Protective Factors

  • Effective clinical care for mental, physical and substance use disorders
  • Easy access to a variety of clinical interventions and support for help
  • Restricted access to highly lethal means of suicide
  • Strong connections to family and commmunity support
  • Support through ongoing medical and mental health care relationships
  • Skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and nonviolent handling of disputes
  • Cultural and religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support self preservation

Veterans Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
or click here to chat online with a counselor

Crisis Text Line

Text ‘HOME’ to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Click here for the website

Erie County
Mental Health Mobile Response Teams

For Children

Spectrum Human Services CARES Program
716-882-HELP (4357)

For Adults

Crisis Services Emergency Outreach 24 Hour Hotline