Watershed Declaration


At The Watershed in Ithaca on April 17, 2017, The Sophie Fund hosted a meeting of community mental health stakeholders representing 18 governmental and non-profit organizations from Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca, and the campuses of Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. The organizations adopted the following call to action at the close of the meeting:

“We the assembled mental health stakeholders of the greater Ithaca community and Tompkins County recognize suicide as a serious public health concern. Today we renew our commitment to suicide prevention and pledge to intensify efforts toward saving lives and bringing hope to those struggling with suicide thoughts or affected by suicide loss.”


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Ithaca ProcCity of Ithaca Proclamation June 7, 2017


TC ProcTompkins County Proclamation September 5, 2017