Suicide Prevention task Force

Our Mission

The mission of the Suicide Prevention Task Force of Armstrong County is to reduce the risk, stigma, and occurrence caused by suicide in Armstrong County by way of education and increased awareness through collaborative efforts of community agencies, service providers, and community advocates. The Task Force will also provide support and assistance to those who have suffered as a result of suicide.


The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Armstrong County is an organization of volunteers and community members who are committed to the prevention of suicide.  The Task Force members include individuals from human services agencies, churches, health care, governmental entities, individuals who have been impacted by suicide, and concerned and caring community members throughout the county, all united in the vision of creating a community where individuals have hope, help and resources to turn to when they experiencing a crisis.


Our focus areas include prevention and intervention.    Prevention services include education, outreach and other prevention-related activities.  The Task Force strives to provide information on resources available to assist individuals,    as well as provide QPR gatekeeper trainings throughout the county, free of charge.


   QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer is a nationally recognized  program to educate individuals on how to respond to and assist individuals who may be considering suicide.   Please check our Events page for upcoming QPR trainings.  If you are interested in hosting or arranging a training, please click here.


In the area of intervention, the Task Force ensures that resources exist in the community for prevention, treatment, and crisis response related to suicide.



For Help

Local Crisis Services

The Open Door                                                 Crisis Hotline  1-877-333-2470

Mobile Crisis services are available 24/7 through the hotline.

Walk-In hours:  Indiana office only; 665 Philadelphia Street, Suite 201  Indiana, PA                                   M-F  8am-8pm; Weekends & Holidays 12pm-8pm

Mental Health Services

Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral & Developmental Health Program     724-548-3451

National Crisis Support

Suicide Prevention LIFELINE
1-800-273-TALK (8255)