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Suicide-Safer Community Project

Building a suicide-safer community requires the engagement, awareness and vigilance of schools, public and private organizations and individuals. The Suicide-safer Community Project provides evidence-based suicide prevention workshops that teach participants how to recognize warning signs, ask appropriate questions and make referrals; intervention training that teaches how to assist in a suicidal crisis; and postvention training that teaches how to promote healing and reduce risk. Contact will also be the lead for the Onondaga County Suicide Prevention Coalition (OCSPC) to bring agencies and community members together around suicide. The program increases public awareness of suicide, its warning signs and local resources through media messages and educational materials.