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Resources for Coping with a Crisis

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

In the United States, September is acknowledged as Suicide Prevention Month, with the week of September 6th-12th identified as National Suicide Prevention Week. Around the world, September 10th is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. The goal of suicide prevention events is to draw attention to this public health challenge and provide tools to make it easier to notice when someone is struggling and to offer support. 

Please join us by helping to work together to prevent suicide by sharing these resources!

Also, please take a moment and visit the following link and watch these videos from Northern High School about suicide prevention.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please visit the following sites for more information:
or check out #PreventSuicidePA on Twitter

If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the crisis line for your county or you can call 911 (e.g. if there is immediate danger of physical harm).


Cumberland County

Geisinger Holy Spirit Crisis Intervention: 717-763-2222 or 1-800-722-5385
UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Crisis Intervention: 717-243-6005
All other areas: 1-866-350-4357
Contact helpline Carlisle 717-249-6226 or 1-800-932-4616

Dauphin County

Dauphin County Crisis Intervention Program: 717-232-7511

Contact Helpline:  Harrisburg 717-652-4400 or 1-800-932-4616

Franklin County

Crisis Intervention:  Keystone Health Crisis Intervention Program: 717-264-2555   
Contact Helpline 1-800-932-4616

Perry County

Geisinger Holy Spirit Crisis Intervention:  717-763-2222 or 1-800-722-5385
UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Crisis Intervention: 717-243-6005
All other areas: 1-866-350-4357
Contact Helpline 1-800-932-4616

York County

Crisis Intervention: York Hospital Crisis Intervention Services: 717-851-5320   
Contact Helpline 1-800-932-4616

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Text “PA” to 741-741