Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 24/7  1-800-273-8255

If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts seek immediate assistance. For immediate and emergency assistance contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) where you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

The Office of Community Services is committed to suicide prevention and community education. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, and for every suicide death there are thirty people thinking about committing suicide.  Suicide prevention trainings can teach you what to look for in someone who’s suicidal, how to talk to someone who is suicidal, what resources are available, how to have a crisis intervention, and change the negative stigma around suicide. Through a collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health and Northern Rivers an array of suicide prevention trainings are offered.  Trainings can be arranged through Parson's Center or you may contact our office for assistance.

New York State Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention





Darin Samaha 
Director of Community Services 
797 Broadway, Suite 304 
Schenectady, NY 12305 
(518) 386-2218 (p) 
(518) 386-2212 (f)