Clarion County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 814 226 7223

Contact Information

Lori Switzer
CASSP Coordinator
214 South Seventh Ave., Clarion, PA 16214


County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Janet Mangel, Chair
Susan LaBruzzo, Vice Chair
Jennifer Krouse, Secretary
Janet Shreckengost, Treasurer
Marcy Kirkpatrick, Mike Gwin and David Delaux, Executive Committee members

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school and corrections personnel
Parent education
Student education

Yellow Ribbon Campaign
Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program
Substance abuse prevention
Individual school districts have adopted various suicide prevention programs at their discretion and with the approval of parents and school boards.

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program
Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Community screening

Screening in physicians’ offices
Some school districts use the SOS program, while some family practice physicians and pediatricians do their own screenings, and then if necessary contact crisis intervention services.

County Mental Health Resources

Crisis Intervention Services 24/7
814 226-7223 or 1-800-292-3866
Clarion Psychiatric Center
814 226-9545
Family Psychological Services
814  226-4912
Clarion Family Therapy
814 227-2941
Clarion Behavioral Health
814 223-9914

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

Name of Chapter: Western PA

Contact Name: Jennifer Sikora

Contact Number: 412-260-0789

Contact Email:

Prevent Suicide PA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since the 1980/90’s, Pennsylvania has made strong efforts to prevent suicide through various programs and non-profits throughout the Commonwealth. A work group was formed and began to meet in July 2005. This prevention plan is a collaborative effort between those dedicated individuals from both the public and private sectors of our state.

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