New York State Suicide Prevention
Educate, Recognize, Act (ERA)
If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call:
The New York State Office of Mental Health does not provide direct crisis services. Find a local crisis line in your county.
The Suicide Prevention Initiative, sponsored by the NYS Office of Mental Health is multidimensional and seeks to include stakeholders at all levels of government and every community in the state. The Suicide prevention Center of New York, which works in collaboration with and is fully funded by the NYS Office of Mental Health advances and supports local actions via education, training, consultation and coalition building to reduce suicide attempts and suicides in NYS and to promote recovery of persons affected by suicide.
Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY)
- April 2011 Special Edition of the OMH Newsletter
Teenage Suicide: Prevention, Risk Factors and Warning Signs
- Suicide Prevention Posters
- OMH Outlines Resources and Unveils 'Safety Plan' iOS APP
New eLearning workshops available!
- Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) provides an overview of the instrument and teaches the learner how and when to administer it in real world settings
- Safety Planning Intervention for Suicidal Individuals describes the Safety Planning Intervention and how it can help individuals, explains when to work with individuals to create a safety plan, and describes the steps in creating a safety plan
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Safety Planning App Now Available for Download
To help at-risk individuals in New York State and throughout the world prevent suicide, the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), along with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and the New York State Suicide Prevention Initiative, created the free "Safety Plan" app for iOS devices (iPod, iPod Touch and iPad), as well as Android compatible devices. This free application helps individuals identify suicide warning signs, create coping strategies, identify positive contacts and social settings to distract from the crisis, identify family members and friends available to help, find professional help and resources, and make their environment safe from lethal means that may be used in a suicide attempt. The app is available here .
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Suicide Prevention.