services Mental Health Crisis Hotline: (610) 279-6100

 

 

 

Counseling

Perkiomen School works with a part-time counselor, Tom Cowgil, who meets with students on campus by appointment.  

Arrangements can also be made for outside counseling if needed or requested. Please contact Kevin Manferdini, Assistant Head of School for Student Life, at 215-679-1125 to arrange for counseling. 

 


 

Perkiomen School has partnered with the Penn Foundation to support both students and employees. 

The Penn Foundation was founded in 1955 as a non-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health and substance use treatment needs of individuals in our community. In July 2021, Penn Foundation joined the St. Luke’s University Health Network, creating one of the largest fully-integrated networks of mental health and addiction services in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Together, St. Luke’s and Penn Foundation are committed to ensuring that the community has access to high quality behavioral healthcare. 

 


 

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Because our mental and physical health have such a close relationship —when one area of our health suffers, so does the other. Perkiomen's Health Center Director Diana Poole, RN shares tips to help during this time of social distancing. 

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Tara McFalls, M.Ed., Director of Learning, Perkiomen School

Anxiety often packs a double punch - first, body panic, then mind panic! Fear ultimately follows you wherever you go. Director of Learning Tara McFalls, M.Ed. shares 10 ideas for reclaiming control of mental and emotional health before anxiety and panic attacks spiral out of control.