Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

At FC DELCO, we believe in using the game we love to support and help others, and this year, we're raising money and awareness for suicide prevention and awareness through The Chester County Suicide Prevention Taskforce

Suicide has been on the rise across the country for more than a decade and is now the second leading cause of death among young people, aged 15 – 24. The Chester County Suicide Prevention Taskforce's mission is to decrease suicide through increased awareness and education in the community. CCSP Task Force collaborates with the community to develop suicide prevention strategies and works to reduce the risk, stigma, and occurrence of suicide in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Participate in our Crossbar Challenge to support this cause: 

1. Donate a minimum of $5 directly to The Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force using the PayPal link on their site (please do not give cash to your coach).

2. Participate in our Cross Bar Challenge from October 26th - November 12th; finals are TBD. Coaches have been instructed to execute the challenge during a training of their choice.

Suicide Prevention Awareness

 


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. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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