Students & Families

Resources for Coping with a Crisis

September is National Suicide Prevention month but Suicide Awareness is important every month please take a moment to visit the link below for some information on events that are happening to raise awareness.

Also, please take a moment and visit the following link and watch these videos from Northern High School about suicide prevention.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please visit the following sites for more information:
or check out #PreventSuicidePA on Twitter

If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the crisis line for your county or you can call 911 (e.g. if there is immediate danger of physical harm).


Cumberland County

Geisinger Holy Spirit Crisis Intervention: 717-763-2222 or 1-800-722-5385
UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Crisis Intervention: 717-243-6005
All other areas: 1-866-350-4357
Contact helpline Carlisle 717-249-6226 or 1-800-932-4616

Dauphin County

Dauphin County Crisis Intervention Program: 717-232-7511

Contact Helpline:  Harrisburg 717-652-4400 or 1-800-932-4616

Franklin County

Crisis Intervention:  Keystone Health Crisis Intervention Program: 717-264-2555   
Contact Helpline 1-800-932-4616

Perry County

Geisinger Holy Spirit Crisis Intervention:  717-763-2222 or 1-800-722-5385
UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Crisis Intervention: 717-243-6005
All other areas: 1-866-350-4357
Contact Helpline 1-800-932-4616

York County

Crisis Intervention: York Hospital Crisis Intervention Services: 717-851-5320   
Contact Helpline 1-800-932-4616

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Text “PA” to 741-741