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    Programs that provide immediate assistance for individuals who are having suicidal feelings with the objective of helping them explore alternatives to self-harm or self-destruction. Suicide prevention workers establish and maintain contact with the individual while identifying and clarifying the focal problem, evaluate the suicidal potential, assess the individual's strengths and resources, and mobilize available resources including paramedic or police intervention and emergency psychiatric care as needed. These programs can also help individuals who are worried about the potentially suicidal behavior of another with the objective of helping them identify warning signs and provide options on seeking further help. Hotline staff are generally available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    American Association of SuicidologyListing of suicide prevention and crisis intervention agencies in USAAmerican Association SuicidologyAmerican Association Suicidology
    American Foundation for Suicide PreventionSupports research to better understand suicide and its prevention; provides information about depression and suicide to professionals, the media and the public; publicizes the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide, advocates for policies and legislation that can help prevent suicide and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide; and offers programs offering support and opportunities for involvement to survivors of suicide loss. American Foundation for Suicide PreventionAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs - Crisis Hotline24/7 Crisis Hotline for anyone in a mental health related crisis situation. Hotline staffed by trained crisis workers.BucksBucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs - Bucks; WarminsterBucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs
    Crawford County Human Services - Main Office - Suicide Task ForceThe Crawford County Suicide Task Force is committed to helping children, teens and adults at risk for suicide, as well as families and communities affected by suicide, through education, advocacy and support.CrawfordCrawford County Human Services - Main OfficeCrawford County Human Services
    Crisis Hotline - Allegheny re:Solve (resolve)Telephone crisis hotline. re:Solve ( resolve )Crisis Network responds to mental health emergencies.AlleghenyCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - ArmstrongTelephone crisis hotline.ArmstrongCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - BeaverTelephone crisis hotline.BeaverCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - ButlerTelephone crisis hotline.ButlerCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - CambriaTelephone crisis hotline.CambriaCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - CrawfordTelephone crisis hotline.CrawfordCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - ErieTelephone crisis hotline.ErieCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - FayetteTelephone crisis hotline.FayetteCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - GreeneTelephone crisis hotline.GreeneCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - IndianaTelephone crisis hotline.IndianaCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - LawrenceTelephone crisis hotline.LawrenceCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - MercerTelephone crisis hotline.MercerCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - VenangoTelephone crisis hotline.VenangoCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - WashingtonTelephone crisis hotline.WashingtonCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Crisis Hotline - WestmorelandTelephone crisis hotline.WestmorelandCrisis NumbersCrisis Hotline Numbers
    Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services - Suicide and Crisis Intervention HotlineTrained suicide/crisis intervention staff provide counseling, consultation and referral for people seeking assistance for acute psychiatric needs. Philadelphia residents can call if they (or someone they know): Are suffering from depression Have feelings or thoughts of wanting to harm themselves or others Have feelings of hopelessness Are having difficulty dealing with life stresses Suffer from intense anger or other emotional or substance abuse crisesPhiladelphiaDepartment of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability - Philadelphia; Center CityDepartment of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services
    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Suicide Prevention ServicesSuicide Prevention Coordinators are available to assist Veterans with safety planning, crisis intervention, care management, counseling on means restriction, and referrals to care.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Montgomery County Emergency Services - Crisis InterventionOur Crisis Intervention Department provides services for individuals experiencing psychiatric and/or drug/alcohol emergencies. Experienced crisis workers provide telephone support, referral information and comprehensive assessment. Our crisis services are intended to help individuals feel empowered to stabilize their lives. We offer comprehensive psychiatric assessments and make recommendations for inpatient or outpatient treatment or finding appropriate resources. Our services are offered over the phone or in person. Crisis workers and a psychiatrist meet with an individual and conduct a comprehensive assessment. When appropriate, a nurse practitioner or psychologist will be made part of the assessment team. Any individuals with medical conditions are assessed by a physician’s assistant or psychiatrist and may be referred to a local general hospital for further evaluation/treatment. After each evaluation, clients and families are given recommendations that may consist of: - Referral to the MCES Inpatient Program - Referral to another inpatient facility - Referral to a private psychiatrist and/or community outpatient program - Referral to the MCES Outpatient Program - Referral to a medical hospital for treatment of any medical conditions - Referral to the Crisis Residential Program - Referral to the MCES Mobile Crisis Intervention ServiceMontgomeryMontgomery County Emergency Service - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Emergency Services
    National Depression/Suicide HotlinesDepression/Crisis intervention hotline, Veteran peer support line, Spanish speaking suicide hotline, Teen peer support line, Grad student hotline and Post partum depression hotline.1250 24th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC (National Depression/Suicide Hotlines)Kristin Brooks Hope Center - National Hopeline Network
    National Suicide Prevention LifelineSuicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number routes callers to the nearest accredited crisis center in the caller's area. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline calls are answered by staff at over 150 certified crisis centers across the United States who provide callers with crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Crisis Chat Service routes chat visitors to a subnetwork of crisis centers accredited in providing online emotional support.National Suicide Prevention LifelineNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    NFL Life LineThe NFL Life Line was created to support members of the NFL family who may be in crisis or want to assist someone who is. Crisis takes different forms and happens for a variety of reasons, from financial trouble, legal issues, physical pain, relationship challenges, difficult life transitions, drug or alcohol problems, or emotional stress. When such problems affect one individual, it affects others close to them, much like a team is affected whenever a key player is hurt. That is why this program is for the entire NFL family: current and former players, team and league staff members, and their family members. The NFL Life Line is there for all of them. The NFL Life Line offers support and resources that can assist members of the NFL family in dealing with whatever issues they may be facing. The NFL Life Line connects members of the NFL family to trained professional counselors who are not affiliated with the NFL or its teams.Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services AdministrationSubstance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Resilience, Risk Reduction, & Suicide Prevention (R3SP) ProgramThe Pennsylvania National Guard's Resilience, Risk Reduction, & Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Program develops policy, conducts training and provides education on building resilience, mitigating stress and suicide prevention for the Service and Family members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The program consists of three sections:
    • Suicide Prevention: The Suicide Prevention Program gives Soldiers the necessary skills to identify signs, symptoms, risk factors of suicide and the ability to successfully intervene. The program encourages Soldiers to be proactive in seeking assistance and strives to eliminate the stigma associated with behavioral health. Contact: Suicide Prevention / R3SP, Service Member and Family Support Bldg 7-10, Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA., 17003-5002 Phone: (717) 861- 8976

    • Resilience: The Resilience Program gives Soldiers and Families the training and skills to think, live and communicate more positively. The training focuses on 7 core competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character and Connection. Contact: Resilience / R3SP, Service Member and Family Support Bldg 7-10, Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA., 17003-5002 Phone: (717) 861- 8976

    • Behavioral Health: The Behavioral Health Section provides evaluations/services from a licensed clinical social worker. All services are free of charge and are 100% confidential, except in situations of "duty to warn." Support is available 24/7. All Service members and their Family members are eligible for services to include psychological evaluations, referral, case management, and critical incident management. Contact: Behavioral Health / R3SP, Service Member and Family Support Bldg 9-68, Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA., 17003-5002 Phone: (717) 673-4785
    LebanonPennsylvania National GuardPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Service Access and Management - Crisis/Emergency ServiceA hotline to call for individuals in crisis.BerksService Access and Management - BerksService Access and Management - Headquarters
    STAR Center Services for Teens at RiskA comprehensive program to prevent teen suicide. Provides identification, referral, outpatient assessment and treatment, and parent education. Educates school personnel and mental health professionals. Offers grief group treatment for bereaved children and adolescents, and adult survivors of suicide. Their monthly Normal Teenage Behavior and Depression workshop discusses strategies for coping with teenage depression as well as causes and treatments and how it affects the family. The STAR Center is a program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, CALL 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE. In Allegheny County, call: re:solve Crisis Network 1-888-7-You Can (1-888-796-8226).AlleghenySTAR Center Services for Teens at RiskWestern Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
    Suicide HotlineHotline for potential suicide callers; connects with local suicide hotline.Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services AdministrationSubstance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    Suicide Intervention TrainingsASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a 2-day workshop designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with individuals at risk of suicide. Developed by LivingWorks Education, Inc., the workshop prepares Gatekeepers to integrate principles of intervention into everyday practice. The curriculum is divided into 4 learning modules: attitudes, knowledge, intervention & resources. Skills and principles are illustrated with case studies presented in videos and live dramatizations, role-play simulations, discussions and in the Suicide Intervention Handbook. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.FranklinMental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton CountiesMental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Crisis LineConnects veterans, active duty/reserve and guard service members in crisis and their families and friends with Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Coaching into Carethe Veterans Health Administration's Coaching into Care provides a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to support their Military Members with a goal of getting them into Mental Health treatment or learn of other resources to resolve issues. The Families of Soldiers and Veterans now have a chance to receive assistance and on-going follow-up with a Life Coach from the VA. Coaching Into Care is aimed to show the Family Member how to support their Military Member, with regular one-on-one ‘life coaching’ via phone, which provides the skills of communication, education, navigating the VA system, treatment options, how to positively deal with a Military Member’s resistance to treatment; use of web-based video training to understand causes and find solutions.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoEUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Universal Community Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services - Schuykill County We HelpUCBH contracts with County Mental Health Offices to provide telephone and mobile crisis services. The crisis system partners with local providers, police, schools and university staff, emergency rooms and others to handle emergencies.SchuylkillUniversal Community Behavioral Health Crisis InterventionThe Meadows Universal Community Behavioral Health
    Veterans Crisis LineVeterans Crisis Line is a confidential service for Veterans and Service members experiencing an emotional crisis especially when concerned about the risk of physical harm. Please look for any of the following warning signs: - Hopelessness; feeling like there’s no way out - Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, mood swings - Feeling like there is no reason to live - Rage or anger - Engaging in risky activities without thinking - Increasing alcohol or drug abuse - Withdrawing from family and friends The presence of the following signs requires immediate attention: - Thinking about hurting or killing yourself - Looking for ways to kill yourself - Talking about death, dying, or suicide - Self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse, weapons, etc. Even if there is no immediate danger, the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. Crisis feels different for everybody and can stem from a wide range of situations. Some Veterans are coping with aging, stress, relationship problems, financial or legal issues, or lingering effects stemming from their military service, which were never addressed. Some Veterans have difficulty with their relationships or the transition back to civilian life. Whatever’s got you down - chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or even homelessness - a Veterans Crisis Line responder can provide support, day or night.Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services AdministrationSubstance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, Vet Center ProgramProvide readjustment and transition counseling to veterans of military campaigns and their family members. Services available at Vet Centers include individual, group and family counseling, bereavement counseling for families of an active duty death and counseling for military sexual trauma. Call centers provide information on Vet Center locations and referral for all counseling services, as well as substance abuse, medical issues and employment services. A suicide hotline is available 24 hours a day. Family members of combat veterans are eligible for Vet Center counseling services for military related issues.Veterans Health Administration, Vet Center ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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