988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
If you recognize that someone in your life is suffering, now what?
You connect, you reach out, you inspire hope, and you offer help. Show compassion and caring and a willingness to find a solution when the person may not have the will or drive to help him- or herself. There are many resources in our communities. It may take more than one offer, and you may need to reach out to others who share your concern about the person who is suffering. If everyone is more open and honest about mental health, we can prevent pain and suffering, and those in need will get the help they deserve
The Campaign to Change Direction is a coalition of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. Learn more
SAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we canSAVE lives.
JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. We're partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We're equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowlege to help themselves and each other. We're encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health - click here to learn more.
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.
Here is how it works.
Step 1: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.
Step 2: A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.
Step 3: The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
NEED HELP? Call 2-1-1
Pennsylvania 2-1-1- East is a fee, confidential, non-emergency, comprehesive informaiton and referral service that connects, Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill county residents with the health and human services they need.
You can reach 2-1-1- by calling 2-1-1- or 855-501-67-85 or Text your zip code to 898211. 2-1-1 is not intended for emergency use. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 or click here for their website.
For help in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Mifflin, Perry and York counties you can also call 2-1-1 or click here for their website.
American Association of Suicidology offers information and statistical data on suicide, suicide prevention materials and self-help groups for survivors.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gives general information on suicide and lists state-by-state directories of survivor support groups for families and friends of a suicide.
WellSpan EAP is not associated with any non WellSpan Health entities or organizations listed on this page, and assumes no liability regarding information presented by these organizations.