Support

If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide or may be at risk yourself, find resources and local support groups to help you understand and heal.*

resolve Crisis Services | UPMC
Website
333 North Braddock
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
1-888-796-8226

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Find a support group | AFSP

Lifeline of Listening Friends
Contact: Karen Hicks Voss
karenhicksvoss@yahoo.com
Meetings will begin in-person again in early 2021.

Loved Ones Stolen by Suicide (LOSS)
Contact: Beth Crofutt
724-834-6351 x118
bcrofutt@mhaswpa.org

Held virtually using Zoom the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Support Group (>18yo)
Contact: Jamie Covaleski
412-864-3346
covaleskijj@upmc.edu

Meetings are currently being held virtually.

Survivors of Suicide (PDF)

Trauma-Focused Treatment for Adults
Allegheny Health Network (AHN)

Dr. Katie McCarthy
724-325-6010

Dr. Bruce Rohrs
412-330-4000

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services
Website
3811 O’hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-624-1000 or 1-877-624-4100

Adults - Private Practice

Dr. Heather Fry
412-224-1070

Gina M. Goth M Ed
412-361-8020
Specializing in trauma-focused treatment as it relates to individuals who have lost someone to suicide, eating disorders or chemical addiction.

Connie Lappa, LCSW
412-220-9020

Abigail Ritter
412-785-0822 Ext:408
abby@calmpittsburgh.com
Specializing in grief and loss, anxiety, trauma and sex therapy.

Children and Adolescents

Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
Contacts: Faith O’Shea-Intake and Judith Cohen, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny Health Network
412-330-4328
Faith.OShea@ahn.org

Lifeline of Listening Friends
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
888-224-4673
Offers bereavement support for families. Children are grouped together with other kids who have lost someone in a similar way.

The Matilda Theiss Program at UPMC Western Behavioral Health Member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCSTN)
373 Burrows Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-383-1550

STAR Clinic
Website
100 North Bellefield Avenue, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-246-5619

Compassionate Friends Support Group
Bower Hill Rd/South Hills Area
Contact: Lillian Meyers
412-841-5546
Primarily for individuals who have lost a child by any cause. No fee.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Peggy Elkus, Ph.D.
7530 Carnegie Place
Regent Square
412-243-0337

Additional Support Resources

Suicide Data, 2002–Present: Interactive Dashboard
The dashboard displays information about Allegheny County suicides since 2002.
Access the Dashboard

CDC Suicide Prevention
CDC provides a fact sheet, definitions, statistics, and consequences.

National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Prevention
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, offers basic information on suicide. It is not the intention of NIMH to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions.

*Reference on this site to an organization or service is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation.