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Office of Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Committee of Long Island (SPC-LI)

Long Island New York Regional Map

Counties in region include: Nassau and Suffolk

Vision: To save lives on Long Island through the reduction of suicides.

Mission Statement: “The Suicide Prevention Committee of Long Island is a consortium of Organizations and individuals dedicated to the prevention of suicide through public education and awareness.”

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island Website Leaving OMH site

The SPC-LI includes a broad range of stakeholders who have come together with a common interest in preventing suicide, connecting those touched by suicide to helpful resources, and providing education about suicide to the public and professional community on Long Island.

Executive Committee: The Executive Committee provides direction for the various suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention activities and education and training efforts of the Coalition members, as well as overseeing use of Coalition funds.

Cindy Pierce Lee, SCOPE Education Services
Colleen Merlo, Mental Health Association in Suffolk County
Dale Camhi, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mansour (Max) Banilivy, Pederson-Krag Center and Family Wellness Center
Meryl Cassidy, Response of Suffolk County
Michael Arcari, Faithful Respose

Conference Committee: The Conference Committee coordinates all aspects of the annual Suicide Prevention Conference.

Meryl Cassidy
Michael Arcari

Public Education Committee: The Public Education Committee focuses on training programs, web site development, resource development, and coalition building activities.

Staff Support:
Michael Hoffman & Peter Smith, NYS Office of Mental Health, OMH Long Island Field Office - (631) 761-2508
Silvia Giliotti, NYS Office of Mental Health, OMH New York City Field Office - (212) 330-1650

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Suicide Prevention.