The Delaware County Suicide Prevention Awareness Task Force (DCSPATF) functions to reduce the loss and suffering caused by suicide and suicidal behavior. The Delaware County Suicide Prevention Awareness Task Force is in the business of prevention, intervention, and post-intervention program implementation, facilitation, and promotion. The Delaware County Suicide Prevention Awareness Task Force offers information and education about, and assistance and support to, efforts to lessen the incidence of suicide and the stigma associated with suicide and suicide loss.
Delaware County Crisis Connections Team (DCCCT)
Delaware County residents have access to integrated Behavioral Health Crisis Services through the Delaware County Crisis Connections Team (DCCCT), a service of the non-profit Elwyn in collaboration with the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health and Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. DCCCT was established to enhance Delaware County’s crisis service system for individuals throughout the county who struggle with emotional and mental health challenges. The network of services includes a peer-operated Warm Line and Mobile Crisis Service capable of responding to mental health crises in the community. The DCCCT Warm Line (855.464.9342) is a phone helpline that uses Certified Peer Specialist to provide support to individuals who struggle with emotional and mental health challenges. The DCCCT Mobile Crisis Service (1.855.889.7827) is a trained crisis response team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide on-site mobile crisis assessment, intervention and/or referral services in the individual’s natural environment. Culturally diverse teams, working in cooperation with the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, are dispatched from Elwyn’s centrally located Media campus to respond to a mental health crisis anywhere in the county. For more information on the program or to schedule a presentation, please contact our director, John Muehsam, at 610-891-2173 or email@example.com.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Rev. Wylie W. Johnson a member of the task force,is leading suicide prevention trainings utilizing the ASIST program through Livingworks. For more information about the training contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org