Luzerne-Wyoming Counties

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifelines: 1-570-829-1341 or 1-888-829-1341

Contact Information

Tara Gallagher
111 N. Pennsylvania Blvd.

Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 570-825-9441

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

New task force formed in connection with the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care grant now meets monthly; anyone interested in being part of the task force should contact Tara Gallagher.

Task Force Website

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Substance abuse prevention
Gatekeeper training program

Reconnecting Youth program

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Community screening

Mental Health & Developmental Services

Ranee Smith, Program Specialist

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric unit: First Hospital Wyoming Valley
Outpatient mental health services for youth at risk for suicide: Northeast Counseling Services, Children’s Service Center

School-based mental health services: Northeast Counseling Services, Community Counseling Services, Children’s Service Center
Support groups: Family Service Association, 570-829-1341

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

Name of Chapter: Greater NEPA

Contact Name: JoAnne McCain

Contact Number: 1-570-967-8005

Contact Email:

Support Group Information

Survivors of Suicide Group

Catholic Social Services

214 W. Walnut Street

Hazelton, PA 18204

Contact Person : Samantah Neaman

Leader Type : P/P

Meetings/Month : 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Additional Information : Call 1-570-455-1521 for more information

Support Group Information

Survivors of Suicide Group

Catholic Social Services
33 East Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701

Contact Person: Denise Rowinski
570-822-7118, Ext. 307

Meeting/Month: Held twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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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