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In the Event of a Suicide Emergency in Montgomery County PA, Call 9-1-1 or:
• Adult Mobile Crisis Support, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-855-634-4673. An unidentified vehicle will come to you in Montgomery County.
• Children’s Crisis Support Program, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-888-435-7414
MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL TALK LINES
• Peer Support Talk Line, available Monday – Sunday, 3:00pm to 8:00pm at 1-855-715-8255
• Teen Talk Line, Call: 1-866-825-5856, Text: 215-703-8411, Email: email@example.com
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. Call 1-800-273-8255
A comprehensive list of resources regarding the Netflix program 13 Reasons why including, tips for parents for talking with their children about 13 Reasons Why and other talking points.
"When you live with a mental health condition, your brain and body often send you a message that makes you feel like you are in a crisis situation. But sometimes you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. For our purposes here, a crisis might mean getting in trouble with the law or injuring yourself accidentally or on purpose. It's also a crisis situation if you find yourself developing a plan to take your own life or are considering hurting others." - See more here.
Article from Psychology Today (October 16, 2014), by Allen J Frances M.D.
"How to live with the gaping hole? How to stop the self blaming? How to understand this most mysterious of actions? How to get thru the day?"
Childhood Grief Resources
Teen Grief Handbook(PDF), Understanding Anger and Grief in Children (Article), Dealing with Sudden Death in Adolescence Ages 10-18 (PDF), and more.
In addition to the linked article, see a list of articles and resources for coping with grief, and loss, suicide research, and more on the left of this page.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting the word TALK to 741-741
Contains resources such as general information, information for college students, social networking resources, LGBTQ, bullying and suicide, and military veterans and their families.