If You are in Crisis or Know Someone who is…
Need Help? Call the Crisis Intervention Hotline at 1-800-836-6010. Help is available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. You’ll be connected with a trained counselor ready to assist you with issues of suicide, depression, and personal crisis. Call 1-800-836-6010 now!
9th Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk
Join us on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Twin Lakes Park (Lower Lake) for the Ray of Hope: Westmoreland County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force 9th Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk.
A Save the Date flyer is here. Watch for more details coming soon!
To learn more, visit our Annual Walk page.
Ray of Hope Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force 2015 Poster/Video Contest
All interested Westmoreland County Middle and High School
students are invited to submit a 24” X 36” poster for Suicide
Awareness and Prevention; High School students may submit a 60
The High School Video Contest will have one winner, which can be an individual or group of students. The winner(s) will be recognized at a reception, in a Press Release, and at the 2015 Ray of Hope Walk; and will receive a $100.00 prize.
There will be separate poster contests for High School and Middle School students, each with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prizes. The 1st Prize winners will receive $100.00, and 2nd and 3rd Prize winners will receive $50.00. All will be recognized at a reception, in a Press Release, and at the 2015 Ray of Hope Walk.
Deadline for submission is March 9, 2015. Click on links for High School Flyer, Middle School Flyer, Rules, and Application forms.
Ray of Hope Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force
Ray of Hope is Westmoreland County’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force. We believe suicide is preventable and that suicide prevention works. Ray of Hope offers-
- A collaboration of human service, educational, and government agencies committed to raising awareness and preventing suicide in Westmoreland County, PA.
- A variety of suicide prevention Services & Programs.
- Activities to raise community awareness, including our Annual Ray of Hope Walk.
Learn about our mission and more on the About Ray of Hope page.
Suicide Survivors Support
If you have lost someone to suicide, the support of your community and of other survivors is available for you. Anger, guilt, confusion, and forgetfulness are common responses to the loss of a loved one, and suicide can add its own unfortunate stigma. Don’t mourn alone; get the help you need to cope.
Visit our Survivors Support page to learn more.