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Dauphin County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 1-888-596-4447 or 717-232-7511

Contact Information

Lynn Pascoa Children’s Mental Health Program Specialist

100 Chestnut St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-780-7052

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Christine Drexler President / Founder We Matter Mental Health / Suicide Prevention Coalition Email:

Task Force Website

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County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school personnel Parent education Student education

Substance abuse prevention Some school districts have also implemented the Signs of Suicide Program and/or Yellow Ribbon.

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)

Dauphin County MH/MR contracts with Keystone Children and Family Services to provide SAP services to all secondary school buildings in the 10 school districts in the county.

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric unit: Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Contact

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

Contact Number: 1-717-579-8761 Contact Email:

Support Group Information

Unitarian Universalist Church of Harrisburg 1280 Clover Lane Harrisburg, PA 17113

Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader
Type : PEER Meetings
Month : 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 7-9:00pm Charge : NO

Survivors Of Suicide Support Group

Simpson Board Room at PPI (Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute)
2501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, 17110

Meeting time: 6 PM-9 PM, come when you are able, leave when you need to.
Snacks are provided, bring your own drink.
Monthly newsletter: YES
Please contact Robin Goudy at cell/text (717) 877-9527
or via email at
We ask that no one under the age of 18 attend