Suicide Prevention Resources

It is our goal to provide resources which will provide skilled interventions to help reduce or eliminate the chance of suicide.

National Resources:

1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org  

Local Resources:

Working Together to Prevent Suicide Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force's mission is decreased suicide through increased awareness and education in the community. CCSP Task Force collaborates with the community to develop suicide prevention strategies and works to reduce the risk, stigma and occurrence of suicide in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

If you or someone you know needs help, call

Chester County’s Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline: 1-877-918-2100

Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

Vital Information:

Depression & Suicide Warning Signs Depression & Suicide Facts On average in the U.S., one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.

More than 35,000 people in the U.S. die by suicide each year In 2011 and 2012, almost 80 Chester County residents died by suicide.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses. The suicide rates for men rise with age, most significantly after age 65.

Depression is the leading cause of death by suicide Depression is a treatable medical condition.

Depression & Suicide Warning Signs

Sadness

Loss of interest in activities

Not eating or over-eating

Sleep problems

Unable to concentrate

Irritability Angry outbursts

Frequent physical complaints

Missed school or work

Missed assignments

Fatigue

Low energy Drug or alcohol abuse

Unreasonable feelings of guilt Indecisiveness

Self-harm

Thoughts of death or suicide

Talking about death or suicide