Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA provides suicide prevention information and other helpful resources to behavioral health professionals, the general public, and people at risk:

Local Crisis Response team: If you or someone you know is in need of emergency crisis counseling, please call (717) 637-7633 or 1-866-325-0339 for non-local calls. Services are available to anyone in York and Adams counties.

To learn more about Crisis Intervention and Emergency Services, please contact Jayne Wildasin at (717) 632-4900, ext. 1447, or Denice McConnell at (717) 485-3264, ext. 2448. You may also visit their website for further information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

National Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line - if you prefer to text - text HOME to the # 741-741 to communicate with a trained crisis intervention specialist.

Additional Suicide Prevention Resources

York County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
PA Department of Education

AEVIDUM Club at South Western
Promoting a Healthy School Climate at South Western

SW Aevidum is looking for students in grades 9-12 to join our mission of making South Western a place where everyone feels accepted, appreciated, acknowledged and cared for. Aevidum members participate in the mental health awareness programs at South Western and with the York County Youth Mental Health Alliance aka The Silence Ends Here, which consists of students and adults from all 17 York County School Districts.

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Students interested in SW AEVIDUM should contact an advisor:,,, or


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