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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what the suicide prevention campaign comprises:
We are placing large window-clings on the backs of volunteer drivers' cars and dispatching them across 5 regions of Pennsylvania. Each driver will drive their car in their local areas for at least 2 weeks, going to their places of work, where they shop for groceries, the local mall... The window-cling will include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, a message that help is available, and a link to the Drive Out Suicide website. How Do I Become A Driver? If you are interested in becoming a driver, please go to the following link and complete the questions. http://tinyurl.com/nxhcq48 This will enable us to schedule when you will be a driver. Join us in spreading awareness of suicide prevention and help us save lives!!!
Survivors of Suicide Delaware County Support Groups
Main Line Health Center, Comm. Rm. C
3855 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
Just west of the Route 3 (West Chester Pike)/Route 252 intersection. Enter through the Main Entrance on the side of the building that does not face West Chester Pike 3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM
The goals of this therapeutic support group are to offer a safe place to help participants feel less helpless, find comfort, support and inner strength to cope with the challenges of life after the suicide of a loved
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