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Suicide Prevention Resources

National Suicide Prevention Month 2022

The Jana Marie Foundation, Aevidum, Prevent Suicide PA, Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS), STAR-Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant are pleased to share a resource guide for communities for National Suicide Prevention Month.

Within the month of September, the week of September 4th-10th is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week, with Saturday, September 10th marking World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme is “Creating Hope through Action.”

The resource guide provides examples of activities that you can implement in your organization or community to raise awareness of the importance of suicide prevention. This includes ideas for events, training, social media posts, virtual backgrounds, a sample proclamation, and more.

Please feel free to share this resource guide with partners in your communities that can work together to create hope and prevent suicide. 

If you have any questions, they may be directed to

In Youth MOVE PA's partnership with the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA), Adult & Youth QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) Training can be provided virtually or in-person for your organization.

What is QPR ?

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

QPR is a suicide prevention training where the participant learns to recognize warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone to help appropriately. Youth MOVE PA provides this training to professionals and youth as an emergency mental health intervention for suicide. Certification is provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

Time: 2 hours

Number of People: 25

If you are interested in Youth MOVE PA or PMHCA providing this training for your organization

please email us at

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline | SAMHSA

The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.

Department of Education

Department of Education

Section 1526: Suicide Awareness/ Prevention Education: Guidelines & Educational Materials (

Section 1526: Suicide Awareness/Prevention Education: Guidelines & Education Materials.

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Help Prevent Suicide | SAMHSA

Help prevent suicide. suicide can touch anyone, anywhere, and at any time. But it is not inevitable. There is hope.


How to Talk to Your Teens About Suicide

How to Talk to Your Teen About Suicide | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

“How are you feeling?” Think about the last time you asked your teen that question. Most likely, what you were really asking was, “Are you physically sick?” And, if you’re anything like me, you immediately entered “fix it mode” if your kid expressed even the slightest physical issue.

Youth - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Youth: Lifeline (

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes it feels as though your struggle is being underestimated by your age. But we hear you, and help is available. 

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College Planning Guide for Students with Mental Health Disorders - Intelligent

Enrolling in college as a student with a mental health disorder doesn’t need to be overwhelming or intimidating. Students who know their rights and learn how to ask for assistance can go on to complete their degree and have a positive educational experience in the process.

To help students find the assistance they need, we created this guide to explain the resources and accommodations most schools provide and offer tips on how to access these mental health services.

Other Resources:


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Office Phone:  717.221.1022

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Lifeline (

988 Partner Toolkit

Call or Text 9-8-8

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives


Youth America Hotline

Youth America Hotline (YAH) | Greater Longview United Way


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Lifeline (

988 Partner Toolkit

Call or Text 9-8-8

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