Delaware County
Crisis Intervention Hotline
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Contact Information
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Shannon Fitzpatrick Thomas, M.A.
Coordinator of Children’s Mental Health
20 S. 69th St.
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: 610-713-2479

 

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County Suicide Prevention Task Force
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Rev. James Elliottco-chair
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Broomall
Phone: 610-353-1759 or 215-360-7772

Ellen Chung-Finnegan, ACSW, LCSW, BCD, co-chair
Director, Clinical Operations
Elwyn Children’s Behavioral Health
Phone: 610-891-7048

E-mail: info@delcosuicideprevention.org
The task force focuses on prevention and awareness for both children and adults in Delaware County. The task force provides numerous types of prevention strategies including annual walk/run, annual symposium, trainings focusing on special issues like clergy and ethnicity as it relates to suicide, adult suicide review team to identify risk factors, strategies to reduce adult suicide, annual candlelight memorial, and seeking out grants to offer groups for survivors.

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Task Force Web site
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County Suicide Prevention Resources
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Training for school, medical, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Gatekeeper training program
Parent education
Student education
Yellow Ribbon Campaign
Substance abuse prevention
Suicide Prevention in Delaware County: An Action Plan for 2009-2011
Winter 2010 Newsletter
Fall 2010 Newsletter
Winter 2010-2011 Newsletter
Spring 2011 Newsletter
Spring 2012 Newsletter
Summer 2012 Newsletter
Winter 2013 Newsletter  
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Summer 2013 Newsletter NEW!

*Support groups: Survivors of Suicide; also regional consumer support groups are being developed through the Southeast Regional Mental Health Suicide Prevention Task Force
*Delaware County Crisis Connections Team, 855-889-7827; Elwyn’s Mobile Assessment Team
*Peer Run Warm Line, Elwyn, 855-464-9342
What Clergy Need to Know About Suicide Loss: How to Help After a Suicide

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County Screening for Suicide Prevention
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Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Community screening

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County Mental Health Resources
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Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health
*Inpatient psychiatric unit: 
Crozer Chester Medical Center and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
*School-based mental health services services provided in the Chester Upland School District, William Penn School District, and Upper Darby School District
*Private counseling: EmpowerYouth and other private agencies

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact
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Name of Chapter: Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Contact Name: Catherine Siciliano

Contact Number: 267-678-3327

Contact Email: csiciliano@afsp.org

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Additional Information:

Delaware County Crisis Connections Team: 
855-889-7827

 

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