Suicide has grown into a major public health problem. In response, New York State has been aggressively pursuing impactful suicide prevention programming. While both the nation and State have witnessed 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 lists New York as having the lowest suicide rate in the nation. But even one death by suicide is too many.
More work must be done.
OMH's Suicide Prevention Office
The mission of OMH’s Suicide Prevention Office (SPO) is to promote, coordinate, and strategically advance suicide prevention… with the aim of reducing suicide attempts and deaths among New Yorkers.
To advance this mission, SPO has established and funds the Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPC-NY) to implement suicide prevention research and activities.
Visit www.preventsuicideny.org to find trainings, county-coalitions, and other resources.
Research & Collaboration
New, Innovative Programs
New York State provides a variety of evidence-based trainings, workshops, online learning modules, and resources to meet the specific needs of clinicians, other health care workers, community members, and school staff.
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.