There is hope.

Together we can save lives.

Many students are watching a new Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why”. This series is about teen suicide. It is very graphic, suggestive and sensationalizes the suicide of a teenage girl. Research shows that the risk of suicide increases among vulnerable persons when they are exposed to such content. Attached is a Talking Tips sheet to help you discuss the series with your child.  If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide please call the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741741 Click here to review talking points for use with children and teens about suicide, and Thirteen Reasons Why.


In 2015 the Suicide Prevention Coalition trained over 300 people in Erie County to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Check our calendar for upcoming trainings, or contact us to bring a training to your agency or group today!

Our Mission
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County fosters a community of hopefulness, safety, and shared responsibility to prevent suicide and suicide attempts by increasing awareness, promoting resiliency and facilitating access to resources.