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Suicide Prevention

On July 16, 2022, the U.S. will transition to using the 988-dialing code, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline.


  • 988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number—it’s a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

The 988 dialing code is just a first step toward strengthening and transforming crisis care in this country. It serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

The Mechanicsburg Area School District believes in the education of the whole child; including each student's academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs.  This web page was developed for the purpose of educating all stakeholders of the district in resources and contact information for students struggling with mental health concerns.  Suicide should never be an option; it is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

If you or your child are struggling with thoughts of suicide or depression, please contact your school counselor as soon as possible: