Lancaster County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 717-394-2631

Contact Information

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

245 Butler Ave, Suite 204
Lancaster, PA 17601

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

The Behavioral Health Task Forces address suicide prevention for both youth and adults.

Mary Stevenson

Margaret Swartz, 717-334-9111

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school, medical and law enforcement personnel
Student education
Yellow Ribbon Campaign

Substance abuse prevention

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)

County Mental Health Resources

*Mental Health America of Lancaster County promotes optimal mental health through access, awareness, advocacy, and education and envisions a society where mental wellness is the foundation of a healthy community. MHALC’s services and programs include: client and family advocacy services; the Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition; free, drop-in support groups; community education; a Community Support Program; the Compeer Program, and more!

Inpatient psychiatric unit: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Ephrata Hospital. These hospitals all serve adults; there are no child and adolescent units

School-based mental health services: Philhaven, TW Ponessa and Associates, Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Community Services Group

Faith-based counseling
Private counseling services for youth at risk for suicide
Support groups: Survivors of Suicide, St. Pikes Lutheran Church, 717-394-3541

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

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

10 Delp Road

Lancaster, PA 17601


Contact Person : Kevin L. Eberle

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 1st and 3rd Thursday from 7:30-9pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Additional Information : Meetings at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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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