Wayne County

Crisis Intervention Hotline


Contact Information

Michelle Valinski
Behavioral Health Program Director
648 Park St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 1-570-253-4262

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Amy Bass/Michelle Valinski
Preventive Services of Child Death Review Team
Wayne County
Phone: 1-570-253-4262

Task Force Website

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.

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school, medical, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Parent education
Student education

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.

County Screening For Suicide Prevention

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

County Mental Health Resources

*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.

Support Group Information

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.

Charge: NO

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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