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    Crisis Support Resources:

    The links below provide either phone, text, or chat support for individuals in crisis.


    *** Please complete this form to access the several mental health supports offered through Riverside School District ---> Request for MH Services ***


    *** Please check out this website for a great collection of local resources you can access during this difficult time- NEPA COVID-19 Community Resources ***




    *** Check out this free group for high school seniors.***

    It is open to all schools and is a safe place to talk with a licensed counselor and other seniors that can relate. 
    The group will meet via Zoom every week. To receive the link or for more information, contact the office:
    570-904-7363 | info@thaxtonwellness.com   ***

    Senior Counseling Group    




    *** Please check out these FREE virtual groups for kids. They are a great way to help your child maintain safe socialization during this difficult time. Children ages 4 - 18 can join. ***

     Virtual Kids Groups



             National Suicide Prevention Lifeline       -  National Suicide Hotline  - Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - 24 Hour Hotline



    • ReachOut.com  -  Website dedicated to providing help on everyday issues, mental health, bulling, relationships, identity and gender, mental fitness, and how to help others in need.



    Please use the resources below as a source of information, strength, guidance, and help.  If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, don't wait, let someone know immediately!


    Safe2Say Something  - Annonymous reporting platform through the app, a phone call, or on the website. Learn more or download the App from here ---> Safe2Say Something



    Local resouces:


    This link is for the United Way of Lackawanna County's Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiaive.

    Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative  Click Here... Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative 



    Learn more about grief here... Grief Info


    There are several resources in this community which are there to care for you. This list does not include all resources, but it can serve as a bridge to help. Remember your journey is unique - but you don't have to travel alone!


     The Anchors Project will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, beginning 10/13 and concluding 11/10. The purpose of this program is to help teens ages 14 to 18 normalize their thoughts and feelings related to loss and share their experiences with one another.

    Teens will be allowed to bring a friend to help serve as an "anchor" for the participant who has experienced the loss; to help provide their friend with safety and stability as they navigate the grieving process. Pre-registration is required.
    This program is currently virtual. All supplies are provided to the participant and all programs are free of charge. Call 570-344-9027 to register.
     The Dragonfly Project will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, beginning 10/13 and concluding 11/3. This is a grief education series for children ages 6 to 12 who have suffered a loss from the death of a loved one. Pre-registration is required.
    This program is currently virtual. All supplies are provided to the participant and all programs are free of charge. Call 570-344-9027 to register.



    Crisis Text Line
    Text PA to 741-741
    A trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.

    National Hopeline Network

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1 (800) 273-8255

    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    24-hour Chat: online.rainn.org
    24-hour Chat (Español): ohl.rainn.org/es/

    The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)

    Treatment Referral Hotline
    (Substance Abuse)


    LOCAL Treatment Providers and Reources

    To obtain more local mental health referrals in Scranton, dial 211 or visit 211.org.

    Scranton Counseling Center – Emergency/Crisis Intervention
    (570) 348-6100
    Provides immediate mental health care & evaluation for persons in a state of emotional crisis by mental health professionals, 24/7 (including holidays).

    Scranton Counseling Center*
    326 Adams Ave
    Scranton, PA 18503
    (570) 348-6100

    Behavioral Health Services of Wyoming Valley*
    110 S Pennsylvania Ave
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
    (570) 552-6000

    Jewish Family Services of Lackawanna County*
    615 Jefferson Ave, Ste 204
    Scranton, PA 18510
    (570) 344-1186

    Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley
    31 W Market St
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
    (570) 823-5144

    Lou Ruspi Jr Foundation
    P.O. Box 101, Peckville, PA 18452
    PH 570-840-2680 | 570-687-3500

    * Clinics or counselors that offer low-to-no cost counseling services or a sliding scale fee


    This site is a great resource to learn more about Drug and Alcohol use, treatment, and recovery for college students. Please take the time as a student, parent, or as an educator to read through this website. - Addiction Treatment Services



    There are several support groups that exist for a variety of struggles. Please call the guidance office if you need additional information.

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    (800) 640-7545

    Narcotics Anonymous
    (800) 503-9456

    Al-Anon Family Groups
    (888) 425-2666

    National Alliance for Mental Illness
    Offers support groups and resources for individuals struggling with mental health.
    (570) 342-1047

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, AFSP can help connect you to a local bereavement support group in your area.

    In The Rooms
    Free worldwide directory of anonymous 12-step meetings for those seeking help or in recovery, as well as friends and family of people in recovery.

    PA 211 -
    List of resources for emergency food, housing, health care, etc. by county.
    Here is a link to resources in Lackawanna County:
    PA 211