United for a Suicide Free New York

We all have a role to play in preventing suicides. Suicide is a complex problem. But through our collective action,  we can save lives. New York State is committed to preventing suicides. This site was designed to provide a comprehensive set of tools, information, and resources to support the effort.

COVID-19 Resources and Guidance

Many mental health clinicians are shifting to telehealth to provide essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York State. This guidance document provides telehealth tips for mental health clinicians working with suicidal clients, including recommendations on how to develop a clinical management plan and adaptations for conducting comprehensive suicide risk assessment and safety planning in a telehealth setting. It was developed by the Suicide Prevention Training, Implementation, and Evaluation group at the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Telehealth Tips for Clinicians

Suicide Prevention Training

Training Options

There are a variety of suicide prevention training options to choose from, whether you are a clinician, a non-clinical health care worker, a school or university administrator, educator, or community member.

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Find A Training

Suicide prevention trainings are provided across New York State. Sign up for a training near you!

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For Trainers

SPCNY supports and maintains a network of trainers. Contact us at spcny@omh.ny.gov if you are interested in becoming a trainer!

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New Resources

Suicide Prevention Guide for NYS Schools

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Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide

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Governor Cuomo Announces Release of First Suicide Prevention Task Force Report

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Key Resources

High Risk Populations

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Addressing Risk Factors

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New York State's Suicide Prevention Plan

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