Suicide Prevention Task Force
The 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.
Connect with P-SPTF
To learn more, contact the Task Force at PhiladelphiaSPTF@phila.gov.
If you or a loved one is experiencing an urgent crisis, you can:
- Call 800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)
- Chat live with someone from 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
- Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups: Monthly meetings to help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Please note: meetings are happening virtually until further notice.
- First Tuesday of each month at Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1200 Tabor Road, at 7 p.m.
- First Wednesday of each month at Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library, 125 S. 52nd St., at 6:30 p.m.
- Second Wednesday of each month at Methodist Hospital, 2301 S. Broad St., at 7 p.m.
- Third Thursday of each month at DBHIDS, 1601 Market St., at 7 p.m.
- Fourth Tuesday of each month at Palumbo Recreation Center, 725 S. 10th St., at 7 p.m.
- 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 2017, there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries.
- zerosuicide.org: For mental health professionals, health care providers, or organizations looking for resources in suicide prevention.
We’re Here to Help
- Leadership Team
- Division of Behavioral Health
- Division of Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
- Division of Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
- Division of Administration and Finance
- Division of the Chief Medical Officer
- Division of Planning Innovation
- P.A.C.E. Strategic Framework
- Grants Opportunities
- DBHIDS Study Tours