About the Task Force

MISSION:

To develop strategies to reduce the risk of suicide and provide education to the community of Lebanon County through the collaborative efforts of service providers and agencies.

GOALS:

  • Promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable.
  • Develop broad-based support for suicide prevention.
  • Develop and implement strategies to reduce the stigma associated with being a consumer of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention services.
  • Identify, develop, implement, and evaluate suicide prevention programs.
  • Promote efforts to reduce access to lethal means and methods of self-harm.
  • Improve access to community linkages with mental health and substance abuse services.
  • Improve reporting and portrayals of suicidal behavior, mental illness, and substance abuse.

 

MEMBER AGENCIES:

Area Agency on Aging

Domestic Violence Intervention (DVI) of Lebanon County

First Aid & Safety Patrol

Lebanon County Children & Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)

Lebanon County Crisis Intervention

Lebanon County Mental Health / Intellectual Disabilities / Early Intervention (MH/ID/EI)

Lebanon County school districts

Mental Health Association of Lebanon County

Pennsylvania Child Death Review Team

Philhaven

Veterans Administration Medical Center

Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital

MEETINGS:

4th Tuesday of each month

1:00pm

Lebanon County MH/ID/EI

220 E. Lehman Street

Lebanon, PA 17046

Contact: Holly Leahy at (717) 274-3415

TO MAKE A DONATION:

Send check payable to “Community Health Council of Lebanon” with “Suicide prevention” in the memo to:

Community Health Council of Lebanon

Attn: Vicki DeLoatch

615 Cumberland Street

Lebanon, PA 17042