March 30, 2019 – The Buffalo News credited the work of Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County for the recent decline of people who have died by suicide in Erie County. “Just as Erie County had made progress in reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths, county health officials are to be commended for their suicide prevention efforts.” We can all help prevent suicide. We are grateful to The News Editorial Board for their recognition of our efforts. The piece is located here.
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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Written by Danny Spewak, Produced by Megan Blarr, WGRZ
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.
Brittni Smallwood, WIVB
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: