The Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc.

Suicide Prevention

We can all help prevent suicide.  There is hope!

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Madison County Suicide Coalition

There is a coalition in this county that has been working to raise awareness and reduce the rate of suicide. They have organized trainings, delivered resource materials, held speaker events, and supported survivors of suicide, among other activities. Members of the coalition and others are working to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for suicide prevention and postvention in Madison County.

Grief Support

After Death by Suicide

Monthly Meetings

For more information please call BRiDGES at 315.697.3947

“I went to this Grief Support group after losing a friend by suicide. I was skeptical at first, because I didn’t know what to expect… This group is a safe space to talk freely without judgement. I recommend this group to anyone struggling to navigate grief and the emotions that come with it.”


Anyone can be struggling with suicide. 

Find answers and hope below.

BRiDGES hosts the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Madison County. Suicide is a public health issue in Madison County as it is across the United States. In fact, the rate of suicide in our county exceeds the rate for New York State and the U.S. For every individual who dies by suicide, there are at least 6 others left behind to cope with the loss.  Suicide is complicated and tragic but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

For more information call BRiDGES at


If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, you can also get help by calling the Suicide Prevention Helpline at 988 or go to their website at

What are some of the warning signs that someone is thinking of suicide?

Isolating from friends, families and activities

Statements of hopelessness, helplessness or worthlessness

Giving away possessions or unusual visits to friends or family to say good-bye

Making statements about wanting to die or ending it all

Having a history of attempts of suicide

Exhibiting signs of depression or drastic changes in behavior or appearance

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