It’s very difficult to dwell on a subject so dark, so sad . . . seemingly hopeless, but the Fayette County Suicide Prevention Task
Force and C.A.L.L. (Community Awareness of Life and Loss) are a community of volunteers working to help those who have been changed
forever by a suicide, and perhaps give hope to anyone who may be considering
taking their own life.
Our goal is to increase the awareness and concern about suicide
as a community-wide, preventable health problem.
Who We Are
An active coalition of residents, community groups, healthcare providers, schools and educators, elected officials,
clergy, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, unions, employers and others.
• To promote awareness that suicide is preventable and to develop a broad-based, community-wide support for prevention.
• To work towards eliminating ignorance, indifference, insensitivity, and to reduce the stigma linked to suicide.
• To reduce the suffering associated with suicide and suicidal behaviors.
• To offer information and education about suicide.
• To assure access to prevention, intervention and post-intervention programs
Please Take Action
Links and resources
If someone you know is displaying the warning signs of suicide, encourage the person to see a physician,
call a mental health professional, or call the Local Crisis Hotline at (734) 437-1003 and ASK FOR HELP.
Early recognition of warning signs can improve the outcome of a suicide crisis and asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts
and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help. You or they can also call the National Hopeline Network at
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). If you know someone experiencing depression
or extreme sadness, has withdrawn from family and friends or given away things of value, call one of the hotlines above.
Individuals contemplating suicide may exhibit some of these warning signs:
Talking or threatening to hurt or kill oneself
Seeking access to firearms, available pills or other means
Talking or writing about death
Using/abusing alcohol, drugs or other substances
Stating they feel trapped
Exhibiting dramatic mood changes or loss of interest in things they care about
Saying there is no reason for living
Indicating a sense of worthlessness, hopelessness or helplessness
Putting affairs in order, making arrangements
Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business
We encourage all Fayette County residents, including military veterans, to be active in suicide prevention.
For more information about the Suicide Prevention Task Force dial (724) 430-1370 or click here for a Brochure.
The C.A.L.L. (Community Awareness of Life & Loss) Suicide Survivor Support Group for people who have lost a loved
one to suicide meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 PM at Uniontown Hospital on the 1st floor in the Thelma Sandy Room.
Call Pam or Dayna at (724) 438-6738 for more information.