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Suicide Prevention Resources

Hotlines
If you're feeling lost, desperate, or alone or if you  have a friend who you think needs help, please call the number below.  Please put these number in your cell phone today.  

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK.  Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.



Website

You can also call locally

  • Child Guidance Center: (518) 381-8911
     

  • Samaritans Suicide
    Prevention Center

    During the day or early evening hours at
    518-689-4673.

Please tell your child if they need support at anytime to visit their guidance counselors or any adult that they trust.

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A toolkit for schools

Suicide in America:  Frequently Asked Questions

Please reach out to one of the resources listed below if you see or know of anyone who has any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Talks about committing suicide

  • Has trouble eating or sleeping

  • Experiences drastic changes in behavior

  • Withdraws from friends and/or social activities or hobbies

  • Loses interest in hobbies, school or personal appearance

  • Gives away prized possessions

  • Appears to be "saying goodbye"

  • Has attempted suicide

  • Takes unnecessary risks

  • Is suffering as the result of recent loss

  • Has a preoccupation with death and dying

  • Signs of depression

Signs of depression in teens

  • Sad, anxious or "empty" mood

  • Declining school performance

  • Loss of pleasure/interest in social and sports activities

  • Sleeping too much or too little

  • Changes in weight or appetite

Steps teens can take to help their friends

  • Take your friend's actions seriously

  • Encourage your friend to seek help

  • Talk to an adult.  Don't be alone in helping your friend


Additional Resources

Child Guidance Center
Northeast Parent and Child Society
530 Franklin Street Schenectady, NY  12304
Phone:  518-381-8911
Contact:  Joe Gallagher, Director

Ellis Hospital
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY  12308
Crisis Center
Phone:  518-243-4306
Outpatient Service
243-1300 - Dr. Stephonie

Family and Child Service of Schenectady Inc.
Counseling Program
246 Union St.
Schenectady, NY  12305
Phone:  518-393-1369
Fax:  518-393-3601
Contact:  Maria Sunukjian, Executive Director

Haven Grief Counseling Center
Grieving Children's Program
703 Union St.
Schenectady, NY  12305
Phone:  518-370-1666
Fax:  518-370-1917

BOCES-CAPIT
518-464-3944
Contact:  Laura Combs

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Capital Region Chapter
P.O. Box 2143
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Contact: Mary Jean Coleman, Regional Director/
National Director of Field Programs
Phone: (518) 899-0021
Contact: Marisa LaFrance, Area Director
Phone: (518) 289-5183



 

 
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