The Gift of Second is for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. It is a place for anyone suffering from this tremendous loss to find hope, encouragement, understanding, and community. If you have experienced a suicide in your world, then you are in the right place. The Gift of Second was designed so people further along in their healing can encourage those just beginning. It is the gift of going second, behind others who have been where you stand today.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Working Minds provides tools and networks to workplaces to assist with suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Because the majority of people who complete suicide are of working age, and because workplaces, like schools, are an appropriate and effective venue for addressing the public health issue,Working Minds seeks to engage workplace communities with three strategies:
Establishing a Workplace Suicide Prevention Network: Creating a networking infrastructure that aligns workplaces with suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.
Providing State of the Art Training: Increasing suicide prevention capacity in workplaces by offering educational workshops, webinars, and skill building training, including Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention ???gatekeeper training.???
Changing the Culture of Suicide Prevention in the Workplace: Through social marketing campaigns (media strategies designed to increase awareness and change attitudes), Working Minds seeks to let people know: suicide affects everyone and we have a shared responsibility to prevent it; it is courageous to ask for help; you (an individual in crisis, a supervisor, a workplace) are not alone ??? lots of resources exist to help you through a suicide crisis.
A suicide prevention and support program based out of the Catholic Social Services Greater Hazleton office. We are currently the only local program to provide in-school student assemblies, teacher in-services, and community & workplace assemblies providing education on, mental health awareness, how to identify at-risk behaviors to prevent suicide, and where to seek local help FREE of charge.
Support for those affected by suicide is also provided. We have a trained volunteer to offer peer support to the newly bereaved. Additionally, we provide a support group to those affected by suicide loss. This is a no-fee open grief group that welcomes survivors of suicide loss at any stage of their grieving process. You don't need to sign up; just show up. Anyone in need of support after the loss of a loved one is welcome. Participants enter the group, leave, and return as they feel the need. This group, facilitated by a professional and peer, meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 PM at Catholic Social Services, 214 West Walnut St., Hazleton, PA 18201.
Mission: The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQIA individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality.
Vision: We envision a future where all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania can live openly and free from fear; where individuals, organizations, and businesses work collaboratively to provide an equal, inclusive community; and where we celebrate and nurture our diversity. To work towards this future we will educate and empower our volunteers to create strategic, peer-driven, sustainable programming overseen by strengthened volunteer leadership.
Our history begins in 2010, when a group of volunteers comprised of survivors and mental health clinicians began meeting to plan the first ever suicide prevention and awareness walk in Lackawanna County named, Share the Journey. The group continued to meet monthly to discuss and plan on suicide prevention and suicide survivor support activities. Unhappy with the lack of partnership from the national organization they were working with, the group decided to form their own organization concentrating on suicide prevention efforts in Northeastern PA. A year later the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) was finally a non-profit 501 (c) (3). We continue to be all volunteers meeting monthly to coordinate formal clinical and community suicide prevention trainings and survivor activities. We heartily support and collaborate with other suicide prevention groups in our communities and join with them for community events such as the Survivor Picnic. As a registered charity, NSPI carries the mandate to provide information, resources, and education to promote depression and other mental illnesses as medical illnesses that respond to treatment and to continue up-to-date suicide prevention and survivor support activities.