Community and Environmental Strategies

Oneida County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is the lead agency for the Oneida County Suicide Prevention Coalition (OCSPC). Their mission is to prevent suicide in our community by strengthening the coordination and accessibility of services; providing awareness of suicide prevention, facilitating intervention and post-prevention services/programs; enhancing support to those affected by suicide. The coalition meets every first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 AM at CFLR, Inc.’s Utica office (502 Court Street, Suite 401). Oneida County Suicide Prevention Coalition (OCSPC) offers a host of services, including postvention; education and training; information and referral; community awareness; events; guest speakers; lectures; etc.


The purpose of Postvention Teams is to have a community wide team(s) that responds in a coordinated and comprehensive manner in the time of a tragic event. The primary purpose is to help reduce the risk of contagion and support all those impacted by a tragic event.

Education and Training

In 2013, Oneida County Suicide Prevention Coalition (OCSPC) hosted several free community workshops, community forums and special events to raise awareness of preventive measures. Workshops included a focus upon mental health, self-care, survivors, communication and more.

For more information, contact Jodi Warren 315.733.1709

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide:

  • If an emergency, dial 911.
  • Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) at (315) 732-6228 or (844) 732-6224 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-Talk(8255).
  • Crisis Text Line Text HELLO to 741741 Free, 24/7, Confidential
  • Veterans Crisis Line 1 (800) 273-8255 PRESS 1

Rx Medical Return Unit located in the following locations. Hours and times vary for drop off so contact any of the following to drop off your drugs:

Boonville Police Department
13149 State Route 12
Boonville, NY 13309
Phone: 315-943-2050
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, or by appointment.

Camden Police Department
30 Fayette Street
Camden, NY 13316
Phone: 315-245-1222

Kirkland Police Department
2 New Street
Clark Mills, NY
Phone: 315-853-2924

Oneida County Sheriff’s Department
6065 Judd Road
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: 315-768-7804

Oriskany Police Department
708 Utica Street
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: 315-736-2049
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, or by appointment.

Rome Police Department
301 North James Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: 315-339-7780

Sherrill Police Department
373 Sherrill Street
Sherrill, NY 13461
Phone: 315-363-0530

Trenton Municipal Building
8520 Old Poland Road
Barneveld, NY 13304
Phone: 315-896-4045

U & I Pharmacy
52336 W. Seneca St (Route 5)
Vernon, NY 13476
Phone: 315-829-83605
Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:00am - 6:00pm

Utica Police Department
413 Oriskany Street West
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-735-3301

Waterville Municipal Hall
122 Barton Ave. W.
Waterville, NY 13480

Phone: 315-841-4221
Hours: 9:00-Noon and 1:00-4:00 Mon-Fri.

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Here are additional resources on prescription drug use:

Several Nursing Homes & Hospital Sites also accept SHARPS- Click below to see the full list.

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