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Suicide Prevention Links

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit

Crisis Text Line: TEXT 741-741 or visit
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students. Released in June 2012.


American Association of Suicidology (AAS):

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives – each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. They are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And they are expanding their assistance to people, whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.


Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. They provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. They also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.

List of Crisis Intervention contact information by county:
List of County CASSP and Children’s Behavioral Health Contact Persons:
County Task Force Resources: By county, available contact information is provided for crisis, the Suicide Prevention Task Force, local chapter of AFSP, and other local mental health/suicide prevention resources:
Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center):
Pennsylvania Department of Education:

PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative Mission: