Community Toolkit Now Available

Resources to Promote Resiliency and Stop Suicide

NW PA Counties graphicThe Northwest Pennsylvania (NW PA) Veteran Suicide Prevention Program operates on a three-pronged approach involving healthcare providers, community organizations, and Veterans and their families. In response to community requests, we have developed an online community toolkit that anyone can use to help spread the word about the work we are doing throughout the region. The toolkit contains information about our no-cost training and education programs, services available to Veterans and their families throughout the 15-county region, tips for promoting social connectedness and recognizing the signs of a mental health crisis, and strategies for safe storage of potentially lethal means, such as prescription medications and firearms.

All materials are free to share. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

The Resilient Veteran Community Toolkit

Two versions of the toolkit are available, depending on your interests and needs. Please note the 15-County Resource Directory contains information about housing assistance, community organizations, and behavioral and physical healthcare services for substance use treatment and military sexual trauma.

Download Community Toolkit

Download Community Toolkit with 15-County Resource Directory


Looking to Get Involved?

friends standing togetherWhether you identify as a healthcare provider, community organization, or Veteran, there are several opportunities through the NW PA Veteran Suicide Prevention Program and PERU to connect to resources, participate in educational training, and promote harm reduction strategies. We are actively recruiting healthcare and community partners to work with us in meeting our goals and objectives. To learn more, visit the program website at

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat. Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

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