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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are worried about someone outside of Fayette County, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to anyone in emotional distress, dial 800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline Network is available 24/7 and answers thousands of calls from people who are experiencing:
- Abuse / violence
- Alcohol and substance abuse / addiction
- Concern for a friend or loved one
- Depression / sadness
- Economic problems
- Family problems
- Mental Health / Illness concerns
- Physical illness
- Relationship problems
- Sexual orientation issues
- Suicidal thoughts
Crime Victims' Center of Fayette County
There is also local help for victims of crime and abuse, including domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Located in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Crime Victims' Center of Fayette County provides a 24-hour Crisis Hotline (724-437-3737), family support, parenting classes, victims compensation, medical and legal advocacy, and counseling and therapy for Fayette County, Pennsylvania residents who are victims of:
- Child abuse
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Physical assault
- Sexual assault
- Other violent crimes
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 to support surviving family members.
Crisis Intervention Teams
In 2011, Fayette County police departments, mental health providers, consumers of mental health services, and advocates formed a partnership following the Memphis Model Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).
The Fayette County CIT and the Memphis Model CIT have a shared mission. 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.
Critical Incident Stress and Management Training
Critical Incident Stress and Management (CISM) 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.
Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team
Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team (DCORT) 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 described, please call us at 724-430-1370. See more links and resources.