About the Suicide Task Force of Indiana County
Task Force members include representatives from school districts, health agencies, and human service organizations within Indiana County. Individuals from the general public are also represented. All members are asked to sign a Confidentiality Agreement. The Task Force meets on the first Monday of each month, 10 AM, at the Indiana County Department of Human Services. Task Force committees are the Prevention Committee, Intervention Committee, Postvention Committee, Nominating Committee, and Executive Committee. Meeting times are set by the committee chairs.
Interested in being on the Suicide Task Force of Indiana County? Contact the coordinator by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission of the STF
The Task force was established to aid in the prevention of suicides through community education and intervention in a crisis and to provide support to those affected by suicides through education and communication.
What does our logo mean?
Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Programs
Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program
Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit 28
Children’s Advisory Commission of Indiana County
I & A Residential Services, Inc
Children and Youth
Emergency Management Agency - 911
S.C.I. Pine Grove
Family Behavioral Resources
Family Psychological Associates
Beacon Health Options
Indiana Regional Medical Center
Behavioral Health Services
IRMC Physician's Group
Marion Center School District
PA State Police - Indiana
Rairagh - Bence Funeral Home
The Community Guidance Center
The Open Door
United Presbyterian Church of Blairsville
United School District
Visiting Nurse Association
Purchase Line School District
Suicide Task Force of Indiana County Member List
The 8 pointed star symbolizes hope and guidance. The circle signifies protection; it has no breaks, and cannot be broken.
The inner star (4 points) points to the North, East, South, and West.
The outer star (4 points) leads to the Summer Solstice where the sun's path would be at its furthest North. The days are the longest here. This is a time of renewal, great potential, and hope for the future.
The colors signify the suicide prevention colors.
What does this have to do with the STF and Suicide Prevention?
The STF offers hope and guidance to those struggling, and to those who have lost someone to suicide. The belief of the time of renewal, great potential, and hope for the future is signified because we want those struggling to know there is a time of renewal, they have great potential, and we want them to have hope for the future!
Courtney Houser and Jerry Overman, Co-Chairs
Heather Gelles, & Lisa Spencer, Treasurers
Joe Bujdos, Co-Chair Intervention Committee
District Attorney Robert Manzi, Co-Chair Intervention Committee
Michelle Seaman, Chair-Prevention
Belinda Lambie, Secretary
Brandy King, Coordinator