Suicide Prevention

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In order to address the growing rates of suicide in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf announced the formation of a statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force, made up of several state agencies and members of the General Assembly. The Task Force brings together policy and programmatic expertise from multiple state agencies in order to develop a comprehensive statewide suicide prevention plan that addresses suicide as a public health issue, utilizing a cross-sector approach and building off existing suicide prevention plans. 

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan outlines the current landscape of suicide in Pennsylvania, including population specific data and needs, the benefits of a comprehensive state suicide prevention plan, the plan’s guiding principles, the process for developing the plan, and specific goals and objectives dedicated to preventing suicide and suicide attempts across Pennsylvania.

The Department of Human Services is accepting feedback on the Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan to inform implementation efforts. Please submit feedback to

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The mission of our Online Learning Center is to share training resources with anyone who may come into contact with individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Our goal is to reduce the number of lives lost to suicide through sharing current and evidence-based information from some of the field’s leading experts.

Within the Online Learning Center, you can create your own user profile, select and complete courses, and print certificates and transcripts that track your progress. To get started, click on the “Login” tab above to log in or register and then start perusing the catalog!

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Who We Are

The Coalition consists of community partners and individuals who are dedicated to making a progressive change in Lancaster County by reducing suicide rates, and includes nonprofit organizations, area hospitals, schools, behavioral health facilities, law enforcement, government, businesses, survivors and concerned citizens.

JOIN THE COALITION by signing up for our e-newsletters and receive ongoing meeting information – simply walk into a scheduled meeting listed on this the events page of this website.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline for Substance Use Disorders: 1-800-662-4357
  • TransLifeline

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