Lancaster Crisis Intervention
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
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.
Tips for Helping Children with Crisis and Trauma - English
Developmental Stages of Understanding Death
Introduction Talking with Children
Steps to Helping Kids Cope with Trauma
Sudden Death - Understanding the Situation
Tips for Helping Children with Crisis and Trauma - Spanish
Etapas del Desarrollo Comprendiendo La Muerte
Hablar Con los Niños Después de Una Crisis
Pasos para Ayudar a los Niños a Sobrellevar un Trauma