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Crisis Intervention

For Immediate Assistance in an Emergency - Dial 911


Fayette County 24-Hour Crisis Line


In Fayette County, counselors are available by phone or in person to speak with anyone feeling overwhelmed, frightened, threatened, sad or helpless. The local Crisis Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just dial 724-437-1003.


If you are worried about someone outside of Fayette County, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to anyone in emotional distress, dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline Network is available 24/7 and answers thousands of calls from people who are experiencing:


Loneliness Family problems
Depression / sadness Economic problems
Suicidal thoughts Abuse / Violence
Mental Health / Illness concerns Sexual orientation issues
Alcohol and substance abuse / Addiction Physical illness
Relationship problems Concern for a friend or loved one

There is also local help for victims of crime and abuse, including domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Located in Uniontown, PA, Crime Victims' Center of Fayette County, PA provides a 24-hour Crisis Hotline (724-437-3737), family support, parenting classes, victims compensation, medical & legal advocacy, and counseling & therapy for Fayette County, PA residents who are victims sexual assault, child abuse, physical assault, robbery, homicide, DUI, arson and other violent crimes.

Disaster Response

Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration takes an active role in Emergency response to disasters in local communities. Community-based crisis intervention/disaster, education, and support services include:


Suicide Prevention Taskforce
The Suicide Prevention Taskforce is a group of concerned citizens and professionals working to prevent suicide through community awareness of the warning signs and support surviving family members.


Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) In 2011, Fayette County police departments, mental health providers, consumers of MH services, and advocates formed a partnership following the Memphis Model CIT. Their shared mission follows:


The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a community partnership between mental health consumers and their family members, members of law enforcement, and treatment professionals. With police as the lead, our goal is to reinforce a standard of excellence for all of our partners. Advocates, consumers, and treatment professionals are committed to supporting law enforcement professionals, as they protect those with mental illnesses. This specialized team of officers is provided with the best quality training available. These trainings help cement partnerships and give officers the tools to respond to behavioral health crises, resolving each situation in a manner that shows concern for the citizen’s well-being.


CISM Trainings
Critical Incident Stress and Management Training was also sponsored by FCBHA in 2012 to provide support to members of Fayette County Law enforcement, social workers, the court system and others in managing and dealing with the emotional effects of crisis incidents.



DCORT
Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team is a team of trained individuals that will provide services in the aftermath of a disaster or traumatic event in the community. The team works closely with emergency management agencies as needed.


If you would like more information on any of the programs noted above,
Please call us at (724) 430-1370.


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