get involved | helping someone in crisis | suicide prevention

Need Help Now? 
We’re here to help you . . .
Beaver County Crisis at 800.400.6180

The Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 support & information.

(At any time, a person in any sort of crisis can
text PA to 741741 to receive help and support from
a live, trained professional.)

Please share with the person you are helping.

For over-the-phone support, please call the Suicide Hotline at 800.273.8255.

24/7 Free and Confidential Support

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Vets  1.800.273.8255

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio, 1.888.628.9454

Veteran’s Lifeline via TTY and Chat, 800.799.4889

Mental Health First Aid

Learn How to #BeTheDifference
For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19

(For more information and resources from MHFA during this difficult time, click here.)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | #RealConvo Guide:


“I care about you.”


How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Resource Center


Warning Signs for Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | #RealConvo Guide:


If Someone Tells You They’re Thinking About Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time,  you can be the difference in getting them the help they need. It’s important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.



Help Someone Else

STAR-Center:
Teen Handbook on Depression

We have found that educating people about depression and suicide is one of our best tools in helping to treat psychiatric illness and prevent suicide.  This handbook has been designed to help educate teens about their illness.  We hope that the information will help you remain hopeful and know that all difficult situations can improve without your needing to resort to suicide or any self-harming behavior.



To view/print this manual, click here.

Kevin Hines Story . . .

“Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.  Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.”



www.kevinhinesstory.com

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