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Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition

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About AOASPC

About the Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coaltion

Our Mission:

To provide education and collaborate with the community to prevent suicide, reduce the stigma associated with suicide, and support those touched by suicide.

Our Vision:

The Coalition is a Commonwealth where every life is valued and every person has the support necessary to recognize and embrace their value.

History:

In 2005 a group of concerned individuals from the Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), Department of Aging, Corrections, Health and various other nonprofit organizations, including Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council and Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, many of whom had been involved with the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative met to form the Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Group. This group worked to create the State Suicide Prevention Strategy and hold an Awareness Event in collaboration with the Youth Initiative at the Capitol. The group also obtained funding to host the first statewide suicide prevention conference. In time, this group grew and changed its name to the Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition and held trainings and offered support and resources throughout the state.

 

In 2011, Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council decided to change its name to Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition (the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing suicide in Pennsylvania) and move to Harrisburg in order to create one solid suicide prevention resource for Pennsylvania.

Join the Coalition

Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition is in the process of growing and providing more resources for those affected by suicide. Please support our effective efforts to build awareness of suicide prevention with a generous donation. Just as there is a ripple effect after a suicide, so is there a ripple effect of HOPE with suicide prevention. Your support of AOASPC's mission to build awareness of suicide prevention and provide resources for those touched by suicide will help continue the ripple effect of HOPE. To learn how you can support AOASPCs vision, click here.


To make a difference and increase awarenss of suicide prevention, click here to JOIN AOASPC today to download a membership form and return it to either info@PreventSuicidePA.org or fax it to 717-303-3634.

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