We understand the growing concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) across our community, and our hearts hold space for all those who’ve been impacted or are struggling with the uncertainty during this time. While we all play our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our population physically healthy, the measures we are taking such as physical distancing, self-quarantine, and self-isolation may lead to new or heightened mental health concerns.
The Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition does not offer direct, immediate or emergency services. FOR IMMEDIATE RISK CALL 9-1-1 If you or someone you know may be in crisis please call... Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) 1-866-550-5205 (for adults) Pathstone Mental Health 24-hr Crisis Line 1-800-263-4944 (for children & youth)
Who We Are
Founded in 2003, in response to the increase of deaths by suicide in the Niagara Region, the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC) was formed from over 25 community agencies and members at large. The purpose of the NSPC is to build strong and lasting community partnerships that will work together to implement our suicide prevention strategy, to address the needs of all residents of Niagara, and to reflect the values of a caring compassionate community. NPSC is a non-funded community coalition.
Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition exists to bring interested community organizations, groups, individuals and volunteers together to make Niagara a suicide-safer community.
What We Do
The work of the NSPC is carried out by working groups under the direction of the NSPC Reference committee. Our focus is suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Guided by our six key areas of strategic focus; public awareness, media education, access to services, means restriction, training, and evaluation/research, we continue to establish and build on our community partnerships, with involvement to date totaling over 20 local agencies and members.
Membership is open to community agencies, groups and individuals who live or work in the Niagara region and agree to support the mandate of the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition. Those with an interest in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention are welcome to apply. Expectations are that members will commit to a minimum of a one year term, join one subcommittee and attend regular quarterly coalition meetings.