• In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous

    In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019. 
    S2SS is a life-saving and changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how: (1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others and (2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline. The following provides a brief overview of how the program works. There are trainings for students and staff scheduled in the near future. Please take the time to read through the information from the Office of The Attorney General located in several links on the right. These links provide more in depth details regarding the basis for and logistics of the Safe 2 Say Something initiative. 


    S2SS works through 5 easy steps:
    1. A tip is submitted via mobile app, website, or by calling the PA based 24/7 Crisis Center
    2. The tip is then triaged by the Crisis Center to gather enough information to act on it
    3. The tip is delivered to the impacted school and, as needed, local law enforcement via 911 County Dispatch
    4. The school and, as needed, local law enforcement assess and intervene with the at-risk individual
    5. The school then closes out the tip and reports actions taken as a record for their school


    The phone number is 1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729)


    The website is http://www.safe2saypa.org


    Get the App here for Apple Devices: S2SS App ~ Apple


    Get the App here for Google Play: S2SS ~ Google Play




    Our Counseling Page / Additional Information:  https://www.riversidesd.com/Page/3885



    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    • Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741
      Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


    • The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–8 pm, ET.
      1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org


    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
      If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free


    National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
    Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

    National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
    Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.