Immediate support can reduce trauma responses and help restore a sense of safety again.
Not everyone who experiences or hears about school shootings or school violence will be traumatized by the event; however, everyone can benefit from swift action to help acknowledge what happened and be a source of comfort, support, and safety.
On this page you will find resources from many reputable organizations.
ECTIC will update the page with additional local resources when they are available.
Crisis Services at Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot
has a hotline and crisis response available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
PA Text Line
Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to speak with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Parent, Caregiver, & Community Member Resources
Need Help? Don't know where to turn?
Simply dial 211 and talk with a trained caring resource navigator who can assist you with access to programs that can help you! *Note this resource is for non-emergency health, human and social services.
Free, easy, and confidential.
Ways to access PA 211 Northwest
Text your need and zip code to 898-211