Online, Spaces to Thrive: Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

Date and Time
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Event Details

Interested in learning more about suicide prevention?

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This event is online only. Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.

Join Mulberry Street Library and NYC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help build a world without suicide. #StopSuicide 



By clicking the “REGISTER HERE” link, you will leave NYPL’s website and enter a website operated by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website will ask you for some personally-identifying information (such as first/last name, email address, creation of a password) in order to register. This data is collected and stored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is shared with the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health in order to measure the reach and success of their program. The collection, storage, access, and use of this information is completely separate from NYPL and outside its control.


Crisis Services/Mental Health: Mobile Crisis Teams
You can request help from a Mobile Crisis Team if you are concerned about a family member, friend or acquaintance who is experiencing, or at risk of, a psychological crisis. You can also request a team for yourself. To request a team, call NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides round-the-clock free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-779-4889 (Deaf or hard of hearing). Para servicio en español, llame al 1-888-628-9454.

NYC Well  
NYC Well is a 24/7 confidential helpline for all mental health and substance misuse services in New York City. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text “WELL” to 65173, or chat online. NYC Well is here to listen and help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use. For you or someone that you care for. Trained counselors are available to provide support with interpreters available for 200+ languages.


Home | AFSP

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.  Find more information about the New York City Chapter here


Visit to learn more about Spaces to Thrive,  a partnership between The New York Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health to spark conversation about mental health and bring free mental health programming to New Yorkers.

  • Audience: Adults, 50+, College & Graduate Students, Parents/Caregivers