September is Suicide Prevention Month

Inside and outside of the Department, there are many avenues for help:


POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer Support) offers free, confidential assistance and counseling. Active members of the service call 1 (800) COPS-COP or (888) 267-7267 Retiree Hotline is 1 (800) 599-1085. To volunteer as a counselor call (212) 298-9111. POPPA now has a Military Support Group open to Active and Retired NYPD Officers with Military service, and it meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 hours at 32 Broadway.


POPPA hosts Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. A caregiver can be anyone: professional; paraprofessional; or concerned individual who is interested in reducing suicide. ASIST is a two-day (15 hours) intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. A certificate of completion will be issued. To learn about the ASIST program go to All training will be held at the POPPA office located at 32 Broadway. Call POPPA at (212) 298-9111 for dates of workshops and to register.


The Police Self Support Group is at (718) 745-3345.


The Employee Assistance Unit of the NYPD is located at 90 Church Street, 12th Floor, Suite 1213 in Manhattan, at (646) 610-6730. A new, pilot program of the EAP offers family members of MOS — spouses and children — free, confidential counseling for stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotional issues and social service needs, alcohol and substance abuse, and other personal issues. Counseling will be available in person or over the telephone.  Citywide EAP counselors are available at (212) 306-7660.  The Citywide EAP office is located at 250 Broadway, 28th floor, Manhattan, but call first to arrange an appointment. 


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The NYPD Counseling Service Unit (for alcohol/substance abuse related issues) has moved to a new location at 25 Elm Place in Brooklyn. Their phone number during regular business hours is now (718) 840-5535.


The Chaplain’s Unit of the NYPD is at (212) 473-2363. Crisis Text Line Text “Talk” to741-741; Life Line (800) 273-8255.


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