Alexandra Stanton

Board Member

Alexandra Stanton has seen first-hand the effect suicide and suicide prevention have on people through her personal and professional experiences. Having received her BA in sociology from Shippensburg University Alex studied in detail the works of Emile Durkheim, one of the earliest people to study suicide. This acted as the catalyst for her interest in mental health and suicide prevention. Since then, Alex has held a number of different positions that have allowed her to work with people. After an incident late one winter night where she had to intervene in a teenager attempting to take their own life, she decided she had to do more.

Alex now works as a Suicide Prevention Specialist and Community Support Supervisor for the Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties. Allowing for her passion for helping people and preventing suicide to also be her full-time job.

Alex is a certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) instructor, a certified Adult Mental Health First Aid instructor, a certified Vital Cog: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace instructor, and a certified instructor for the Why Try youth program.

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  • P.O. Box 62217
    Harrisburg, PA 17106

  • (717) 585-0611

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Who We Are

Suicide Prevention Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps people who are in need of preventative suicide assistance

Suicide Prevention Alliance is a resource organization ONLY. We are NOT a hotline or counseling service/center. However, if you are in a crisis and need immediate help, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and call 988 or chatline at You can also reach out to the Crisis Text Line and text 741-741 or contact 911.