Survivor Support Training Program

SPI began implementing their Survivor Support Training Program in 2009 to train mental health professionals at social service agencies throughout the New York City metropolitan area to provide help for survivors of all ages and various ethnic groups.

Click here for more information on the training program and a list of agencies that are now accepting referrals.


Panelists of the Survivor Support Training Program hosted by Suicide Prevention International: Linda Lerner, Kathy Karich, Bill Wagner, Jill Selbo
Survivor panelists: Linda Lerner, Kathy Karich, Bill Wagner, Jill Selbo

Kathy Karich speaking on the panel at the Survivor Support Training Program.
Kathy Karich speaking on the survivors' panel at the Survivor Support Training Program.

Dr. Herbert Hendin speaks at the Survivors of Suicide Training Program. Attendees seated left to right: Kay Shin, Comunilife; Megan Omelia, Comunilife; Elba Acosta, Comunilife.
Dr. Herbert Hendin speaks at the Survivors of Suicide Training Program. Attendees seated left to right: Kay Shin, Comunilife; Megan Omelia, Comunilife; Elba Acosta, Comunilife.

Edward Dunne speaks at the Survivors of Suicide Training Program in New York City.
Edward Dunne speaks at the Survivors of Suicide Training Program in New York City.

Survivor Suicide two day training program attendees seated left to right: Oriel Eaton, MHA; Francine Rosenthal, MHA; Betty McCorkle, MHA; Jenna Velez, MHA; Cynthia Pfeffer (back); Kay Shin, Comunilife; Megan Omelia, Comunilife; Elba Acosta, Comunilife.
Attendees seated left to right: Oriel Eaton, MHA; Francine Rosenthal, MHA; Betty McCorkle, MHA; Jenna Velez, MHA; Cynthia Pfeffer (back); Kay Shin, Comunilife; Megan Omelia, Comunilife; Elba Acosta, Comunilife.

Survivors of suicide training program for mental health professionals was attendees seated left to right: Herbert Hendin; Marcella Blair, Henry Street Settlement; Julia Dodge, Henry Street Settlement; Weikai Hung, Henry Street Settlement; George Junco, FEGS Manhattan; Esther Santiago, FEGS Bronx (hidden); Oriel Eaton, MHA; Francine Rosenthal, MHA; Betty McCorkle, MHA; Jenna Velez, MHA.
Attendees seated left to right: Herbert Hendin; Marcella Blair, Henry Street Settlement; Julia Dodge, Henry Street Settlement; Weikai Hung, Henry Street Settlement; George Junco, FEGS Manhattan; Esther Santiago, FEGS Bronx (hidden); Oriel Eaton, MHA; Francine Rosenthal, MHA; Betty McCorkle, MHA; Jenna Velez, MHA.


Dr. Cynthia Pfeffer speaks at the Survivor Suicide Training Program for mental health professional in New York City for the New York Metropolitan area professionals.
Dr. Cynthia Pfeffer

Dr. Cynthia Pfeffer (speaking at the Survivor Suicide Training Program by Suicide Prevention International); Kay Shin, Comunilife; Megan Omelia, Comunilife (hidden); Ebla Acosta, Comunilife.
Dr. Cynthia Pfeffer (speaking); Kay Shin, Comunilife; Megan Omelia, Comunilife (hidden); Ebla Acosta, Comunilife.


Survivors Suicide Training Program attendees seated left to right: Marcella Blair, Henry Street Settlement; Julia Dodge, Henry Street Settlement; Weikai Hung, Henry Street Settlement; George Junco, FEGS Manhattan; Esther Santiago, FEGS Bronx.
Attendees seated left to right: Marcella Blair, Henry Street Settlement; Julia Dodge, Henry Street Settlement; Weikai Hung, Henry Street Settlement; George Junco, FEGS Manhattan; Esther Santiago, FEGS Bronx.


SSTP Group Photo: Oriel Eaton, MHA; Francine Rosenthal, MHA; Jenna Velez, MHA; Betty McCorkle, MHA; Megan Omelia, Comunilife; Edward Dunne, SPI; Ebla Acosta, Comunilife; Kay Shin, Comunilife; Dr. Herbert Hendin, SPI; Julia Dodge, Henry Street Settlement; Marcella Blair, Henry Street Settlement; George Junco, FEGS Manhattan; Weikai Hung, Henry Street Settlement; Bill Wagner, panelist; Esther Santiago, FEGS Bronx.
  Group photo at SPI's Survivor Support Training Program (left to right):
Oriel Eaton, MHA; Francine Rosenthal, MHA; Jenna Velez, MHA; Betty McCorkle, MHA; Megan Omelia, Comunilife; Edward Dunne, SPI; Ebla Acosta, Comunilife; Kay Shin, Comunilife; Dr. Herbert Hendin, SPI; Julia Dodge, Henry Street Settlement; Marcella Blair, Henry Street Settlement; George Junco, FEGS Manhattan; Weikai Hung, Henry Street Settlement; Bill Wagner, panelist; Esther Santiago, FEGS Bronx.