Connections & Resources

If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or 911, text "Talk" to 741741

For Teens & Young Adults:

From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), More Than Sad : Teen Depression is an approximately 75-minute program that teaches teens to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others; challenges existing stigma surrounding depression; and demystifies the treatment process. This program focuses on high school students.

The AFSP-produced film It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school’s educational program to encourage help-seeking.

It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health Intended for High School Students is a 45-minute program that provides young people with mental health education and resources. The program raises awareness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help.

Speaking with children after a death by suicide:

Peter's Place Online - Grief- After Suicide

Peter's Place - What to tell children about suicide

For Parents: 

More Than Sad: Parent Education is an approximately 90-minute program that teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems; initiate a conversation about mental health with their child; and get help. This program focuses on parents and guardians of teen youth.

PA Parent and Family Alliance: Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Drug Prevention for Parents

For Schools (see Programs as well)

Chester County Suicide Prevention - After A Suicide Toolkit for Schools

For General Information and Community:

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is AFSP’s standardized, 45-60 minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives.

NAMI - You Are Not Alone - NAMI’s first ever book, is here to offer help. Written by Dr. Ken Duckworth with the expertise of a leading psychiatrist and the empathy of a family member affected by mental illness, this comprehensive guide includes stories from over 130 people who have been there — including people with mental illness and caregivers — and understand how challenging it can be to find the help you need, when you need it.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

NIMH - Shareable Resources On Suicide Prevention - If Your Child or Loved One Is Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

Alcohol Abuse and Binge Drinking


Our Community Programs:

Bringing Prevention to Schools:

Loss & Healing Program:

Healing Conversations Program:


AFSP Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s Educational Programs

NAMI Awareness Events

If you have any questions or need any additional information regarding the programs – please reach out to the contacts directly.

Daemion Counseling Center
Operations Manager
[email protected]

Peter’s Place
Joseph Kelly, MA, LPC
Director of Programs
610.687.5150 Ext. 3
[email protected]

ETHOS Treatment
A. Michael Blanche, MSS LCSW
770 E Market St, Suite 220, West Chester, PA 19382
[email protected]

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mary Ann Murtha
Greater Philadelphia Area Director
101 W. Eagle Road., Ste. 294, Havertown, PA 19083
C 215-532-0275

If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or 911, text "Talk" to 741741