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Survivors

A Suicide Survivor or Survivor of Loss is someone who experiences the loss of (family, friends, professionals and peers) who has died by suicide.
A Suicide Attempt Survivor is someone who has attempted suicide and survived a potentially self-injurioius behavior with a nonfatal outcome, for which there is evidence that the person intended to kill himself or herself.
Postvention consists of those predetermined strategies and activities that serve to effectively and sensitively help heal Survivors of Loss in the aftermath of a suicide death.
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Pennsylvania Suicide Support/Survivor Groups

Support Group Information – Allegheny County

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic 3811 O’Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-864-3346 Contact Person : Jamey Covaleski Leader Type : PROF Meetings/Month : 8 week group Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic 3811 O’Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-864-3346 Contact Person : Jamey Covaleski Leader Type : PROF Meetings/Month : 8 week group Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh North Bereavement Group St. Peter’s Reformed Church 314-320 East Grandview Avenue Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063 Contact: Pastor Jim Bertoti 724-452-8120 jbertoti@stpzelie.org Meetings/Month: Held on the third Wednesday of the month …

Pittsburgh North Bereavement Group St. Peter’s Reformed Church 314-320 East Grandview Avenue Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063 Contact: Pastor Jim Bertoti 724-452-8120 jbertoti@stpzelie.org Meetings/Month: Held on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Bedford County

C.A.R.E. Support Group 182 Wolfsburg Rd Bedford, PA 15522 (301) 233-2429 Contact Person : Beth Pyles Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

C.A.R.E. Support Group 182 Wolfsburg Rd Bedford, PA 15522 (301) 233-2429 Contact Person : Beth Pyles Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Berks County

Stepping Stones Life-Growth Psychological Services, Suite 105 Montgomery and 5th Avenues Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512 Contact Person: Tina Engelbart 800-689-0250, Ext. 1 Tina@Life-Growth.net Meeting/Month: Held weekly on Sundays from 3:30 pm to …

Stepping Stones Life-Growth Psychological Services, Suite 105 Montgomery and 5th Avenues Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512 Contact Person: Tina Engelbart 800-689-0250, Ext. 1 Tina@Life-Growth.net Meeting/Month: Held weekly on Sundays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Support Group Information – Berks County

Survivors of Suicide Mental Health Association of Reading and Berks County 1234 Penn Avenue Wyomissing, PA 19610 (610) 775-3000 Contact Person : Brian Richardson/Renee Blanford Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month @ …

Survivors of Suicide Mental Health Association of Reading and Berks County 1234 Penn Avenue Wyomissing, PA 19610 (610) 775-3000 Contact Person : Brian Richardson/Renee Blanford Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7pm – 8:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information - Blair County

Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to Suicide Blair Medical Center 501 Howard Avenue Building C Altoona, PA Contact: Amanda Dell email: MDell@altoonaregional.org Meetings/Month: 3rd Wednesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm Charge: No

Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to Suicide Blair Medical Center 501 Howard Avenue Building C Altoona, PA Contact: Amanda Dell email: MDell@altoonaregional.org Meetings/Month: 3rd Wednesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm Charge: No

Support Group Information – Blair County

UPMC Altoona Behavioral Health Services 501 Howard Ave Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 889-2706 marinepl@upmc.edu Contact Person : Amanda Dell Leader Type : PROF Meetings/Month : 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 7-8pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional …

UPMC Altoona Behavioral Health Services 501 Howard Ave Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 889-2706 marinepl@upmc.edu Contact Person : Amanda Dell Leader Type : PROF Meetings/Month : 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 7-8pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in Access Center, Building C

Support Group Information – Bucks County

Survivors of Suicide Aria Health Bucks County Campus Ground Floor, Conference Room A 380 North Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA 19047 Contact Person : Patricia Lufkin Cell (215) 945-0661 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Tuesday at 7:30 …

Survivors of Suicide Aria Health Bucks County Campus Ground Floor, Conference Room A 380 North Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA 19047 Contact Person : Patricia Lufkin Cell (215) 945-0661 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Tuesday at 7:30 Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information Bucks County

Survivors of Suicide group St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 2131 Palomino Drive Warrington, PA 18976 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Patricia Lufkin Cell (215) 945-0661 Leader Type : PEER …

Survivors of Suicide group St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 2131 Palomino Drive Warrington, PA 18976 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Patricia Lufkin Cell (215) 945-0661 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Bucks County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group 37 Walnut Lane Yardley, PA 19067 (215) 736-1643 Contact Person : Bette Coatsworth Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Tuesday of every month Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Survivors of Suicide Support Group 37 Walnut Lane Yardley, PA 19067 (215) 736-1643 Contact Person : Bette Coatsworth Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Tuesday of every month Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Butler County

Survivor of Suicide Support Group 4150 Highland Avenue Meridian, PA 16001 Contact Person : Cindy Byers Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1 – 1st Thursday at 7pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Survivor of Suicide Support Group 4150 Highland Avenue Meridian, PA 16001 Contact Person : Cindy Byers Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1 – 1st Thursday at 7pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Butler County

Someone’s Caring Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc. 124 East North Street Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 Contact Person: Robin S. Miller 724-287-2273 millerr@zbzoom.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the second …

Someone’s Caring Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc. 124 East North Street Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 Contact Person: Robin S. Miller 724-287-2273 millerr@zbzoom.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Carbon County

Please contact us for location details. Lehighton, Pennsylvania Charge: NO Contact: Gail Strohl 610-377-2035 oldngrey@ptd.ne

Please contact us for location details. Lehighton, Pennsylvania Charge: NO Contact: Gail Strohl 610-377-2035 oldngrey@ptd.ne

Support Group Information – Cambria County

Suicide Loss Support Group 1086 Franklin Street Johnstown, PA 15905 (814) 534-7748 Contact Person : Courtney Boast Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Suicide Loss Support Group 1086 Franklin Street Johnstown, PA 15905 (814) 534-7748 Contact Person : Courtney Boast Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Centre County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Centre Life Link EMS 125 Puddintown Road State College, Pennsylvania 16801 Contact Person: Cindy Ross 814-574-1558 Meeting/Month: Held every other Tuesday evening, and more frequently as requested. Charge: NO

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Centre Life Link EMS 125 Puddintown Road State College, Pennsylvania 16801 Contact Person: Cindy Ross 814-574-1558 Meeting/Month: Held every other Tuesday evening, and more frequently as requested. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Chester County

Thomas Jefferson University 53 Harrison Road East West Chester, PA 19380-6748 Contact Person: Ginger Biddle Cell: 215-955-6593 Leader Type : PEER Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Thomas Jefferson University 53 Harrison Road East West Chester, PA 19380-6748 Contact Person: Ginger Biddle Cell: 215-955-6593 Leader Type : PEER Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Chester County

Paoli Memorial Hospital Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) Paoli, PA 19301 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Georgia Prevail Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO …

Paoli Memorial Hospital Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) Paoli, PA 19301 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Georgia Prevail Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in the Willistown Room of the Paoli Medical Building; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Crawford County

Support for Survivors of Suicide Location: Active Aging Inc. Lew Davies Community Center 1034 Park Avenue, Meadville, PA Contact Person: Vera Lobdell Meetings/Month: Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 PM. Charge: NO

Support for Survivors of Suicide Location: Active Aging Inc. Lew Davies Community Center 1034 Park Avenue, Meadville, PA Contact Person: Vera Lobdell Meetings/Month: Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 PM. Charge: NO http://crawfordcountysuicidetaskforce.org/#support-for-survivors

Support Group Information – Dauphin County

Polyclinic Hospital 2501 N. 3rd St Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 728-6791 kjmcentee@gmail.com Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7-9:00pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : …

Polyclinic Hospital 2501 N. 3rd St Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 728-6791 kjmcentee@gmail.com Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7-9:00pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in the Simpson Board Room

Support Group Information – Dauphin County

Unitarian Universalist Church of Harrisburg 1280 Clover Lane Harrisburg, PA 17113 (717) 728-6791 kjmcentee@gmail.com Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 3rd Thursday of each month 7-9:00pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Unitarian Universalist Church of Harrisburg 1280 Clover Lane Harrisburg, PA 17113 (717) 728-6791 kjmcentee@gmail.com Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 3rd Thursday of each month 7-9:00pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information- Delaware County

Survivors of Suicide Riddle Memorial Hospital 1068 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Donna Ambrogi & Shirley Bono Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Saturday …

Survivors of Suicide Riddle Memorial Hospital 1068 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Donna Ambrogi & Shirley Bono Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Saturday of each month 10am-12pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in the Community Education Center; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Delaware County

Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Ave & County Line Rd Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Gail Dohrn Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO …

Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Ave & County Line Rd Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Gail Dohrn Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in Warden Lobby; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Franklin County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Mental Health Association 540 East Washington Street Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201 Contact Person: Lynn Davis 717-264-4301 ldavis@mhaff.org Meeting/Month: Please contact us for meeting times.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Mental Health Association 540 East Washington Street Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201 Contact Person: Lynn Davis 717-264-4301 ldavis@mhaff.org Meeting/Month: Please contact us for meeting times.

Support Group Information - Huntingdon County

Survivors of Suicide JC Blair Education Center 860 Bryan Street Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652 Meeting/Month Held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Contact: Juniata Valley Healing Connections jvhealingconnections@gmail.com

Survivors of Suicide JC Blair Education Center 860 Bryan Street Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652 Meeting/Month Held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Contact: Juniata Valley Healing Connections jvhealingconnections@gmail.com

Support Group Information - Lackawanna County

Luger Scranton Outpatient Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative 475 Morgan Hwy. Moffat Entrance Scranton, PA 18508 Contact Person: Kathy Wallace Cell: 570-575-2343 Leader Type: P/P Meetings/Month: 3rd Monday 6:00-7:30pm Charge: No Newsletter: No

Luger Scranton Outpatient Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative 475 Morgan Hwy. Moffat Entrance Scranton, PA 18508 Contact Person: Kathy Wallace Cell: 570-575-2343 Leader Type: P/P Meetings/Month: 3rd Monday 6:00-7:30pm Charge: No Newsletter: No

Support Group Information – Lancaster County

PATHways Center for Grief & Loss 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania 17552 Contact: Elaine Ostrum 717-391-2413 eostrum@hospicecommunity.org Meeting/Month: Meetings are held twice a year for a closed 6-week series. Please call for …

PATHways Center for Grief & Loss 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania 17552 Contact: Elaine Ostrum 717-391-2413 eostrum@hospicecommunity.org Meeting/Month: Meetings are held twice a year for a closed 6-week series. Please call for details. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Lancaster County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group 10 Delp Road Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 394-3541 Contact Person : Kevin L. Eberle Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st and 3rd Thursday from 7:30-9pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meetings …

Survivors of Suicide Support Group 10 Delp Road Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 394-3541 Contact Person : Kevin L. Eberle Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st and 3rd Thursday from 7:30-9pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meetings at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Support Group Information – Lehigh County

Survivors of Suicide Loss Lehigh Valley Network 2545 Schoenersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017 (484) 330-0912 afsplv@gmail.com Contact Person : Marie Bartos Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1st Tuesday of each month 7-8pm Charge : DONATIONS Newsletter …

Survivors of Suicide Loss Lehigh Valley Network 2545 Schoenersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017 (484) 330-0912 afsplv@gmail.com Contact Person : Marie Bartos Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1st Tuesday of each month 7-8pm Charge : DONATIONS Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Lehigh County

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Room 118 3231 West Tilghman Street Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101 Contact Person: Mary Youtz afsplv2@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the …

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Room 118 3231 West Tilghman Street Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101 Contact Person: Mary Youtz afsplv2@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Support Group Information – Luzerne County

Survivors of Suicide Group Catholic Social Services 214 W. Walnut Street Hazelton, PA 18204 Contact Person : Samantha Neaman Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information …

Survivors of Suicide Group Catholic Social Services 214 W. Walnut Street Hazelton, PA 18204 Contact Person : Samantha Neaman Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Call (570) 455-1521 for more information

Support Group Information – Luzerne County

Survivors of Suicide Group Catholic Social Services 33 East Northampton Street Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701 Contact Person: Denise Rowinski 570-822-7118, Ext. 333 Meeting/Month: Held twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm …

Survivors of Suicide Group Catholic Social Services 33 East Northampton Street Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701 Contact Person: Denise Rowinski 570-822-7118, Ext. 333 Meeting/Month: Held twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Support Group Information – Lycoming County

Survivors of Suicide Loss Divine Providence Hospital, Room 383A 1100 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 Contact Person: Joe Miller 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month …

Survivors of Suicide Loss Divine Providence Hospital, Room 383A 1100 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 Contact Person: Joe Miller 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Montgomery County

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. 100 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096 (610) 649-2479 Contact Person : Carolyn Ramsey Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1/ month 1st Thursday Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. 100 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096 (610) 649-2479 Contact Person : Carolyn Ramsey Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1/ month 1st Thursday Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Montgomery County

Life Resurrected St. Albert the Great Parish 212 Welsh Road Street Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Contact: Catherine M. Siciliano 267-994-8328 csiciliano@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 …

Life Resurrected St. Albert the Great Parish 212 Welsh Road Street Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Contact: Catherine M. Siciliano 267-994-8328 csiciliano@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Monroe County

HALOS – CLC (Hope After a Loved One’s Suicide – Child Loss Chapter) Stroudburg, PA Call for exact meeting location Contact Person: Alice Keyes 570-236-1168 alicekeyes00@gmail.com Meetings/Month: Meets on 4th Thursday of the month at …

HALOS – CLC (Hope After a Loved One’s Suicide – Child Loss Chapter) Stroudburg, PA Call for exact meeting location Contact Person: Alice Keyes 570-236-1168 alicekeyes00@gmail.com Meetings/Month: Meets on 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30-8:30pm Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Northumberland County

Survivors of Suicide Loss J-MEG Meeting Room 11 East 3rd Street Watsontown, Pennsylvania 17777 Contact Person:Joe Miller, 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. …

Survivors of Suicide Loss J-MEG Meeting Room 11 East 3rd Street Watsontown, Pennsylvania 17777 Contact Person:Joe Miller, 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Philadelphia County

Aria Health, Torresdale Campus Knights & Red Lion Rds. Philadelphia, PA 19154 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Diane Durso Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30pm Charge …

Aria Health, Torresdale Campus Knights & Red Lion Rds. Philadelphia, PA 19154 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Diane Durso Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in Conference Room #4; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Philadelphia County

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. 18th & Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 545-2242 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2 Charge : NO Newsletter : YES

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. 18th & Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 545-2242 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2 Charge : NO Newsletter : YES

Support Group Information – Snyder and Union Counties

Survivors of Suicide Loss Harvest Bible Chapel 115 Freedom Road Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania 17844 Contact Person: Joe Miller 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Harvest Bible Chapel 115 Freedom Road Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania 17844 Contact Person: Joe Miller 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Support Group Information – Wayne County

Survivors of Suicide Group Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers 600 Maple Ave, Suite 6 Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 Contact Person: Michelle Valinski 570-253-9200 MValinski@waynecountypa.gov Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of …

Survivors of Suicide Group Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers 600 Maple Ave, Suite 6 Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 Contact Person: Michelle Valinski 570-253-9200 MValinski@waynecountypa.gov Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Westmoreland County

L.O.S.S. (Loved Ones Stolen by Suicide) 409 Coutler Ave Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 438-6738 Contact Person : Jill Kowalewski 724-830-3618 kowalej@westmoreland.swsix.com Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

L.O.S.S. (Loved Ones Stolen by Suicide) 409 Coutler Ave Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 438-6738 Contact Person : Jill Kowalewski 724-830-3618 kowalej@westmoreland.swsix.com Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – York County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group – York Advent Lutheran Church 1775 East Market Street East York, PA 17402 Contact Person : Cathy Heilman (717) 650-6447 cheilman6@gmail.com Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1st Monday , 7:00 – 8:30PM …

Survivors of Suicide Support Group – York Advent Lutheran Church 1775 East Market Street East York, PA 17402 Contact Person : Cathy Heilman (717) 650-6447 cheilman6@gmail.com Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1st Monday , 7:00 – 8:30PM Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – York County

Suicide Survivor Group Dover United Church of Christ 45 West Canal Street Dover, Pennsylvania 17315 Contact Person: Cindy Richard 717-451-6411 suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 …

Suicide Survivor Group Dover United Church of Christ 45 West Canal Street Dover, Pennsylvania 17315 Contact Person: Cindy Richard 717-451-6411 suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Support Group Information – York County

Suicide Survivor Group Southern Community Services 44 South Main Street Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania 17361 Contact Person: Cindy Richard 717-451-6411 suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from …

Suicide Survivor Group Southern Community Services 44 South Main Street Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania 17361 Contact Person: Cindy Richard 717-451-6411 suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Suicide Attempt Survivors

A Journey Toward Health and Hope

This free resource guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections …

This free resource guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—After an Attempt

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—After an Attempt

Suicide Anonymous

Suicide Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is a program designed to help people with suicidal preoccupation and behavior.

Suicide Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is a program designed to help people with suicidal preoccupation and behavior.

Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt: This free resource guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors …

A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt: This free resource guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with.

Live Through This

Live Through This illuminates that suicide is a human issue by elevating and amplifying attempt survivors’ voices through raw, honest stories of survival, and pairing them with portraits of those survivors in the moments just after telling their …

Live Through This illuminates that suicide is a human issue by elevating and amplifying attempt survivors’ voices through raw, honest stories of survival, and pairing them with portraits of those survivors in the moments just after telling their stories—putting faces and names to the statistics that have been the only representation of attempt survivors in the past…

Survivors of Suicide Loss

Surviving Suicide Loss

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—Surviving Suicide Loss: Reaches out to survivors of suicide with two goals in mind: 1) to offer the support that is so vital, particularly to the newly bereaved; and 2) to provide opportunities for …

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—Surviving Suicide Loss: Reaches out to survivors of suicide with two goals in mind: 1) to offer the support that is so vital, particularly to the newly bereaved; and 2) to provide opportunities for survivors to get involved, through a wide variety of educational, outreach, awareness, advocacy and fundraising programs.

Advocacy Program

American Association of Suicidology: a section dedicated to understanding the issues of survivors of suicide and incorporating these in suicide prevention efforts. They also have an advocacy program, which helps educate the public, change the way …

American Association of Suicidology: a section dedicated to understanding the issues of survivors of suicide and incorporating these in suicide prevention efforts. They also have an advocacy program, which helps educate the public, change the way people think and talk about suicide and mental illness.

American Association of Suicidology

Searchable list of Survivors of Suicide Groups by state.

Searchable list of Survivors of Suicide Groups by state.

The Link Counseling Center

A leading resource in the country for suicide prevention and aftercare. It is dedicated to reaching out to those whose lives have been impacted by suicide and connecting them to available resources.

A leading resource in the country for suicide prevention and aftercare. It is dedicated to reaching out to those whose lives have been impacted by suicide and connecting them to available resources.

Survivors of Suicide

The purpose of Survivors of Suicide is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

The purpose of Survivors of Suicide is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

Friends for Survival

A National Outreach Program for Survivors of Suicide Loss Friends for Survival, Inc. is an organization of people who have been affected by a death caused by suicide. They are dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort …

A National Outreach Program for Survivors of Suicide Loss Friends for Survival, Inc. is an organization of people who have been affected by a death caused by suicide. They are dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide.

The Dougy Center/ National Center for Grieving Children & Families

The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families is the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children.

The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families is the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is a non-profit, non-religious, volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to provide support to those individuals and groups who are in crisis, have lost someone to suicide and/or are feeling suicidal.

The Samaritans is a non-profit, non-religious, volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to provide support to those individuals and groups who are in crisis, have lost someone to suicide and/or are feeling suicidal.

Postvention

AAS Books & Resources

The American Association of Suicidology provides resources to help suicide loss survivors. This page contains guides, books, and personal stories of those who have lost someone to suicide.

The American Association of Suicidology provides resources to help suicide loss survivors. This page contains guides, books, and personal stories of those who have lost someone to suicide.

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

This toolkit includes an overview of key considerations, general guidelines for action, do’s and don’ts, templates and sample materials, in an easily-accessible format.

This toolkit includes an overview of key considerations, general guidelines for action, do’s and don’ts, templates and sample materials, in an easily-accessible format.

Suicide in Schools: A Practitioners Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention

Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and …

Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and after a suicidal crisis. (Please note that Dr. Erbacher is on the Executive Committee of PAYSPI and Dr. Singer is on the PAYSPI Advisory Board. No proceeds from the sale of this book go to PAYSPI.)

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