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Erie County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 814-456-2014

Contact Information

Lana Rees
CASSP Coordinator

154 W. 9th St.
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-451-6821

County Suicide Prevention Taskforce

Victoria Merski, LCSW

1 LECOM Place
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 814-868-2573

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Safe Communities Erie
Yellow Ribbon
SOS: Signs of Suicide
Training for school personnel

Student education
Peer to Peer Support
Adolescent depression and suicide literacy/awareness
Mental Health First Aid
Substance abuse prevention
Highmark Healthy High 5

County Screening for Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Screening in physicians’ offices

School-based physical and behavioral health clinic
School-based outpatient clinic

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric unit: Millcreek Community Hospital (children and adults), St. Vincent Hospital (adults)
Crisis residential unit: Safe Harbor Behavioral Health (adults)
Assertive Community Treatment: Stairways (adults)
Residential treatment facility: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Perseus House, Harborcreek Youth Services, Cornell Abraxas Youth and Family
Therapeutic treatment foster care: Harborcreek Youth Services
Acute children’s partial hospitalization: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Perseus House
“Partial hospitalization: Millcreek Community Hospital (adults), Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Community Country Day School, Barber National Institute
Family-based behavioral health: Family Services of Northwestern PA, The Achievement Center, Barber National Institute, Corry Counseling Service

Multisystemic therapy: Family Services of Northwestern PA, Harborcreek Youth Services
Functional family therapy: Family Services of Northwestern PA,
Blended case management:: Barber National Institute,  Stairways, Lakeshore Community Services
Behavioral health rehabilitation services: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, Corry Counseling Services, Barber National Institute, Youth Advocate Program Children’s Behavioral Health, The Achievement Center, Bethesda Children’s Home
Outpatient clinic providers: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, The Achievement Center, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, Corry Counseling Services. Stairways (adults)
Telepsychiatry: Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
Additional outpatient providers: Persad Center, Affinity Family Support, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, Bethesda Children’s Home
School-based mental health services: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, The Achievement Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact

Name of Chapter: Western PA

Contact Name: Jennifer Sikora


Contact Number: 412-260-0789

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