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 Suicide Prevention Lifeline    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 1-800-273-TALK (8255)  For the hearing impaired: TTY: 1-800-799-4889

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of 150+ crisis centers.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS:

In the Event of a Suicide Emergency in Montgomery County PA, Call 9-1-1 or:


Adult Mobile Crisis Support, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-855-634-4673.  An unidentified vehicle will come to you in Montgomery County, PA.


Children’s Crisis Support Program, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-888-435-7414 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL TALK LINES
• Peer Support Talk Line, available Monday – Sunday, 3:00pm to 8:00pm at 1-855-715-8255 
• Teen Talk Line, Call: 1-866-825-5856, Text: 215-703-8411,

  Email: teentalkline@accessservices.org  


Surviving Suicide: A Mother’s Search for Meaning Article from Psychology Today (October 16, 2014), by Allen J Frances M.D. "How to live with the gaping hole? How to stop the self blaming? How to understand this most mysterious of actions? How to get thru the day?"


Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Task Force


International Association For Suicide Prevention (IASP) www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

With the help of the World Health Organization, IASP has complied helplines from around the globe. Search by region to find a local crisis center or crisis phone number.

Crisis Text Line

You can TEXT for help. Text the word SIGNS to 741741 for 24 hours a day/7 days a week, anonymous, free crisis counseling.


Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.


​National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org
"When you live with a mental health condition, your brain and body often send you a message that makes you feel like you are in a crisis situation. But sometimes you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. For our purposes here, a crisis might mean getting in trouble with the law or injuring yourself accidentally or on purpose. It's also a crisis situation if you find yourself developing a plan to take your own life or are considering hurting others." 


Surviving Suicide: A Mother’s Search for Meaning

Article from Psychology Today (October 16, 2014), by Allen J Frances M.D.

"How to live with the gaping hole? How to stop the self blaming? How to understand this most mysterious of actions? How to get thru the day?"

Helping Children Handle Grief


"Losing My Daughter" (Article)

www.suicidefindinghope.com
In addition to the linked article, see a list of articles and resources for coping with grief, and loss, suicide research, and more.


SUPPORT GROUPS AT PILLARS OF LIGHT & LOVE & THE EMPOWERING U CENTER


For Parents who have lost a child to suicide, click HERE


For Families, spouses, friends, and children who have lost a loved one to suicide, click HERE


For those who have lost a loved one to an overdose, click HERE


For a licensed therapist, stress management specialist, EMDR Therapy for PTSD, Biofeedback for Stress, family therapists and more, call 484-854-1162 or click HERE


We believe that strengthening the coping skills and confidence in youth and adults, as well as building the essential skill of resilience will help so no one feels alone on days when they don't feel ok. Knowing it is OK to not feel OK, and that those feelings are temporary are key. For more of our support groups and free programs to help to build hope, confidence and resilience, click HERE


Learn more about Julia's Joy Programs CLICK HERE and hear from Julia's mother in the video below.


Mother of Suicide Victim Speaks to Parents

Julia's Mom Speaks to Her Friends