Orleans County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Our Mission: To help reduce the incidence of suicide in Orleans County by educating the community about suicide, the prevention of suicide, resources available and to support survivors of suicide loss.

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Individuals can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotion distress

Click here to chat with someone now.

Care & Crisis Hotline:  (585) 283-5200

Crisis Text Line: Text “HELP” to 741741

For Veterans:  988 and then press 1

De Habla Española Línea de Suicidio:  988 para español, presione 2

Text: Envia “AYUDA” al 988

For LGBTQI+: 988 and then press 3

Call 911 in an Emergency

Our Mission: We are dedicated to Suicide Prevention

The Genesee – Orleans – Wyoming (GOW) County Pathway to Hope is dedicated to providing suicide awareness, training, prevention and postvention strategies to individuals, families, schools, and organizations in Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties, New York.      


Visit our website: https://gowpathwaytohope.org/

For more information about Orleans County’s Suicide Prevention Coalition, please contact:

Nola Goodrich-Kresse, MS, MCHES®
Public Health Educator / Public Information Officer
Phone: (585) 589-3162
Email: Nola.Goodrich-Kresse@orleanscountyny.gov