Suicide Prevention Coalition of Rockland

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Rockland County began in 2016 with a mission to reduce the incidence of suicide through the development and implementation of suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention programs; increased peer to peer engagement; and enhanced public awareness of behavioral health needs and community-wide resources.

We are always looking for new members to join the Coalition and to increase our membership's diversity so we welcome you to join us or to refer someone who may be interested in the Coalition.

Please contact Brigid Pigott at the Rockland County Department of Mental Health at pigottb@co.rockland.ny.us

Important Contacts

For Emergency Assistance - Call 911
Rockland Paramedic Services Behavioral Health Response Team
- 845-517-0400 or 1-844-255-BHRT (2478)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 press 1
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Line - 1-800-799-4889
New York HOPEline - 1-877-8-hopeny (46-7369)
LGBTQ Youth - The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386
Crisis Text Line - 'TextGot5' to 741741


No Pierda La Esperanza.  Podemos ayudarle a usted y a los demás.
Para Ayuda de Emergencia, Llame al 911.

Servicios de Paramédicos de Rockland Crisis Movíl - 845-517-0400 o 1-844-255-BHRT (2478)
Línea Telefónica Nacional para la Prevención del Suicidio - 1-888-628-9458
Línea Telefónica para Crisis de Veteranos de Guerra - 1-800-273-8255 presiona 1
New York HOPEline (Línea de Esperanza)  - 1-877-8-hopeny (46-7369)
Adolescentes LGBTQ – El Proyecto Trevor - 1-866-488-7386


Gen Espwa Ak Ed pou tout ki nan bezyen.
Siw Gen Ijans Rele 911 oubyen ak lot kote sa yo.

Rockland Paramedic Services - 845-517-0400 oubyen 1-844-255-BHRT (2478)
National Suicide Preventive - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veteran Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 press 1
New York HOPEline - 1-877-8-HOPENY (46-7369)
LGBTQ Youth The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386

Resources

Find Support - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Bring hope to those affected by suicide. I've lost someone; I'm worried someone might be at risk; I've made an attempt; My loved one has made an attempt.

Learn More How You Can Save a Life

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills is a two-day intensive, interactive and practiced-dominated course designed to help clinical, non-clinical caregivers and parents recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Mental Health First Aid for Youth and Adults is an 8-hour training that teaches a 5-step action plan to help a person in crisis connect with professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The training is for anyone who wants to learn about mental illness and addiction, including risk factors and warning signs.

safeTALK is a 3-hour alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK trained helpers have a role in connecting people thinking about suicide with life-saving intervention resources.

Upcoming Events

August 22, 2018 - Meeting of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Rockland County

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rockland County Department of Mental Health
Building F, Conference Room
50 Sanatorium Road, Pomona, NY 10970

August 29, 2018 & October 1, 2018 - SafeTALK Training

The Orange County Suicide Prevention Committee invites service providers and community members to a three-hour training that will help you develop alertness to individuals with thoughts of suicide, depression, and anxiety, and connect them to the right mental health and suicide first aid resources.  Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

August 29, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
October 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Orange County Department of Mental Health
30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924

Each session is limited to 30 participants and pre-registration is required.  Register on line at www.bookeo.com/orangecountymentalhealth.  Choose "special events", then choose one of these trainings.

September 22, 2018 - Out of the Darkness Rockland County Walk

When you walk in the Out of Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  Register here.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rockland Lake State Park - The Pavilion
Congers, NY