suicide prevention

Continuously addressing mental health is crucial for suicide prevention. Here is a non-exhaustive list of resources that can help.

Local

The Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition educates communities on the prevalence of suicide, risk factors, and empowers awareness to eliminate suicide in our communities. Its mission is to partner to eliminate suicide by inspiring hope through education and advocacy. They are convened by Mental Health America of Lancaster County, and more information can be acquired through mha@mhalancaster.org 

State

The Jana Marie Foundation, Aevidum, Prevent Suicide PA, Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS), STAR-Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Youth Suicide Prevention Grant are providing a resource guide that includes examples of activities that you can implement in your organization or community to raise awareness of the importance of suicide prevention.  This includes ideas for events, training, social media posts, virtual backgrounds, a sample proclamation, and more.
This booklet from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine outlines how schools can make policies and procedures to assess threats and identify students who pose a risk.  

National

The R3 Report – Requirement, Rationale, Reference – includes information about the seven elements of the National Patient Safety Goal for suicide prevention. 
This resource list for Joint Commission Accredited organizations contains five sections according to specific Elements of Performance including risk assessment, validated screening tools, evidence-based suicide risk assessment tools, evidence-based resources for safety planning and follow-up care upon discharge, and general suicide reduction tools.