Department of Aging To the Citizens of Pennsylvania: We are pleased to present the Pennsylvania Adult and Older Adult Suicide Prevention Plan. Suicide claims the lives of over Pennsylvanians each year; that is an average of lives each day. Aug 21, · In May , the Wolf Administration announced a first-of-its-kind, statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force to develop Pennsylvania's statewide suicide prevention plan, a four-year strategy to reduce suicide in Pennsylvania and fight the stigma associated with suicide, suicide attempts, and mental health issues so that Pennsylvanians in crisis know their lives are valuable and help is .
Pennsylvania Adult Suicide Prevention Plan of suicide varied by the type of illicit drug used. For example, percent of marijuana users and percent of sedative users (nonmedical use) had suicidal thoughts. State Coalition Website: Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition. Contacts. Perri Rosen, PhD. Project Director. Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health. Suicide Prevention Resource Center. N.E. 13th Street, Nicholson Tower, 4N,
Two entities were divided to devote suicide prevention plans for the Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Steering Committee and the Youth Suicide Prevention Steering Committee. Both committees grew into two separate organizations in (PA Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition and the PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative). Pennsylvania Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan TAKE A LOOK AROUND We strive to raise awareness about suicide and its prevention so that fewer Pennsylvanians experience the pain and grief resulting from the suicide death of a loved one.
Pennsylvania Older Adult Suicide Prevention Plan. Pennsylvania Data. Pennsylvania suicide trends for those aged , has varied from a low of per , in to a high of in (the most recent data year available). The five-year average suicide rate among Pennsylvanians ages 55 and older is lower than the rate in.