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!

Suicide Prevention Week Events

Tuesday, September 6th at 2:00pm Join us in “Raising Hope” as we go yellow on the steps of the Rath Building.

Click here for more information: Raising Hope

Thursday, September 8th: 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention for Primary Care Event. This event is open to all physician’s and other professional care workers in Primary Care. Registration is required. For more information: Invitation for Suicide Prevention and Primary Care Provider Event 2016

Look for us in your local coffee shops for our Tough Enough to Talk campaign. The Suicide Prevention Coalition is helping to break the silence and stigma around suicide. Some of our local coffee shops will be displaying resources for suicide prevention. If you see one our table tents click the QR code and take a survey for a chance to win a gift from one of our participating coffee shop champions!

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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.