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Suicide Prevention Organizations

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If You Are Thinking About Suicide: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the …

If You Are Thinking About Suicide: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Avedium

Aevidum’s goal is to create a positive mental health environment, a culture of “I Got Your Back” in schools and communities across the nation by forming Aevidum chapters and by empowering youth. The Aevidum message is delivered creatively …

Aevidum’s goal is to create a positive mental health environment, a culture of “I Got Your Back” in schools and communities across the nation by forming Aevidum chapters and by empowering youth. The Aevidum message is delivered creatively through a series of student-generated materials, interactive displays, high-energy assemblies, community events, music, artwork, stories, and PSAs, etc.

Jana Marie Foundation

Jana Marie Foundation empowers young people, especially young women in their teens, to make positive choices, practice self-respect and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and self-expression. Through active …

Jana Marie Foundation empowers young people, especially young women in their teens, to make positive choices, practice self-respect and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and self-expression. Through active community engagement and programs like The Stompers Project® and Candid Conversations video series, JMF works to promote mental health and prevent suicide in schools and communities

 

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs. Including resources specifically for students.

The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs. Including resources specifically for students.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and …

Mental Health America is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

Minding Your Mind

The Minding Your Mind Foundation leads initiatives that reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among adolescents in middle school, high school and college. Their outreach programs enlighten students, families and educators about …

The Minding Your Mind Foundation leads initiatives that reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among adolescents in middle school, high school and college. Their outreach programs enlighten students, families and educators about the warning signs of mental health issues that are so often masked by adolescent behavior. By promoting open dialogue at school and at home, these programs encourage young adults and families to seek the appropriate help.

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide

Formed to stop the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities. Strategies include: research to identify the unique factors in minority communities that contribute to suicide, community-based strategies to prevent suicide and the associated …

Formed to stop the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities. Strategies include: research to identify the unique factors in minority communities that contribute to suicide, community-based strategies to prevent suicide and the associated problems of violence and depression, corporate partnerships to expand opportunity and build alliances in inner cities, and assistance to local government, law enforcement, schools, and mental health officials to make a bigger impact in suicide prevention.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Started in 2006 by two fathers who had lost teenaged children to suicide. Core values: Passionate commitment to the value of life; belief in the effectiveness of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies; dedication to removing public stigma …

Started in 2006 by two fathers who had lost teenaged children to suicide. Core values: Passionate commitment to the value of life; belief in the effectiveness of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies; dedication to removing public stigma about suicide; conviction that accurate information and education about suicide can save lives. Includes sections for teens, parents and educators.

Suicide Prevention Voices of Education (SAVE)

The SAVE mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide.

The SAVE mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide.

Information & Guides for Caregivers of Youth

13 Reasons Why Resources

SPRC’s Grantee and State Initiatives Team has pulled together the following short list of key resources that may help you in supporting schools, parents, and communities, as well as key information on safe and effective ways of messaging about …

SPRC’s Grantee and State Initiatives Team has pulled together the following short list of key resources that may help you in supporting schools, parents, and communities, as well as key information on safe and effective ways of messaging about suicide risk and prevention as you and your partners respond.

CDC Suicide Prevention Strategies

A informational webpage with suicide prevention resources including, “Promoting Individual, Family, and Community Connectedness to Prevent Suicidal Behavior.

A informational webpage with suicide prevention resources including, “Promoting Individual, Family, and Community Connectedness to Prevent Suicidal Behavior.

Nemours Foundation—About Teen Suicide

Largest and most-visited site on the web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth provides families …

Largest and most-visited site on the web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.

Means Matters

Resources from the Harvard School of Public Health on lethal means.

Resources from the Harvard School of Public Health on lethal means.

It’s Time to Talk About It – A Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention

A guide to help family members recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide in order to be able to identify these signs in youth, with information on how to find help for that youth.

A guide to help family members recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide in order to be able to identify these signs in youth, with information on how to find help for that youth.

National Association of School Psychologists

Represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.  There is a section on resource on preventing youth Suicide – tips for parents and educators.

Represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.  There is a section on resource on preventing youth Suicide – tips for parents and educators.

A Parents Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Your Child

Youth Suicide Prevention Program guide to help parents and caregivers gain information on depression in children; including, what to look for, what to do if you recognize the signs of depression, how to help older children care for their friends, …

Youth Suicide Prevention Program guide to help parents and caregivers gain information on depression in children; including, what to look for, what to do if you recognize the signs of depression, how to help older children care for their friends, and additional resources.

Means Restriction

Means Matter

Resources from the Harvard School of Public Health on lethal means.

Resources from the Harvard School of Public Health on lethal means.

Suicideproof.org

Contains an interactive graphic that provides simple steps to suicide-proofing your home. This site also contains resources for suicide prevention and information about how you can get involved.

Contains an interactive graphic that provides simple steps to suicide-proofing your home. This site also contains resources for suicide prevention and information about how you can get involved.

Counseling Families on Gun Safety

This website provided by CHOP is geared towards those who have a role in counseling parents in gun safety. It contains a 52 minute webinar from September 10, 2015 focusing on how to promote realistic and meaningful discussion with parents about how …

This website provided by CHOP is geared towards those who have a role in counseling parents in gun safety. It contains a 52 minute webinar from September 10, 2015 focusing on how to promote realistic and meaningful discussion with parents about how to keep their children safe.

Suicide in Parking Facilities: Prevention, Response, and Recovery

This PDF file is from the International Parking Institute and it focuses on how organizations can design, manage, or operate parking garages in regards to suicide prevention, response, and recovery.

This PDF file is from the International Parking Institute and it focuses on how organizations can design, manage, or operate parking garages in regards to suicide prevention, response, and recovery.

Videos & Webinars

Youth Suicide Prevention PSA for Parents & Caregivers

In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also includes suggestions for what to say to a teen …

In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe.

Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Suicide

17-minute video from The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

17-minute video from The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

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