Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources
Here at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, we know that the challenges and uncertainties of life can impact one’s mental health. The College wants everyone to be aware of the signs, symptoms and resources available to anyone who is experiencing a crisis. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please know there are many options available to access immediate help.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, 988 provides 24/7 connection to confidential support. There is Hope. Just call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org #988Lifeline.
Other National Hotlines:
- Free 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
- Free 24/7, Veterans Crisis Line: Send a text to “838255”
- The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA2S+: Call (1-866-488-7386); Text “START” to 678-678
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Some warning signs and symptoms may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased or seems related to a painful event, loss or change. Below are some of the potential warning signs:
- Talking about wanting to die or kill themselves
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or isolating themselves
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Extreme mood swings
Reference: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you know exhibits any concerning signs or symptoms, consider seeking help by contacting the crisis numbers below:
- Gettysburg/Adams County 24/7 Crisis Line: 717- 637-7633 | Website: Click here
- Harrisburg/Dauphin County 24/7 Crisis Line: 717- 232-7511 | Website: Click here
- Lancaster County 24/7 Crisis Line: 717- 394-2631 | Website: Click here
- Lebanon County 24/7 Crisis Line: 717- 274-3363 | Website: Click here
- York County 24/7 Crisis Line:717- 851-5320 | Website: Click here
Mental Health Support Services Provided by HACC
Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP: HACC provides mental health services for all enrolled students. A part of this service provides triage services that are available by calling the number below. Students get their first three counseling sessions per semester paid for by HACC.
Self-Help Mental Health Applications
*All can be downloaded to your phone or computer via the associated app store:
All basic services of the apps are free. Upgrades to services can be purchased at your discretion. Use of these apps is intended only for self-help purposes and not to replace mental health crisis intervention or treatment.
- A Friend Asks: helps you recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide risk in others
- MY3: helps those who are depressed or suicidal to create a plan and choose emergency contacts
- ASK & Prevent Suicide: helps you recognize the risks and warning signs and practical ways to intervene if needed
- Stay Alive: helps people who may be contemplating suicide, includes friend/family who may want to help, and comes with resources and a safety plan draft
- What’s Up: uses CBT & ACT to help with anxiety, depression, etc; has different techniques and resources to help with staying the course
- Happify: has games, activity suggestions, and other things to help with mood and positive thoughts
- Moodtools: helps with depression symptoms; has resources that help with mood and thoughts
- Mental Health is Health
- National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433
- RAINN/ National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
- National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 or text “START” to 741-741
- Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Services - 1-800-654-1211
- Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention - 1-800-231-0246
- Contact Helpline – Listening Support: 1-800-936-4616
HACC offers mental health webinars and programs for faculty, staff, and students to increase awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. All students in the First Year Seminar course are informed of the mental health resources provided by the college. These services and resources are also communicated to students numerous times each year through the use of email, newsletters, web slides, Padlet, Brightspace (D2L), Navigate, etc.
In the event of an emergency, counseling and support services will be made available to all impacted students and employees. The College will follow its established guidelines for communicating with the HACC community.
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