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Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 1-877-918-2100

Contact Information

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County Suicide Prevention Taskforce

Amanda Blue, Chair

Chester County Department of MH/IDD

601 Westtown Rd., Suite 340

P. O. Box 2727

West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-344-5359


Vision and Mission: Decreased suicide through increased awareness and education. The Task Force collaborates with the community to develop suicide prevention strategies and works to reduce the risk, stigma and occurrence of suicide in Chester County.

Provides free suicide prevention programming, including QPR training for community groups and awareness events.


County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school, medical, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Parent education
Student education
Yellow Ribbon Campaign

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program
Substance abuse prevention
Gatekeeper training program

County Screening for Suicide Prevention

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric unit: Devereux Children’s Behavioral Health
Outpatient services for youth at risk for suicide: Child Guidance Resource Centers, Community Services of Devereux,Holcomb Behavioral Health Services, Human Services, Inc. (Downingtown with satellites in Coatesville and Oxford)

School-based mental health services: Coatesville School District (outpatient satellite sites in all buildings)
Private counseling services for youth at risk for suicide
Support groups: NAMI, SOS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact

Name of Chapter: Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Contact Name: Catherine Siciliano

Contact Number: 267-678-3327

Contact Email:

Support Group Information

Paoli Memorial Hospital

Route 30 (Lancaster Pike)

Paoli, PA 19301


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

Thomas Jefferson University

53 Harrison Road East

West Chester, PA 19380-6748


Leader Type : PEER

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO