Crisis Intervention

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631.

Or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.


Crisis Intervention is a 24 - hour emergency mental health service provided for persons experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal or homicidal thoughts. Crisis Intervention staff can assist in assessing what a person needs to alleviate the immediate crisis and then link them to appropriate services. This can be completed by phone, an outreach to the person’s location or the person coming to the office.


Crisis Intervention also has the authority to arrange involuntary commitments to an inpatient mental health unit. Contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Identify If Someone Is In Crisis

Acting anxious or agitated
Behaving recklessly
Displaying extreme mood swings
Increasing use of substances
Looking for a way to kill self
Showing rage
Sleeping too little or too much
Talking about feeling hopeless/no reason to live
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
Talking about seeking revenge
Talking about wanting to die or kill self

7 principals for effective intervention