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Allegheny County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

County Lifeline: 1-888-796-8226

Contact Information

Georgianne Palaoro
Administrator, Child and Adolescent Services

1 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-350-4472

County Suicide Prevention Task Force

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Task Force Website

Allegheny County’s Suicide Awareness For Everyone Task Force website is

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school and law enforcement personnel
Parent education
Student education

Signs of Suicide (SOS) program
Substance abuse prevention
Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care grant project

County Screening for Suicide Prevention

Signs of Suicide (SOS)
Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)

Community screening
Provided by most school districts in the county

County Mental Health Resources

Inpatient psychiatric units: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital
Outpatient mental health services for youth at risk for suicide: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC)
School-based mental health services: various, including WPIC, Mercy Behavioral Health, Mon Yough Community Services, Turtle Creek Valley Mental

Health/Mental Retardation, Chartiers Mental Health, and Mental Retardation Center, Staunton Clinic (Heritage Valley Health System), Family Links, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Allegheny Children’s Initiative, Wesley Spectrum Services, Milestone Centers
Private counseling: Intercare
Support groups: Highmark Caring Place

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Jesse Putkoski

Area Director, Western Pennsylvania

T: 412.510.9514


Support Group Information

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic

3811 O’Hara Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Contact Person : Susan Wesner

Leader Type : PROF

Meetings/Month : 8 week group

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information

Pittsburgh North Bereavement Group

St. Peter’s Reformed Church
314-320 East Grandview Avenue
Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063

Contact: Pastor Jim Bertoti


Meetings/Month: Held on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Charge: NO