IF YOU ARE HAVING A CRISIS OR EMERGENCY WHERE TIME MATTERS,
CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL CRISIS CENTER

Safety Plan

A safety plan is a prioritized written list of coping strategies and sources of support that youth and young adults who have been deemed to be at high risk for suicide can use before or during a crisis. Coping strategies should be simple, reasonable, positive, and accessibl. Plans are writen to be brief, easy to read, and in the person's own words. Read the description of Creating a Safety Plan. A Safety Plan can be developed with your psychologist or other mental health provider.

Helplines

Pennsylvania

  • Autism Services   1-866-539-7689
  • Benefits Helpline (Cash Assistance, SNAP, MA etc.) 1-800-692-7462
  • Children's Health Helpline   1-800-986-KIDS
  • ChildLine   (State Child Abuse Registry) 1-800-932-0313
  • Disability Services   1-866-286-3636
  • PA Consumer Service Center 1-866-350-4355

Pennsylvania Child-serving systems

  • Department of Education 717-783-6788
  • Department of Public Welfare (DPW) 1-800-692-7462
  • Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) 717-787-6443
  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Deliquiecy (PCCD) 1-800-692-7292
     

Crisis and Hotlines

National Suicide Hotlines - Toll Free / 24 hrs / 7 days a week / USA

  • National Graduate Student Crisis Line, 1-800-472-3457  (1-800-GRAD-HLP)
  • National Hopeline Network, 1-800-784-2433     (1-800-SUICIDE)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255   (1-800-273-TALK) 
  • Postpartum Depression - Talk to a Mom who's been there, 1-800-773-6667  (1-800-PPD-MOMS)
  • The Trevor Project - Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LBGTQ youth,1-866-488-7386
  • Vet2Vet Veteran's Crisis Hotline, 1-877-838-2838  (1-877-VET-2-VET)
  • Veteran's Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255 press 1
  • Youth America Hotline - Counseling for Teens by Teens, 1-877-968-8454  (1-877-YOUTHLINE)