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!

Click here for the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Resource Guide.

Suicide 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