B.C. SAFE

The mission of B.C. SAFE is to reduce the number of youth suicides and suicide attempts by increasing public awareness and providing educational and training resources to teens, parents, and educators of Broome County. Through a wide array of events and activities, local community leaders, educators, and professionals come together to provide the necessary procedures and advice in regards to suicide and mental illness.

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Know the Warning Signs

  • Threatening to kill oneself or talking about wanting to kill oneself
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
  • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life

Resources

Call 9-1-1 or seek immediate help from a mental health provider if someone is threatening to kill/harm themselves and has access to means

  • CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) 607-762-2302
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
  • Suicide Survivor Support Group: Last Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton, 183 Riverside Drive (next to Lourdes) 607-762-2887
  • United Way of Broome County 2-1-1 or 1-800-901-2180
  • Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide www.sptsusa.org
  • FREE Suicide Prevention App @ Broome HOPE
  • New York State Office of Mental Health http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/suicide_prevention/

 

HOPE App

For more information please contact:

Heidi Mikeska, Community Project Director
Broome County Promise Zone
607-778-1146
hmikeska@co.broome.ny.us