Call the local Clarion crisis support number at 814-226-7223 or toll free number 1-800-292-3866. This service is available to everyone. All Calls are confidential. Dial 911 in an emergency. Take any threat or talk about suicide seriously. Start by telling the person that you are concerned. Don’t be afraid to ask whether she or he is considering suicide or has a plan or method in mind. Resist the temptation to argue the person out of suicide by saying, “You have so much to live for” or, “Your suicide will hurt your family & friends.” Instead, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional.
Call Crisis or Clarion Psychiatric Center.
Do not leave the person alone.
If safe to do so, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects.
Take the person to an emergency room.
Who We Are.
Clarion County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our focus is suicide prevention, awareness and education. We provide help and hope through college campus and high school events, suicide crisis hotlines and other educational programs. Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable. Join and support our Clarion County suicide prevention efforts today!
Get Involved In Our Mission.
Calling all volunteers! Want to make a difference? Want to help raise awareness about mental illness? If you would like to see firsthand how our organization, (and your donations), help make a difference, email us at ClarionCCCSP@gmail.com if you would like to attend our meetings and future events.
2020 CCCSP Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Becca Lander and Gracie Shawley, both 2020 Keystone High School graduates, who were each awarded $500.00 scholarships for their essays on the impact of suicide on their lives. A special thank you to all who entered their essays. The Coalition looks forward to offering this scholarship in 2021.
Becca Lander Gracie Shawley
2019 Poster Contest Winners
Top Row, Left to Right: Jr. High 1st Place winner Kaitlynn Carr - 9th grade; Sr. High 1st Place Winner Charlie Buck - 12th grade; Sr. High 2nd Place Winner Madison Brown - 12th grade; Sr. High 3rd Place Winner Aubrey Girardi - 10th Grade. Bottom Row: Teacher's Aide, Ms. Wise, with the winners; CCCSP Members Janet Mangel, Janet Shreckengost, and David Delvaux with the winners. Special thanks to Keystone School District Administration and staff for the Winners' Cake and Hot Chocolate Bar! Congratulations to all the winners!
2018 Annual Suicide Awareness Walk
Video from the 2018 Suicide Awareness Walk, special thanks to Olivia Shilling Videography for her time and talents!
2020 Meetings- 12p-1p, DCNR Bldg, 2nd Ave, Clarion Pa. August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19.
6th Annual Suicide Awareness VIRTUAL Walk - Thursday, September 10, 2020. On-line Registration now open! This walk is now being held VIRTUALLY due to COVID-19 Social Distancing Protocol. More details to come on how you can participate!
Guarantee a t-shirt for the 2020 Walk by ordering through our on-line store by August 19,2020. See Registration page for details.
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