Philadelphia County

Crisis Intervention Hotline


Contact Information

Hunter Robbins
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Hunter Robbins
Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Task Force Website

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Student education
Substance abuse prevention

There are more than a dozen agencies in the city that focus on children and youth, including school and community programs.

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program
Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)

County Mental Health Resources

The city has numerous mental health resources, including inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient mental health services, and school-based mental health services. For information, contact  at 1-215-413-3100.

Free Mental Health First Aid is also available via

For Support groups: Survivors of Suicide

Additional information about resources in Philadelphia are available: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Philadelphia Chapter, 1-215-746-7256.

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

Mary Ann Murtha

Area Director, Philadelphia & Delaware

Phone: 1-215-532-0275


Suicide Loss Support Group Information

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Trained group facilitators are suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way after losing someone to suicide. The groups are open to anyone 18 years or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide. The groups are free and confidential.

Calendar Link for Support Groups sponsored by Healthy Minds Philly, DBHIDS, and Network of Care.

Support Groups Schedule

Second Wednesday of each month, 7pm (previously held at Methodist Hospital)
Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 9359 5362
Password: 1234
Dial In: 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 91093595362#

Third Thursday of each month, 7pm (previously held at DBHIDS)
Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 963 7635 2520
Password: 1234
Dial In: 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 96376352520#

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7pm (previously held at Palumbo Rec)
Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 930 8719 2763
Dial In: 646 876 9923 and enter Meeting ID: 930 8719 2763#

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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