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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Resources for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Crisis Resources:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Text or call 988 from any SMS-capable device.
24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week...

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from any SMS-capable device.
24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week... Any Crisis, anytime.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week.

National Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Risk and Protective Factors

National Alliance of Mental Illness

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

SPTS develops educational materials and training programs for teens, parents, and educators, and its website contains separate sections for each group. SPTS is the developer of the Lifelines suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs, and the online course Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention for educators and school staff.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth

Produced by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center in 2011, this webinar focuses on reducing the risk of suicide and increasing positive outcomes for LGBT youth. The presenters are Effie Malley, former Director, National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide, American Association of Suicidology; Caitlin Ryan, Director, Family Acceptance Project; and Dave Reynolds, Senior Public Policy and Research Manager, The Trevor Project.

Warning Signs: Suicide Prevention Life Line

Pennsylvania Resources:

Community Services Group

320 Highland Dr.
Mountville, PA 17554

790 New Holland Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602


Compeer Lancaster at MHALC

Community Services Building
630 Janet Avenue
Suite B-110
Lancaster, PA 17601
Email Contact

County CASSP and Children's Behavioral Health Contacts

Crisis Intervention Contact Information (By County)

Crisis Intervention of Lancaster County

1120 Frances Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601

Good Samaritan Hospital – Emergency Room

252 S 4th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Hershey Medical Center

500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Hope Line

Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition

630 Janet Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601-4585
Phone: 717-397-7461
Fax: 717-517-8446

Lancaster General Hospital – Emergency Room

55 N Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster Regional Medical Center – Emergency Room

250 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

Philhaven – Lancaster After School

780 Eden Road
Building 5
Lancaster, PA 17601

Philhaven – Lancaster Day Hospital

780 Eden Road
Building 5
Lancaster, PA 17601

Philhaven – Mt. Gretna (Access)

283 South Butler Road
PO Box 550
Mt. Gretna, PA 17064

Philhaven – Triage & Outpatient

812 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Prevent Suicide PA Act 71 Information

Student Assistance Program

For inquiries, please visit the MCSD SAP webpage, or contact Stacy McEligot.

Suicide Prevention Task Forces

Groups of dedicated individuals that are committed to reducing the number of suicides and offering support to those who have been touched by suicide within their communities/counties in Pennsylvania.

Suicide Prevention Guide

Wellspan Ephrata Hospital – Emergency Room

169 Martin Avenue
Ephrata, PA 17522

National and State Organizations


American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)


Prevent Suicide PA

Jana Marie Foundation


Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center)

PA Department of Education

PA Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS)