Suicide Prevention


Congress Member Anthony Brindisi has just enjoyed seeing his work rewarded … he had his first bill signed into law by the president.

Stigma, Secrecy and a lack of understanding continue to make suicide hard to prevent here in Central New York and across the nation.  Mental health also continues to get less attention than physical health problems. 

John Smith / WAER-FM 88.3

Suicide Crisis Centers in Central New York and across the nation could get a boost in federal funding under bi-partisan legislation introduced by Congressmember John Katko.   This bill would expand the services available to those in crisis by allowing more robust staffing of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  

Scott Willis / WAER News

Recent high profile suicides in Onondaga County and a higher than average suicide rate has Senator Chuck Schumer calling for increased federal resources for prevention programs.