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

Crisis Intervention Hotline

1-215-686-4420

Contact Information

Dana Careless, LPC
Director of Health Promotion
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services
1101 Market St, 7th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 1-215-685-5575

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Lawrence Real, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Behavioral Health
1101 Market St., 7th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 1-215-685-5479

Task Force Website

Site coming soon. Stay tuned!

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 Community Behavioral Health at 1-215-413-3100.

For a free behavioral health screening, please visit: HealthyMindsPhilly.org.

Free Mental Health First Aid is also available via HealthyMindsPhilly.org

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

Sarah Brooks Hart

Area Director, Philadelphia & Delaware

Phone: 1-215-907-0088

Email: Sarah.Hart@afsp.org

Support Group Information

Aria Health, Torresdale Campus

Knights & Red Lion Rds.

Philadelphia, PA 19154

1-215-545-2242

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

Frankford Hospital

Torresdale Division

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Contact Person : Courtney Landman

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 1-2nd Tuesday from 7:30pm -9pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information

Survivors of Suicide, Inc.

3535 Market St., Room 2037

Philadelphia, PA 19104

1-215-545-2242

phillysos@hotmail.com

http://www.sosphilly.org

Contact Person : Gail Dohrn

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : YES

Additional Information : Meets in Room 2037; Twitter: @PhillySOS

Support Group Information

Survivors of Suicide, Inc.

18th & Lombard Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146

1-215-545-2242

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 2

Charge : NO

Newsletter : YES