Suicide Prevention

Help Save a Life – Suicide Can Be Prevented


August 2014 – This week we lost a talented and kind-hearted Actor. Based on reports Robin Williams struggled with severe depression and took his life by suicide.  Suicide is preventable and we all have a role to play to end the tragedy of suicide. As a community we can do more to prevent such tragic deaths through greater awareness of mental health issues, warning signs, effective interventions and treatment.

Did you know that suicide is a top 10 reason for death, every 13 minutes someone dies from Suicide in the United States?  90% of people who complete suicide are clinically depressed or have a diagnosable mental health disorder.  At CFLR we hope that out of this tragedy there will be a close look at the disparity of treatment for those who struggle with mental illness as those who have diabetes or heart disease.

For more information and to get involved with suicide prevention efforts locally, please consider joining the suicide prevention coalition by calling CFLR, Inc. at 315-733-1709 and speak with Judith H. Reilly, or email her at Or visit us at CFLR, Inc.’s next suicide prevention coalition meeting will be August 19th from 8:30AM to 10AM at our Utica office (502 Court Street, Suite 401).

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert for advocacy, prevention, counseling, training and recovery services. As a community partner, it is important to us that we continue spreading the message of help and hope to our area and with those whom we work.

For Crisis call: MCAT – Mobile Assessment Crisis Team – 732-6228 locally

Learn more about the warning signs of suicide 

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Safety Plan App

Posted by Morgen Irwin