Suicide and Mental Health
The effects of the pandemic on mental health are still unknown. But we have all felt the emotional and psychological stress from COVID 19. Fear, anxiety, and depression can stem from a wide range of concerns and experiences, from personal and family issues to work-related stress. The Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force has a number of resources to help. Click here to find out more.
For Immediate Help
If you're feeling overwhelmed by thoughts of not wanting to live or you're having urges to attempt suicide, get help now.
Learn How to Help.
The Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force specializes in training people in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), the nationally recognized suicide prevention program from the QPR Institute. Just as CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver have saved thousands of lives each year, QPR saves lives by teaching basic life-saving skills to everyday people. Proven to be effective, the 2-hour class explains the warning signs of suicide and provides step-by-step instructions on how to help. The CCSP Task Force works with more than 50 local certified QPR instructors who provide throughout Chester County. We invite players who are interested in becoming QPR certified, (middle school ages and up), to reach out to Carrie Avery to find out more, or to schedule a class.