Suicide Prevention Coalition

Suicide Prevention Coalition logoMission Statement:  

The Wayne County Suicide Prevention Coalition works together to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts in Wayne County in partnership with the community.


  • Reduce factors that increase the risk of suicide
  • Increase awareness in order to reduce stigma and encourage individuals to seek help and encourage treatment for depression and suicide risk.

The Coalition has been in existence since 2017, meets quarterly, and is made up of community stakeholders from different human service agencies, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers, faith-based and community service organizations, schools and universities, as well as other interested individuals.   We are always welcoming new members to help us meet our mission. 

If you would like to learn more,  email the Suicide Prevention Coalition Coordinator or call  315-946-5754.

Grief Support Groups


10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (PDF)

Advice for a Traumatic Death Such as Suicide or Overdose (PDF)

Coping with losing son to OD (PDF)

Helping Children Cope w Grief (PDF)

How To Help Children Handle Grief After The Death Of A Parent (PDF)

How to Talk to a Teenager about a suicide (PDF)

Crisis Text Lines

Veterans Crisis Line. 1-800-273-8255 Press 1. Confidential help for Veterans and their families.Crisis Text Line. Text HELLO to 741741 Free, 24/7, Confidential
The Trevor Project. LGBTQ crisis hotline. Call 1-866-488-7386. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline