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 - Text 'Got5' 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

November 28, 2018 - Meeting of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Rockland County

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

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

What You Learn:
• Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
• Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
• A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
• Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

November 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Rockland Community College
Room 2211, Academic II, 2nd Floor
Suffern, NY 10901

See Flyer to RSVP

November 28, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Orange County Department of Mental Health
Melville Room
30 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924

Register Here

December 19, 2018 - Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Orange County Department of Mental Health
Melville Room
30 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924

Register Here