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Help Is Always Here: Resources for Those Considering Suicide or Self-Harm

If you are considering suicide or self-harm or are worried about a friend or loved one, help is available.

First, remember that you do not have to face these feelings alone. Talking about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. Medical professionals at UPMC are available to offer free and confidential support 24/7.

resolve Crisis Services

resolve Crisis Services include phone, mobile, and walk-in crisis services that are available 24/7/365 to residents of all ages in Allegheny County. Services at resolve are available regardless of your availability to pay.

All you have to do is pick up the phone and call 1-888-796-8226. resolve Crisis Services will answer. The center offers assessment, support, and referrals. Mobile teams can go most places in Allegheny County including to people’s homes or workplaces.

You can call if you or a person you care about is suicidal or just feeling overwhelmed and in need of support.

The walk-in crisis center is located at 333 North Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Emergency Services

The Diagnostic Evaluation Center provides emergency and crisis intervention services to people of all ages, 24 hours a day.

Each patient meets a team of psychiatric experts. The team then works with the individual and family to determine the best options for treatment. For an emergency, please call 412-624-1000. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is located at 3811 O’Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 14213.

Emergency Care at UPMC

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can visit a UPMC emergency room near you to find fast care and someone who will listen. Here’s the full list of emergency departments.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline

You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as resources for those concerned about a loved one. There is also an online chat function available.


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