If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, call one of the phone numbers listed below.

You can call at any time to reach a person who can help you.

Professional standards of confidentiality are followed by both services.

Additionally, if you know someone is in imminent danger of hurting themselves or someone else, call 911.

Here are the numbers to call:

  • 911  - or -
  • St. Vincent's Crisis Team at (914) 925-5959  - or -
  • (800) 273-TALK (8255) the National Suicide Hotline

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Join us this September as we offer a variety of events that we hope will lead to thought-provoking discussions and continue the vital conversation on how to identify the mental health signs of suicide.

Many local agencies are contributing their time to help us spread the word and raise awareness about this mental health crisis. Feel free to distribute the flier widely.

Any of the following could be potential warning signs for suicide:

  • Change in personality - becoming sad, withdrawn, irritable, anxious, tired, indecisive, apathetic
  • Change in behavior - can't concentrate on school, work, routine tasks
  • Change in sleep pattern - oversleeping or insomnia, sometimes with early waking
  • Change in eating habits - loss of appetite and weight, or overeating
  • Loss of interest in friends, sex, hobbies, activities previously enjoyed
  • Worry about money, illness (real or imaginary)
  • Fear of losing control, "going crazy," harming self or others
  • Feelings of overwhelming guilt, shame, self-hatred
  • No hope for the future;"It will never get better, I will always feel this way."
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Recent loss of a loved one through death, divorce, separation, broken relationship; or loss of job, money, status, self-confidence, self-esteem
  • Loss of religious faith
  • Nightmares
  • Suicidal impulses, statements, plans; giving away favorite things; previous suicide attempts or gestures
  • Agitation, hyperactivity, restlessness may indicate masked depression