Suicide Prevention


Recognizing the signs of suicide


  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
  • Giving away possessions


  • Previous Suicide Attempt
  • Problems with school or the law
  • Breakup of a romance
  • Unexpected pregnancy
  • A stressful family life. (having parents who are depressed or are substance abusers, or a family history of suicide
  • Loss of security...fear of authority, peers, group or gang members
  • Stress due to new situations; college or relocating to a new community
  • Failing in school or failing to pass an important test
  • A serious illness or injury to oneself
  • Seriously injuring another person or causing another person's death (example: automobile accident)
  • Major loss...of a loved one, a home, divorce in the family, a trauma, a relationship

Information provided from

Resources for Teens and Parents

How to find help

Indiana Crisis Hotline: 1-877-333-2470

Indiana county Department of Human Services - Organization who can help

Indiana county Department of Human Services - Where to turn for help



Psychologists/ Mental Health Providers

The following psychological providers and/ or mental health agencies are available in the surrounding area to provide evaluations and services for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and/or developmental concerns:

Armstrong/ Indiana Mental Health Program
1430 Route 286 Hwy E
Indiana, PA 15701

Center for Behavioral Medicine
574 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701

Community Guidance Center
793 Old Route 119 Highway North
Indiana, PA 15701

Community Psychiatric Centers
9 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Office: 724-850-7200
Fax: 724-850-7214

Family Psychological Associates
1265 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701

Family Behavioral Resources
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
1380 Route 286 Hwy East
Suite 526, Airport Professional Center
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724.463.3600
Fax: 724.463.3633

Indiana Psychology Associates, Inc.
720 Church Street
Indiana, PA 15701

Kids Count Family Psychological
365 Franklin Hill Road
Kittanning, PA, 16201

Mary A. Bishop
4906 Juneau Road
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Neuropsychiatric Associates
850 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Professional Psychologists & Associates
31 Carpenter Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701

Robert Witchell, Ed.D., Jeff Samide, Ed.D., and Elizabeth Kincade, Ph.D.
1176 Grant Street
Indiana, PA, 15701-2870











Yellow Ribbons for Suicide Prevention
Yellow Ribbons for Suicide Prevention