Free webinars for families: presented by NYS Office of Mental Health

The New York State Office of Mental Health and The Suicide Prevention Center of NYS are presenting a series entitled When a Family Member Struggles with Suicide: Understanding the Impact and Building Skills for Families. Suicidality is a common, growing, and devastating problem for the suicidal person as well as their families. The series topics include:

When Someone in Your Family is Suicidal: Impact on Families and the Role of the Mental Health Care System, March 9, 2022, 12pm-1pm

  • This webinar will describe the scope of the problem, the transdiagnostic nature of suicidality, and highlight both the strengths and shortcomings of most mental health systems.
  • Eight ways that having a suicidal family member can be stressful and traumatic will be described, including stigma, stress, trauma-related problems, and social isolation.

Suicidality: Skills for Families, March 16, 2022, 12pm-1pm.

Following a brief review of some of the family problems associated with suicidality, this webinar will provide a series of specific skills that family members can learn to:

  • help decrease their own stress- and trauma-related problems;
  • improve quality of life; and
  • how to reconnect, or stay connected, to suicidal loved ones/family members.


For registration information please visit these links:

Please contact the Office of Student Support Services by email at or at 518-486-6090 for questions.