To arrange an interview, get background information for a story, or get guidance on media coverage of an event, please call (631) 751-7620, or email us. If you are on deadline and need an immediate response, please call (631) 751-7500.
Working Together to Enhance Suicide Prevention and De-stigmatize Mental Health Issues
We believe strongly that the media can play an important role in educating the public about suicide prevention and in bringing a heightened awareness and sensitivity to the stigma surrounding mental illness. With your help the public can gain knowledge of available resources to become active partners in addressing their own mental health needs, as well as those in their community.
The Power of Citizen Service
Volunteer crisis counselors listen for feelings spoken and unspoken, without judgment — and with respect. Response volunteers demonstrate the impact of citizen service 24 hours a day. We invite you to share their story and to celebrate the difference they make in our community – one phone call at a time.
Safe Reporting on Suicide
For information on responsible media coverage when reporting on suicide, Response of Suffolk County recommends the Media Guidelines of the American Association of Suicidology.
For more information on suicide statistics and warning signs, visit websites for the American Association of Suicidolgy (www.suicidology.org), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org), and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (www.sprc.org).