Dealing with Crisis

If you or someone you know is thinking of harming themselves, the following hotlines can offer you immediate assistance at any time:

Lancaster Crisis Intervention

717.394.2631

Lancaster Crisis Intervention provides 24-hour service to persons experiencing frightening desperation, loss of control or suicidal thoughts.  This includes a phone hotline, walk-in and outreach. Crisis Intervention also processes involuntary commitment to a mental health unit.

Crisis Text Hotline

Text HOME to 741741

CONTACT HelpLine / CONTACT TeenLine

CONTACT HelpLine: 717.299.4855

CONTACT TeenLine: 717.394.2000

CONTACT Helpline provides a caring presence to the residents of Lancaster County through the operation of an extensive Help Center. Experienced, well-trained volunteers respond to callers non-judgmentally and non-persuasively. All calls are confidential, anonymous and free of charge.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1.800.273.8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.