Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

As an organization committed to the mental health and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults, the Columbia University Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry believes that suicide is preventable. Doing so takes communication and a commitment to helping and being helped. Asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength and self-awareness. 

If you are—or if someone you know is—having thoughts of suicide, help is available now! 


Organizations and Information About Suicide Prevention

Information for Teens, Students, and Young Adults

Information for Families, Educators, and Professionals

Resources for Schools

Phone Apps

Resources at the Columbia University Medical Center

Our mental health providers and clinics are committed to helping individuals and families address psychiatric emergencies and treat the underlying symptoms or causes of self-harming or suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

  • Our pediatric emergency department is located at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at 3959 Broadway, entrance at 166th Street. 
    Phone: 212-305-6628
  • The adult emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian | Columbia University Medical Center is located at 622 West 168th Street. There is also an entrance at Broadway and 167th Street.  
    Phone: 212-305-6204  
    Additionally, NewYork-Presbyterian has emergency departments throughout Manhattan and Westchester. Note that the emergency department in Westchester is only for psychiatric emergencies. There is no physical "emergency room." However, their "Access—Intake Line"—(888) 694-5700—is staffed 24/7 to help with psychiatric emergencies.
  • For those not in immediate crisis, find a mental health provider or clinic that’s right for you by calling the ColumbiaDoctors referral service at (212) 305-6001, reviewing our Clinics, Doctors & Programs, or visiting ColumbiaDoctors | Children’s Health.

Find a Therapist*

If you are not located near the Columbia University Medical Center, or a ColumbiaDoctors provider, here are some tools from other organizations to help you find a therapist. We also recommend the article "Mental health providers: Tips on finding one" from the Mayo Clinic. 

*The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University is providing "Find a Therapist" resources as a convenience. All resources are from professional organizations that we respect and endorse. However, the provision of these resources is not intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any therapist listed.