Erie County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 814-456-2014

Contact Information

Lana Rees
CASSP Coordinator

154 W. 9th St.
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-451-6821

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Stacey Buettner, LCSW

2560 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 814-456-2014

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Safe Communities Erie
Yellow Ribbon
SOS: Signs of Suicide
Training for school personnel

Student education
Peer to Peer Support
Adolescent depression and suicide literacy/awareness
Mental Health First Aid
Substance abuse prevention
Highmark Healthy High 5

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Screening in physicians’ offices

School-based physical and behavioral health clinic
School-based outpatient clinic

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric unit: Millcreek Community Hospital (children and adults), St. Vincent Hospital (adults)

Crisis residential unit: UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor (adults)

Assertive Community Treatment: Stairways (adults)

Residential treatment facility: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Perseus House, Harborcreek Youth Services, Cornell Abraxas Youth and Family

Therapeutic treatment foster care: Harborcreek Youth Services

Acute children’s partial hospitalization: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Perseus House

Partial hospitalization: Millcreek Community Hospital (adults), Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Community Country Day School, Barber National Institute

Family-based behavioral health: Family Services of Northwestern PA, The Achievement Center, Barber National Institute, Corry Counseling Service

Multisystemic therapy: Family Services of Northwestern PA, Harborcreek Youth Services

Functional family therapy: Family Services of Northwestern PA

Blended case management: Barber National Institute,  Stairways, Lakeshore Community Services, UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor

Behavioral health rehabilitation services: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, Corry Counseling Services, Barber National Institute, Youth Advocate Program Children’s Behavioral Health, The Achievement Center, Bethesda Children’s Home

Outpatient clinic providers: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, The Achievement Center, UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, Corry Counseling Services. Stairways (adults)

Telepsychiatry: Safe Harbor Behavioral Health

Additional outpatient providers: Persad Center, Affinity Family Support, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, Bethesda Children’s Home

School-based mental health services: Sarah Reed Children’s Center, The Achievement Center

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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