Centre County
Crisis Intervention Hotline
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1-800-643-5432

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Contact Information
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Jenn Chessie
CASSP Coordinator and Child/Adolescent Casework Supervisor
3500 E. College Ave., Suite 1200
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-355-6786

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County Suicide Prevention Task Force
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Marisa Vicere and Shanon Quick
The Centre County Suicide Prevention Task Force encourages everyone to step up for mental wellness.The task force includes representatives from the following organizations: BHARP, Central PA Chapter American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Centre County Can Help, Centre County Community Support Program, Centre County Drug and Alcohol, Centre County MH/ID, Children’s Advocacy Center, Choices, Community Care Behavioral Health, James E. Van Zandt Veterans Affairs, Jana Marie Foundation, Mount Nittany Health, Penn State University CAPS, Seven Mountains Media, Skills of Central PA, State College Area School District, Strawberry Fields, The Meadows/UCBH, and Tides.

The county has contracts in place with numerous mental health clinicians and psychologists who can provide treatment and training at the request of schools and others. Communities that Care address broader prevention issues with programming to address skill-building and making good choices.

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Task Force Web site
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County Suicide Prevention Resources
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Reconnecting Youth Program
Substance Abuse Prevention
CASSP and Student Assistant Program (SAP) conferences held in Centre County have included individual workshops that have addressed suicide prevention.
Youth Mental Health First Aid.

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County Screening for Suicide Prevention
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Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
The county MH/MR office contracts with two individuals to provide screening for school districts. Contact the county office for more information.

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County Mental Health Resources
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Inpatient psychiatric unit: The Meadows Psychiatric Center

Inpatient Behavioral Health unit:   Mount Nittany Medical Center
School-based mental health services: Penn State Psychological Clinic
Support groups: TIDES (for anyone who has lost someone, not just to suicide)

 Community Organization: Jana Marie Foundation

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact
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Name of Chapter: Central Pennsylvania Chapter

Contact Name: Shannon Quick, Co chair

Contact Number: 814-404-5075

Contact Email: shannon.quick@uhsinc.com

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