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What is PA Act 110?

Passed in 2018, Act 110 encourages institutions to develop and implement campus wide suicide prevention plans.  Institutions whose suicide prevention plans meet all the requirements laid out in the Act will qualify as a Certified Institution of Higher Education.  The schools with this certification are recognized annually on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.  You can find a checklist of these requirements below.

To view Act 110, click here.

Suicide Prevention Plans Must Include
  • Contact information for national, state, and local suicide prevention hotlines
  • Crisis intervention services, which include providing contact information for services or individuals and ensuring trained individuals are available on campus or remotely 24/7
  • Mental health services and access including information to access services
  • Multimedia access, including mental health and suicide warning signs, services available to individuals at no cost and available mental health and suicide prevention resources, which may include mobile applications
  • Student communication plans that consist of outreach plans regarding
  • Post-intervention plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Institutions must post their suicide prevention plan and any free prevention materials on College/University website
  • Institutions must provide incoming students with information regarding hotline contacts and crisis intervention services that are provided
  • Must communicate with students at least twice a year by mail or email to provide hotline contact information and crisis intervention services information
  • Must review and resubmit plan annually – click here for information on submitting your plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Scroll down for a printable checklist of the above inclusions

Click below for a printable Act 110 checklist

Act 110 Checklist

Resources For Act 110

Crisis Hotlines

National Hotlines

Click the button below to view a list of crisis contacts including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Crisis Text Line, Trevor Project, Trans Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Lines.

Click the button below to view a list of crisis contacts including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Crisis Text Line, Trevor Project, Trans Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Lines.

Prevent Suicide PA Task Force

On the Prevent Suicide PA Task Force page, you can find county specific crisis intervention and hotline contacts by clicking the desired county on the map provided.

On the Prevent Suicide PA Task Force page, you can find county specific crisis intervention and hotline contacts by clicking the desired county on the map provided.

Warning Signs/Multimedia Resources

Youth Suicide Warning Signs

Here you will find a list of youth suicide warning signs as well as tips for how to respond to someone in crisis and how to find help.

Here you will find a list of youth suicide warning signs as well as tips for how to respond to someone in crisis and how to find help.

Mental Health Mobile Applications

There are several mobile applications that can provide tools and information on mindfulness, healthy coping strategies, activity planning and more.  Click the button below to learn more.

There are several mobile applications that can provide tools and information on mindfulness, healthy coping strategies, activity planning and more.  Click the button below to learn more.

Postvention

Postvention: A guide for response to suicide on college campuses

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has developed a guide for colleges and universities that have been affected by and/or want to be prepared for campus crises and campus deaths.  To read more, click the button below.

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has developed a guide for colleges and universities that have been affected by and/or want to be prepared for campus crises and campus deaths.  To read more, click the button below.