The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove extends their deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. We would like to be able to help you walk through your grief, at your own pace. We will be glad to help you in any way that we can. Please feel free to contact us by calling: 717-637-1227 or 1-800-422-3197.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Individuals deeply grieving the loss of a loved one may begin to have feelings of self harm.
Suicide Warning Signs
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
- National Hopeline Network — 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 (hopeline.com)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
- Adams-Hanover Counseling Services (Adams, York) — (717) 632-4900 or 1-866-325-0339
- Contact Helpline (Adams, York) — 1-800-932-4616
- Contact Helpline (Cumberland) — (717) 249-6226 or 1-800-932-4616
- Contact Helpline (Dauphin) — (717) 652-4400 or 1-800-932-4616
- Victim Assistance Center (York) — (717) 854-3131 or 1-800-422-3204
- Wellspan Behavioral Health/York Hospital (York) — (717) 851-5320 or 1-800-673-2496
More Resources on Grief and Loss:
- Learn about the 5 most common myths about grief
- Ten strategies to help you cope with grief and loss
- How to help children who are grieving
- Help with anticipatory grief
- Do’s and Don’ts – How to help someone who is grieving
- Local support groups
- Suicide awareness and prevention