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Welcome to

Onondaga County Suicide Prevention Coalition


is zero suicides in Onondaga County.

Our MIssion

is to prevent suicide and its devastating
consequences in Onondaga County.

We can all work to help prevent suicide

Core Values


Who We Are

Onondaga County Suicide Prevention Coalition (OCSPC) is a
collaboration of stakeholders devoted to creating a suicide safe community. We currently have 40 members including service providers, volunteers and invested community members. 

We’re excited about the work we have completed since 2016. Our diverse representation spans county, state, and national levels. 

Coalition Members

When do we meet?

OCSPC holds monthly meetings for all interested members of the public on the second Tuesday of each month. Our schedule for the remainder of 2023 is as follows:

Training Opportunities

OCSPC can provide in-person or remote trainings.  Please explore the below trainings/training topics to learn more. 

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide.
More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.
Means matters helps participants understand the importance of addressing the means someone might choose to end their life.
Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies.


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. 

Get Involved

OCSPC is deeply rooted in our community. Each project and campaign has incredible thought and intention behind it. Our members work collaboratively to assess the needs of Onondaga County residents and to offer timely and tailored resources to individuals, families and other groups who have been impacted by suicide.

There are many ways to get involved in the work of our Coalition. This may include attending our general meetings, working on one of our committees, taking or providing a training program or donating your time. 

Please email [email protected] if you’d like to learn more about participating in the Coalition. A member will contact you to discuss your interests.

Postvention - Curate resources and referrals designed to support those who have lost someone to suicide.

Means Safety - Help us to create and deliver trainings and materials on how to reduce access to lethal means.

Community Outreach - Participate in local community events promoting mental health and suicide prevention.

Chalk the Walk - This annual campaign gets kits with chalk and support resources into the community and promotes dialogue around mental health and suicide prevention.

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