Saturday, July 16, marks our country’s transition to 988 as the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Ahead of the implementation Saturday, we want to share a compilation of resources for your reference.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a network of more than 200 state and local call centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by Vibrant Emotional Health.
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use and other mental health crises.
To reach the Lifeline, people can call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.
At midnight, on Sunday, June 5, 2022, Service Access & Management will no longer be providing crisis Intervention in Berks County’s. The new provider will be Holcomb; they can be reached at 610-379-2007. Please see the flyer (Spanish and English links below) for additional information.
Women’s Wellness group will be suspended beginning June 1, 2022 and will resume August 24, 2022. The group will meet the 4th Wednesday of every month. Prior to group beginning, participants are invited to have breakfast at Wyomissing Family Diner (you’re responsible for the cost of breakfast). The group will begin at our office at 10:30 am until 12:00 pm.
Anxiety, Stress and Creativity (now called Wellness Wednesday) is suspended beginning June 1, 2022 and will resume on August 3, 2022. The group will begin at our office at 12:30 am until 2:00 pm.
Join Abilities in Motion and IM ABLE Foundation at Alvernia University on JUNE 17 from 10-2 PM for the first-ever IM in Motion event! Demo handcycles, partake in fitness classes, learn about recreation opportunities in Berks, and MORE! Contact Brianna McGovern at 610-376-0010 ext. 107 for more information.
Family Guidance Center is hosting a free screening of the film “The Mask You Live In” at our office located at 1234 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, Pa 19610 on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Space is limited and you must reserve your spot. Click here for details.