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Suicide Prevention Task Force

Suicide Prevention Task Force

Suicide Prevention Task Force LogoThe Philadelphia Suicide Prevention Task Force (P-SPTF)’s mission is to work toward zero suicides in Philadelphia. This mission will be achieved through collaboration of all stakeholders and by engaging in a coordinated and integrated approach across the city.

Task Force Meetings

Meetings for the SPTF will take place at 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia. All meetings are open to the public.

  • The 2018 meeting schedule will be available soon

Connect with P-SPTF

To learn more, contact the Task Force at

If you or a loved one is experiencing an urgent crisis, you can:

  • Chat live with someone from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)
  • Call 215-686-4420 for the Philadelphia Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)
  • Call 800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)
  • Text HOME to 741741 to text with a live, trained Crisis Counselor
  • Call 911
  • Go to your local crisis response center
  • Go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room


  • Suicide By the Numbers: This PDF offers a stark reminder of how prevalent a problem suicide is here in Philadelphia.
  • STAR Center Postvention Guide: The Services for Teems At Risk (STAR-Center) is a program that combines clinical and outreach services designed to combat the problem of adolescent suicide.The Postvention Guide and services have been used by numerous school districts across the country in dealing with the tragedy of teen suicide.
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit Postvention Practices Video: Created by the DCIU and the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative, this video offers ideas for schools on how to prevent youth suicide.
  • International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries. This year’s event will take place Nov. 18.

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Preventing Suicide: Breaking the Silence Digital Documentary

Suicide is considered a whispered word. But those who have attempted it — and their friends and relatives — are sharing their stories to heal and help others in crisis. Watch our full-length special report.

This digital documentary is one of many video, written and interactive pieces that we have put together about this topic. Explore more of our digital exclusive reporting by clicking here.

Add your voice to the growing movement around suicide prevention. Pay tribute to those we’ve lost and recognize those with lived experience.

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Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services

Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services

24-Hour Mental Health Delegate Line: 215-685-6440

24-Hour Mental Health Delegate Line: 215-685-6440