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Schuylkill County

Suicide Prevention Task Force of Schuylkill County

Grace Coffin
Suicide Prevention Task Force of Schuylkill County – Chair

410 N Centre Street, Suite 2
Pottsville, PA 17901

Direct Line: 570-628-1759

The mission of The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Schuylkill County (SPTF) is to prevent suicide through public education and awareness, community action, and local grassroots advocacy.

Donation Information

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Schuylkill County is an unincorporated association and is a sponsored project of Schuylkill County’s VISION, a 501c3 organization. Through fiscal sponsorship, VISION provides tax exempt, nonprofit corporation status that provides infrastructure and the ability to receive and disperse funds for programs that may or may not be incorporated.

Online donations to the Task Force can be made through this link.

Please make check donations payable to “Schuylkill County’s VISION” with “SPTF” in the memo line.

Checks should be mailed to 11 East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Support Group Information

Life Beyond Suicide – A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Please call or text for current location.

Contact: Deborah Generella
484-773-3940
lifebeyondsuicide@gmail.com

Charge: NO

Schuylkill County Crisis Hotline

Call: 1-877-993-4357

Text: #63288

Chat: ccrinfo.org

Task Force Suicide Prevention Resources

QPR Gatekeeper Training (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Much like CPR, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and may save a life. The Schuylkill County SPTF offers QPR training at no cost.

To schedule a training, please reach out to Grace Coffin.

Click Here to learn more about QPR

Save A Life Youth Program
This program for youth is a cooperative effort of the SPTF and the Junior Drug & Alcohol Advisory Board of Schuylkill County. Save A Life is available free of charge to students and youth groups. It includes the showing of a DVD (approx. 22 minutes) and a member of the Task Force will present warning signs and referral information.

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact

Name of Chapter: AFSP Eastern Pennsylvania

Contact Name: Samantha Bruno

Contact Number: (814) 357-5829

Contact Email: sbruno@afsp.org