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On June 12, 2018 Eileen Buckley from WBFO held a panel discussion to how mental health and the stigma surrounding it has been dramatically changed over the years.  Dr. Celia Spacone, Coordinator of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County was a panelist on this discussion. The link can be accessed here.

Here is footage from September 2018′s Raising of Hope ceremony & press conference that kicks-off Suicide Prevention Awareness Week in Erie County. It’s always a moving and meaningful event. Consider joining us or tuning into the live-stream for 2019′s ceremony. Details to follow closer to the date.

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Suicide: Ending the Stigma

Written by Danny Spewak, Produced by Megan Blarr, WGRZ

The Journey – Stories of Crisis and Hope Episode 1

Click below to listen to the first episode of “The Journey – Stories of Crisis and Hope. Coalition Coordinator Olivia Retallack and Coalition member Lisa Boehringer join host Jessica Pirro to discuss suicide prevention and education, and information about healing after losing someone to suicide.


In Rural Western New York, Crucial Suicide Prevention Efforts Underway

Danny Spewak, WGRZ

A Family Shares their Story of Heartbreak in an Effort to Help Others

Brittni Smallwood, WIVB

October 2016 Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine

During Suicide Prevention Week 2015, the Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted an event for Primary Care providers at the Darwin Martin House. The event had over 70 attendees ranging from physicians, nurse practioners to social workers. Buffalo Healthy magazine joined us for this exciting event. Read more about the Role of Primary Care in Suicide Prevention: