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Crisis Intervention

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If You Need Immediate Help

  • Tell a trusted adult (one at home and one at school)
  • Call 988 or 911 if it is an emergency 

Other Emergency Resources

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - 988
    The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
  • resolve Crisis Network - 1-888-796-8226
    resolve is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service that’s free to all Allegheny County residents. Its services are sponsored by both Allegheny County and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.
  • Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741-741
    A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
    The lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • PA Childline - 1-800-932-0313
    Trained specialists are available 24/7 to receive referrals of suspected child abuse and general child well-being concerns. 
  • Safe2Say Something - 1-844-723-2729
    Anonymous reporting system that makes it easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.

Parent/Caregiver Resources

List of resources on various topics offered by Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration