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Expert discusses how to cope with suicide, where to get help

Expert discusses how to cope with suicide and where to get help

Stephanie Grandjean from Contact Community Services joined CNYCentral Friday to discuss the sensitive but serious topic of suicide. In light of recent celebrity deaths, Grandjean talks about the impact, as well where people can go to get help for themselves or someone they know.

Grandjean said that when there is a public suicide, people reach out for themselves or are concerned about others and want to know how to help them.

"Any kind of change in behavior is huge. So you want to look for people who are maybe withdrawing or not participating in events or activities like they used to. Or maybe it’s the opposite. Sometimes anger or aggression can be a sign that someone is really struggling," Grandjean said.

You can watch the full interview in the video player above.

Resources on where to get help:

Onondaga County 24-hour hotline: 315-251-0600

Cayuga County 24-hour hotline: 1-877-400-8740

For the National Suicide hotline call 1-800-273-TALK or text "HOME" to 741741.

For more information on local resources, click here.

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