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POSTVENTION RESPONSE TEAM

We are a team of volunteers and professionals that are available to provide support for those who have experienced a recent suicide or sudden traumatic loss.

PURPOSE OF TEAM

• To help people impacted by a sudden traumatic loss (by suicide or other means) regain a sense of control over their lives
• Provide information on grief support and mental health resources
• Promote individual and community healing
• Provide resources and referral
• Educate the public on suicide prevention

Who can request help?

• Family & friends
• Schools
• Businesses
• Churches
• Community organizations

To Access The Response Team-

CALL: 518-232-4056

Common signs of stress and trauma

Physical

• Chest Pain
• Rapid Heart Rate
• Head & Muscle Aches
• Weakness
• Difficulty Breathing

Cognitive

• Minimizing the Experience
• Poor Attention & Decision Making
• Memory Loss
• Loss of Time, Place or Personal Orientation
• Disturbed Thinking (Seeing Event Over and Over)

Emotional

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Feeling Overwhelmed
• Grief
• Immense Anger

Behavioral

• Increase Use of Alcohol and Drugs
• Irritability
• Sleep Too Much or Too Little
• Emotional Outbursts
• Withdrawal and Isolation From Others

Resources

Suicide is Preventable
With Help Comes Hope

To find out more about suicide prevention efforts in New York State and nationally, please visit:

Omh.ny.gov/omhweb/suicide_prevention
PreventsuicideNY.org
Sprc.org
Omh.ny.gov
Afsp.org
Suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Mhanys.org
Parsonscenter.org
Suicideproof.org