Holidays from the Heart

Holidays from the Heart graphicDue to the stigma of mental illness, persons with mental health diagnoses are often overlooked where holiday giving is concerned. The “Holidays from the Heart" campaign is determined to change that.

The holiday gift campaign will provide gifts for all UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital inpatients, from children and adolescents through seniors, as well as for patients at our residential facilities.

Suggested age-appropriate items include:

  • Blankets
  • Socks with grippers
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Coats
  • Puzzles
  • Stress balls
  • Crayons
  • Drawing pads
  • Coloring books
  • Modeling clay
  • Card games
  • Board games
  • "Thinking" putty
  • Journals
  • Large print paperback books
  • Adult-size clothing

How to Donate


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Gordon Food Service Logo
Carabella Logo.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Unique sponsor opportunities are available for individuals and businesses for Making Minds Matter at UPMC Western Behavioral Health. For additional information, call 412-864-3519 or email

Making Minds Matter Magazine

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one in every five Americans experiences mental illness.

We hope the Making Minds Matter at UPMC Western Behavioral Health magazine will help reduce stigma and expand community engagement.

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