National & International Resources
Pittsburgh Mercy is proud to partner with many national and international organizations and resources. These partnerships help us to be a compassionate and transforming, healing presence within our communities.
Some of these organizations may have a local chapter near you.
Disclaimer: Pittsburgh Mercy recognizes that people seek medical information on a variety of topics for many different reasons. Toward that end, Pittsburgh Mercy presents the links on this website as a public service. In providing this service, Pittsburgh Mercy does not endorse, condone, or support all of the practices covered in these websites. As a Catholic health care organization, Pittsburgh Mercy acts in accordance with the Catholic tradition.
The information contained on these websites is provided to supplement the care provided by your doctor. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have questions about your medical condition, or before starting any new treatment, always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider.
Pittsburgh Mercy is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites. If you have privacy concerns, please refer to each site’s privacy notice.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. If you are having a medical emergency, please do not wait. Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (1-888-796-8226) or call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Help is available 24/7.
Lists resources for those experiencing alcohol dependence; helps individuals find and join a local chapter.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Health information for the whole family.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Resources and health information for the care of children from birth to adulthood.
American Cancer Society
Works to save lives and help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
American Dental Association
Resources and information to promote oral health.
American Diabetes Association
Works to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Heart Association
Builds healthier lives, free of heart and vascular diseases and stroke.
American Lung Association
Works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, including board certification for faith community nursing.
American Psychiatric Association
An organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders.
American Stroke Association
Makes communities healthier by advocating for key issues such as: smoke-free public places; more walkable and bike-able streets, roads, and parks; better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools; and adequate, affordable, and available health care for all.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
An independent nonprofit organization that accredits providers who offer high quality services and meet internationally recognized standards.
Catholic Health Association of the United States
The mission of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) is to advance the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As the nation’s health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saves lives and protects people from health threats.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Provides education, advocacy, and support for children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
The center is focused on conducting research, training others to conduct research, and promoting scholarly field-building activities related to religion, spirituality, and health. The Center also serves as a clearinghouse for information on these topics.
Faith Community Nurses International
A membership association that represents the interests of faith community nurses by providing nursing education and practice resources to promote optimal health outcomes for the individuals and communities they serve.
Health Ministries Association
The association aspires to engage, educate, and empower people of faith to be passionate and effective leaders for creating healthier communities.
Immunize Action Coalition
Works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.
This website contains health care information and resources from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) is dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Mental Health First Aid USA
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid and find a course near you on this site.
Lists resources for those experiencing drug dependence; helps individuals find and join a local chapter.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Council for Behavioral Health
National Council is the nation’s voice of mental health and addiction providers who care for 10 million adults and children.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you feel unsafe, threatened, or are being trafficked (coerced or forced to perform work or a service against your will), or if you know someone who is, you can submit an anonymous tip through the National Human Trafficking website or call 1-888-373-7888. The phone answers 24/7. Reports are confidential. Interpreters are available.
National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This website lists common drugs of abuse in a way that is easy to navigate and easy to understand. It provides a quick overview of each type of drug and links to additional information on a specific drug. Also helpful on this site is interactive information about children/teens and drugs.
National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental health disorders.
National Institute on Aging
Makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy-to-understand online health information.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency – making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Nurses Christian Fellowship
This is a Christian, professional organization and a ministry for nurses and nursing students.
Sisters of Mercy
Learn more about the history and traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the founders of Pittsburgh Mercy, as well as their contributions – past and present – to health and human services, education, and social justice initiatives worldwide. Also learn more about Mercy International Association and Catherine’s House (Mercy International Centre).
Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Smart Approaches to Marijuana is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy.
Street Medicine Institute
The Street Medicine Institute facilitates and enhances the direct provision of health care to the street homeless where they live.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Also provides a 24/7, 365-day-a-year information and treatment referral service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and substance use disorders.
Learn more about Trinity Health, the parent organization of Pittsburgh Mercy. This site offers information and tools to help you make informed decisions to live a healthy and balanced life, including a health encyclopedia, symptom checker, videos, and more.
An evidence-based clinical decision support resource, trusted worldwide by health care practitioners to help them make the right decisions at the point of care.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Choose My Plate
Focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: to advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides for effective health and human services and fosters advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.
Veterans Crisis Line
If you are a service member or veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, there are specially trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects service members and veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline (1-800-273-8255), online chat, or text-messaging service.
Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing
The Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, a ministry of the Spiritual Care Association, is the leader in the provision and promotion of the practice of faith community nursing through education, resource and network development, and research.
To suggest an additional resource for this page, please contact us.
Only non-commercial, partner sites will be considered.
View local and state resources.
Page updated: May 3, 2023