In Crisis? Call    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Philadelphia County

Crisis Intervention Hotline


Contact Information

Contact Person:

Hunter Robbins
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Contact Person:

Hunter Robbins
Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Task Force Website

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Student education
Substance abuse prevention

There are more than a dozen agencies in the city that focus on children and youth, including school and community programs.

County Screening for Suicide Prevention

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program
Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)

County Mental Health Resources

The city has numerous mental health resources, including inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient mental health services, and school-based mental health services. For information, contact  at 1-215-413-3100.


Free Mental Health First Aid is also available via

For Support groups: Survivors of Suicide

Additional information about resources in Philadelphia are available: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Philadelphia Chapter, 1-215-746-7256.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact

Mary Ann Murtha

Area Director, Philadelphia & Delaware

Phone: 1-215-532-0275


Support Group Information

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Trained group facilitators are suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way after losing someone to suicide. The groups are open to anyone 18 years or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide. The groups are free and confidential.

Calendar Link for Support Groups sponsored by Healthy Minds Philly, DBHIDS, and Network of Care.


Suicide Loss Support Groups Schedule

First Tuesday of each month at Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1200 Tabor Rd., Philadelphia PA 19141 at 7pm

First Wednesday of each month at Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library, 125 South 52nd St., Philadelphia PA 19139 at 6:30pm

Second Wednesday of each month at Methodist Hospital, 2301 South Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19148 at 7pm

Third Thursday of each month at DBHIDS, 1601 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19103 at 7pm

Fourth Tuesday of each month at Palumbo Recreation Center, 725 South 10th St., Philadelphia PA 19147 at 7pm