Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is a serious public health problem that affects many young people. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, and results in approximately 4,600 lives lost each year.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, tell a school administrator, counselor or trusted adult. Do not keep this a secret, ask for help!
If you are in need of IMMEDIATE help:
Call 9-1-1 or go to your local area hospital Emergency Department
Call the Montgomery County Crisis Support: 855-634-4673
Call the Peer Support Talk Line: 855-715-8255
(available daily 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Call the Teen Talk Line: 866-825-5856 or text 215-703-8411
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-442-4673
Chester County Crisis: 610-280-3270
Chester County on-going support line: 1-866-846-2722
Chester County Text: 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255