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Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

District Coordinator
Charissa Rychcik
724-663-7772

Building Contacts
Ms. McLaughlin, Claysville Elementary
Mrs. DelVitto, Joe Walker Elementary
Mr. Welc, McGuffey Middle School
Mr. Bonus, McGuffey High School


Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania on June 26, 2014.  This law, which added to the PA School Code, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for professional educators in building serving students in grades 6-12. 

The McGuffey School District provides training to the district personnel in compliance with Act 71. The McGuffey School District's policy can be found here.  

Washington County Crisis Line
1-877-225-3567
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year 

The National Suicide Hotline Number has changed as of the Summer of 2022.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by funding research, educating the public, advocating for public policies, and supporting survivors. 

Prevent Suicide in PA

Mission - To support those who are affected by suicide, and provide education, awareness, and understanding by collaborating with the community to prevent suicide, and reduce the stigma associated with suicide. 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Provides resources to educators and other stakeholders on youth and adult suicide prevention. 

The Trevor Project

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. 

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

A video for parents and other caretakers titled, "Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know". 
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