How New York Fights Suicide

Hundreds of mental health professionals, scholars, and advocates are participating in the 2019 New York State Suicide Prevention Conference in Albany this week. The robust two-day program shows why New York is a national leader in this cause.


Sessions at the fourth annual conference include discussions on risk factors for ethnic/racial minorities, training for primary care providers, child abuse and suicide, engaging veterans, collegiate mental health, prevention tools for schools, the impact of suicide on caregivers, and much more. Click here to download a copy of the 2019 conference program.

The Sophie Fund thanks all these suicide prevention champions for the tremendous efforts they make every day to save lives.

Special thanks to state officials who have so strongly supported suicide prevention initiatives in Tompkins County—New York Mental Health Commissioner Anne Sullivan; Jay Carruthers and Sigrid Pechenik, Director and Associate Director of the New York Suicide Prevention Office; and Garra Lloyd-Lester, director of NYS Suicide Prevention Community & Coalition Initiatives.

There’s much still do be done, but New York is making a difference.

[If you or someone you know feels the need to speak with a mental health professional, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.]