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Suicide Prevention

Prayer and Relationship with Christ




If you or someone you love is in crisis or emotional distress, you can call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (para ayuda en español, llame al 988). The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in need. Call 911 in life-threatening situations. If you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates, you can contact safety teams at the social media company. They will reach out to connect the person with the help they need.

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Downloadable Flyers
For Everyone
For Children
Information for Parents and Teachers on Speaking with Children

Downloadable Flyers

The following free resources about preventing suicide are available from the Suicide Prevention Team of the Family Life Office. You are welcome to print and distribute these flyers.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline |

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (para ayuda en español, llame al 988). Call 911 in life-threatening situations. 988 Lifeline also offers information about suicide prevention and understanding the risk factors of suicide, available here.

988 Lifeline ofrece servicios gratuitos en español las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana. No tiene que hablar inglés para recibir ayuda. ¡Los servicios de texto y chat de 988 Lifeline ya están disponibles en español! Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre cómo acceder a todos los servicios en español. CONOCER MÁS

Respect Life Office |

To connect with suicide prevention resources in the archdiocese and view more resources offered by the Sisters of Life, please click here.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) |

Learn more about suicide prevention from the National Institute of Mental Health here, including warning signs, action plans, and more information about what to do if you suspect someone in your life is considering suicide.


Respect Life Office Knowing My Value Program |

The Respect Life Office offers the Knowing My Value program, a curriculum for children to “learn that taking care of ourselves is part of the call to holiness.” Grades 10-12 includes information about depression, anxiety, and the gift of life. View all the resources here.

Information for Teachers and Parents on Speaking to Children

Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP) |

The Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP) offers suicide prevention resources, including a video series, crisis intervention, bullying prevention, and school climate services.

For more resources from ADAPP, click here.

Springtide Research Institute |

The Springtide Research Institute is “a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization” focused on “researching young people ages 13 to 25” to educate teachers and parents on how to speak to children. They offer blogs and podcasts that feature the voices of young people to discuss Springtide Research Institute “and share about the issues impacting their lives.” They also offer speakers and consultants.