Be Alive and Thrive!

Be Alive and Thrive! 

Chester County’s Suicide Prevention Task Force and the Exton Square Mall are collaborating to present a 2-day event to focus on Suicide Awareness and Prevention on September 26 & 27, 2014

 Invitation recipients, please click here: to access the application for participation.  

 We’re looking forward to this interactive, multi-generational, community-friendly weekend for mind and body wellness!

More than 36,000 Americans die by suicide each year- but we can change this. Suicide is preventable!

Welcome to the Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force Website

CCSP Vision & Mission:

Decreased suicide through increased awareness and education.

The Task Force collaborates with the community to develop suicide prevention strategies and works to reduce the risk, stigma and occurrence of suicide in Chester County.

Our Meetings:

The Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force meets monthly. Community members are welcome to attend. 

Place: The Chester County Government Services Center

601 Westtown Road, Suite 330
P.O. Box 2747
West Chester, PA 19380-0990

Time: 3:00 pm until 4:30 on the second Wednesday of every month


For more information contact:

Carol Harkins, Co-Chair

Katie Kirszenblat, Co-Chair

task force email:

 Check out our Facebook page:

Learn how to help! Request a FREE Training for your organization or community group.  Contact the the task force at

The Task Force collaborates with and supports other community organizations aimed at mental health education and suicide prevention.  Contact us for more information and to find out about:

QPR - (Question, Persuade, Refer)  The Task Force has certified QPR trainers and offers this free suicide prevention program for community members.  It teaches both adults and youth how to ask the question: “Are you feeling suicidal?” (