Suicide Prevention Coalition

Suicide Prevention Coalition logoMission Statement:  

The Wayne County Suicide Prevention Coalition works together to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts in Wayne County in partnership with the community.

Goals:  

  • Reduce factors that increase the risk of suicide
  • Increase awareness in order to reduce stigma and encourage individuals to seek help and encourage treatment for depression and suicide risk.

The Coalition has been in existence since 2017, meets quarterly, and is made up of community stakeholders from different human service agencies, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers, faith-based and community service organizations, schools and universities, as well as other interested individuals.   We are always welcoming new members to help us meet our mission. 

If you would like to learn more, email Suzanne Catholdi, LMSW, Wayne County Suicide Prevention Coalition Coordinator.


Crisis Text Lines

Veterans Crisis Line. 1-800-273-8255 Press 1. Confidential help for Veterans and their families.Crisis Text Line. Text HELLO to 741741 Free, 24/7, Confidential
The Trevor Project. LGBTQ crisis hotline. Call 1-866-488-7386. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Mobile Safety Apps

  • MY3 app is a free app for Apple and Android phones that helps you stay connected and safe if you are having thoughts of suicide.
  • A Friend Asks provides tools and information for you or your friends. It can be downloaded on your Android or Apple iPhone.
  • Suicide Safe is a suicide prevention learning tool for primary care and behavioral health providers and is based on the nationally recognized Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) practice guidelines.
  • Operation Reach Out is an iOS and Android suicide prevention app aimed at veterans and military families. The app is intended to provide support for people having suicidal thoughts as well as friends, family or service members concerned that someone they know might be considering suicide.