National Suicide Prevention Month – Town Hall video now available

Thank you for “attending” the Town Hall Virtual Meeting on September 10, 2020.
Participants learned more about the Zero Suicide Initiative, Partner updates, and listened to special guests: Jill Kowalewski & Mandy Fauble

Click here to access to our Zero Suicide Town Hall Intermission video.
This video provides updates from many System of Care Partners.



The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people in our community,
our country, and around the world.

NOW is a critical time to promote and protect the mental health and wellness of people in our own community.

This webpage will be
updated often as we “WORK TOGETHER TO PREVENT SUICIDE”.

Read/Download the final report of Pennsylvania’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan below.
Members of the public can submit feedback on the plan at RA-PWSuicidePreventn@pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Erin James, DHS – ra-pwdhspressoffice@pa.gov

Pennsylvania Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan
– September 2020 –

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created this informational packet which includes ideas
and suggestions for activities to help build awareness and take action. (Click to download a copy.)

DID YOU KNOW?


Mental illness affects 1 out of every 4 persons. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally and over 1,900 Pennsylvanians died by suicide in 2016.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is considering suicide, help is available. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together to offer support, raise awareness, and reduce stigma around a difficult topic. We also know that health and societal effects continue to increase suicide rates and affect communities in disproportionate ways.

These resources are a starting point … let’s keep the momentum going.

Beaver County System of Care: Zero Suicide Initiative webpage

Even One Is Too Many: Preventing Suicide among Black American Boys and Girls

Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NAMI’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month information

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Forefront Suicide Prevention
a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington