Suicide has grown into a major public health problem. In response, New York State has been pursuing impactful suicide prevention programming. While both the nation and State have seen an increase in the suicide rate over the last two decades, New York’s rate has stayed about the same since 2012.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists New York as having one of the lowest suicide rates in the nation. But even one death by suicide is too many.
More work must be done.
OMH's Suicide Prevention Center (SPCNY)
The mission of OMH SPCNY is to promote, coordinate, and advance suicide prevention across the state.
Our aim is reducing suicide attempts and deaths among New Yorkers.
Visit www.preventsuicideny.org to find trainings, county-coalitions, and other resources.
Research & Collaboration
New York State provides a variety of training and resources to meet the specific needs of:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 or visit the website to chat
Crisis Text Line: Text "Got5" to 741-741
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Suicide Prevention.