The Suffolk County Medical Examiner reported that between 1997 and 2006, an average of two Suffolk County residents a week committed suicide. Suffolk County has funded a new program – Joe’s Project – to assist the loved ones of suicide victims. The Family Service League and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention manage the program. Trained volunteers can be reached at 516-869-4215. They provide help for suicide survivors and information on family counseling, survivor support groups and community education.