Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in adults and the 3rd leading cause of death in people ages 10-24.

There is hope.

Together we can save lives.


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!

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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 PlanLeaving OMH site 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 Leaving OMH site.

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.