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2019 Poster/Video Contest

2019 Poster/Video Contest Beginning January 9th, in an effort to raise awareness and educate about signs, symptoms, and help-seeking, we are sponsoring a poster and video contest in Westmoreland County Middle and High Schools. Non-public schools and homeschoolers are welcome to enter as well. The contest will close March 8th. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at an awards reception held in Spring 2019. More information can be found HERE.

Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk

Save the Date! Our 13th Annual Walk will be held on September 7th, 2019. We are seeking sponsors and raffle prizes. If you wish to sponsor or donate a prize, please contact Ray of Hope Coordinator Rachel Ravis at or 724-834-6351 ext. 128.

The Annual Walk is held to increase awareness of suicide as a national public health problem and to prevent future suicides through community education and outreach. All proceeds from this annual event go towards the Westmoreland County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force to provide educational programming, purchase materials, and support Mental Health America's Survivors Group, LOSS.

For more information, please visit our Annual Walk page.

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2019 Ray of Hope Conference

On Friday, November 22nd, 2019, our biennial conference will be held at Westmoreland County Community College. The conference is held the day before International Survivors of Suicide Day, always just prior to Thanksgiving, because the holidays can be especially painful for loss survivors. Watch for more developments to come.

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!  

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: 

 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.      


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