Behavioral Health Program Director
648 Park St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
Amy Bass/Michelle Valinski
Preventive Services of Child Death Review Team
Northeast Suicide Prevention Task Force
Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3). NSPI are all volunteers meeting monthly to coordinate formal clinical and community suicide prevention trainings and survivor activities.
Training for school, medical, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Substance abuse prevention
Media guidelines for suicide coverage
Statistics being gathered based on surveys of school-age youth; the surveys address issues surrounding suicide as well as depression. The Student Assistance Program team has begun using the Gun Violence Prevention Workbook.
Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Screening in physicians’ offices
*Inpatient unit: none in county, but contracts with Northwestern Human services to provide crisis services
*School-based mental health services: Northwestern Human Services
Support group: Wayne Memorial Hospital. Also “Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group,” for those who have lost someone to suicide. The format is educational/support with occasional speakers. Dates and location.
Survivors of Suicide Group
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Conference Room 3
601 Park Street
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431
Contact Person: Michelle Valinski
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.