Crisis centers across the US are part of the network that makes up the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. These centers collectively provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Pennsylvania is actively working on expanding the number of call centers throughout the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is dedicated to building a network that serves the emergent needs of all Pennsylvanians, but they need your help.
If you are interested in helping your crisis center become part of the lifeline, see the video and resources below for more information.
If you have additional concerns or would like to participate in further discussions about Lifeline expansion in Pennsylvania, please contact Sherry Peters.
On January 16, 2018, Sherry Peters from the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services was joined by Matt Taylor, Devon Morera, and Shye Louis from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for a webinar presented to crisis centers in Pennsylvania. This presentation gives information and helps bring clarity to the process of being part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. Click here to view and download the slides from this webinar.