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Cumberland-Perry Counties

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifelines: 717-763-2222 or 717-243-6005

Contact Information

Anne Strite MH.IDD Administrator/MH Director

16 W. HIgh St., Suite 301 Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone: 717-240-6320

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

S.T.A.R. Center

253 Penrose Place

Carlisle, PA 17013

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month


Telephone:  717.240.6320


Our Mission is to Prevent Unnecessary Loss Though Suicide Education as well as support those affected by suicide in Cumberland and Perry County, Pennsylvania 

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school personnel Parent education

Student education Substance abuse prevention

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons) Teen Line Program and Holy Spirit Hospital, 717-763-2345

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric unit: none in county; crisis centers are available at Holy Spirit Hospital and Carlisle Regional Medical Center. Children and adolescents should be screened for pre-certification for inpatient commitment. Outpatient mental health services for youth at risk for suicide: Families should contact the behavioral health number on the back of their primary insurance carrier. Holy Spirit Hospital, Diakon Lutheran Social Services, Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Keystone Human Services, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Franklin Family Services, NHS Stevens Center, Laurel Life Services, Newport Counseling, Adams-Hanover Counseling Services, Inc., Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, Mock-Mays Associates, Allied Behavioral Clinicians, Good Hope Psychotherapists, Kenneth G. Small and Assoc. For a more thorough listing of Medical Assistance outpatient providers, contact Community Behavioral Health Network of Pennsylvania (CBHNP), 1-888-722-8646

School-based mental health services: Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Diakon Lutheran Social Services, Adams-Hanover Counseling, Newport Counseling in Perry County (717-567-3524), Holy Spirit Hospital, Laurel Life Services Private counseling services: Franco Psychological Associates, Leedy and Abby Counseling Services (717-241-2345),Northwest Human Services Stevens Center, Holy Spirit Hospital; Newport Counseling in Perry County (717-567-3524),Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, Mock-Mays Associates, Diakon Family Life Services, Franklin Family Services, Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Allied Behavioral Clinicians, Good Hope Psychotherapists, Kenneth G. Small and Assoc. Support groups: Highmark Caring Place; Harrisburg Suicide Survivors Group, c/o Pinnacle Health System, grief support for children, 717-213-3906; Camp Dragonfly (ages 6-12), a program of Hospice of Central Pennsylvania; Together Laughing and Crying (TLC), 1-800-889-1098

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

Name of Chapter: AFSP South Central PA Contact Name: Brandon Marsico  

Contact Number: 717-579-8761 Contact Email:

Support Group Information

NHS Human Services STAR Center 253 Penrose Place Carlisle, PA  17013 717-562-8285

Contact Person : Deborah Rose Contact Email: Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 3rd Wednesday of each month 5:30-7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information:  Meets in Conference Room to left after entering bldg.