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2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
This report outlines a national strategy to guide suicide prevention actions. It includes goals and objectives across four strategic directions: (1) wellness and empowerment, (2) prevention services, (3) treatment and support services, and (4) surveillance, research, and evaluation.
A Guide for Early Responders Supporting Survivors Bereaved by Suicide - Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network
This guide provides information for first responders who are working with survivors who have lost a loved one to suicide. The manual includes information on reducing the stigma of suicide, assisting survivors, and supporting first responders.
A Primer on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) - International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
This primer provides an overview of CISM as a comprehensive, integrative, multicomponent crisis intervention system to use in a wide variety of community and occupational settings. The document briefly describes the seven core components of CISM and emphasizes the importance of using multiple interventions within the CISM framework.
A Prospective Cohort Study of the Effectiveness of Employer-Sponsored Crisis Interventions After a Major Disaster - International Journal of Emergency Mental Health
This article examines the effect of brief crisis interventions, including critical incident stress management, following the World Trade Center disaster. [Authors: Boscarino, J., Adams, R. & Figley, C.]
About the Program: Program Overview - Mental Health First Aid USA
This website provides information on mental health first aid, including how to become certified by taking the interactive 12-hour course.
American Association of Suicidology - American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
The American Association of Suicidology promotes suicide prevention and intervention research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals, volunteers, and suicide survivors. This website offers an online directory of suicide survivor support groups.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
This website offers an online directory of suicide survivor support groups. AFSP has partnered with the National Institute of Mental Health to participate in a workshop addressing research on survivors of suicide, including the role of first responders in working with survivors.
An Update on Acute Stress Disorder - PTSD Research Quarterly
This article gives an update on the DSM-V diagnosis for acute stress disorder, and discusses the diagnosis and treatment of acute stress disorder, including cognitive behavior interventions. [Author: Bryant, R. A.]
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - LivingWorks Education
ASIST is a 2-day training program that teaches participants how to assist those at risk for suicide.
Assessment, Crisis Intervention, and Trauma Treatment: The Integrative ACT Intervention Model - Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention
This paper describes the Assessment, Crisis Intervention, and Trauma Treatment model, which integrates various assessment and triage protocols with the seven-stage crisis intervention model, and the ten-step acute traumatic stress management protocol. [Author: Roberts, A. R.]
CPT Web: A Web-based Learning Course for Cognitive Processing Therapy - Medical University of South Carolina
CPT Web is an online course on Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veteran/Military Populations (CPT). Although the course emphasizes how CPT may be used to help people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to military and combat experiences, it can be used to help people with PTSD associated with any trauma. The course includes online information, video demonstrations, clinical scripts, and common clinical challenges and ways to address them
CTG Web: A Web-based Learning Course for Using Trauma-Focused CBT for Childhood Traumatic Grief - Medical University of South Carolina
CTG Web is a follow-up training course to TF-CBT web that teaches therapists how to apply TF-CBT to cases of child traumatic grief. The course also includes streaming video demonstrations, clinical scripts, cultural considerations, clinical challenges and other learning resources related to TF-CBT and tailored for childhood traumatic grief.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership, and methodologies. The Center's work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human-caused disasters, and public health threats.
CitizenCorps.Gov - Citizen Corps (FEMA)
The mission of Citizen Corps, according to its website, is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Acute Stress Disorder (CBT for ASD) - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
This treatment manual for clinicians uses cognitive behavioral therapy for acute stress disorder.
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This webpage provides information on Cognitive Processing Therapy, which is a model designed to decrease distress from trauma, and discusses four skills used to handle distressing thoughts.
Community Emergency Response Team - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
This website provides an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and a searchable database to find local CERT programs. Recognizing the importance of preparing citizens, the Federal Emergency Management Agency partnered with the National Fire Academy to expand the CERT materials and made them applicable to all hazards.
Curbside Manner: Stress First Aid for the street - National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
This online course prepares first responders to use a set of principles and actions to meet the needs and promote the resilience of those they assist, including survivors of natural and human-caused disasters. The course includes video, a quiz, and a student manual. [Authors: Gist, R., Watson, P., Taylor, V., & Elvander, E.]
Does Early Psychological Intervention Promote Recovery From Posttraumatic Stress? - Psychological Science in the Public Interest
This review article discusses the evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions within the first month following any type of traumatic event. [Authors: McNally, R. J., Bryant, R. A., Ehlers, A.]
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
FEMA is the U.S. Government's principal agency charged with building and supporting the Nation's emergency management system.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Online Courses - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
FEMA offers free independent study courses that can be completed for continuing education units. Courses cover topics such as emergency preparedness, developing and managing volunteers, and the Incident Command System.
Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-Term Mass Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence - Psychiatry Online
This article, written by 20 international experts in the fields of disaster and traumatic stress intervention, delineates five empirically supported intervention principles to be used in situations of both disaster and ongoing mass violence. These principles, incorporated into a number of disaster response initiatives, are: (1) promoting a sense of safety, (2) promoting calming, (3) promoting a sense of self- and community-efficacy, (4) promoting connectedness, and (5) instilling hope. [Authors: Hobfoll, S. E., Watson, P. J., Bell, C. C., Bryant, R. A., Brymer, M. J., Friedman, M. J., et al.]
Governments Discover Need for Mental Health First Aid - Governing the States and Localities
This article discusses the increase in state and local government support for mental health first aid and suggests training employees to be instructors as a cost-effective way to train an agency.
Grief and Bereavement: What Psychiatrists Need to Know - World Psychiatry
This article provides a review and summary of four areas of grief that are important for psychiatrists: (1) uncomplicated (normal) grief, (2) complicated grief, (3) grief-related major depression, and (4) psychiatrist reactions to patient suicides. [Authors: Zisook, S., & Shear, K.]
Guidelines for International Training in Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions for Trauma Exposed Populations in Clinical and Community Settings - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
The goal of this paper is to develop consensus-based guidelines for training in mental health and psychosocial interventions for trauma-exposed populations in the international arena.
Helping Heroes - Medical University of South Carolina
Helping Heroes is a web-based training course divided into 10 training modules of cognitive behavioral treatment for providers who serve firefighters, first responder populations, and their families. The training provides evidence-based techniques tailored to the issues that fire service and first responder personnel regularly experience. The course includes tailored guidance on treatment of occupational stress, anxiety, and depression in first responder populations.
IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings - Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
These guidelines enable humanitarian actors to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multi-sectoral responses to protect and improve people's mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency.
IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides a general overview of disaster preparedness and weapons of mass destruction. This online training is the first step for individuals who are interested in being involved in disaster preparedness and response. The website notes that in order to become a volunteer, individuals must also complete a classroom training offered by a local government agency.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation - International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, according to its website, is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.
Johns Hopkins Public Health Preparedness Programs: Mental Health Preparedness Trainings - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center has developed a variety of mental health preparedness trainings that are available online.
Listen, protect, and connect: Psychological First Aid for children and parents - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ready.gov
This document was created for parents and caregivers to help them understand what their child may go through after a disaster, and offers ways to help children following disasters. Basics are taught, and registered caregivers can form a personalized profile based on their child's personal experience and behaviors. [Authors: Schreiber, M., & Gurwitch, R.]
Massachusetts Environmental Health Association Disaster Behavioral Health Training - Massachusetts Environmental Health Association
The Association has developed several disaster behavioral health trainings that are available online.
Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health First Aid USA
This web page at the North Central Behavioral Health Systems web site provides information on mental health first aid, including common myths about mental illness, and information on how to become certified.
Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for English Speaking Countries - Mental Health First Aid
A comprehensive compilation of mental health first aid guidelines, including tips for helping adults and children through a disaster or traumatic event.
Mental Health First Aid USA - What You Learn - Mental Health First Aid USA
The Mental Health First Aid program, according to its website, is an interactive session which. . .introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
Mental Health First Aid: Show Me How - State of Missouri
Developed by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, this presentation discusses mental health first aid and its history.
Mental health and mass violence: evidence-based early psychological intervention for victims/survivors of mass violence: a workshop to reach consensus on best practices - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (HHS, NIH, NIMH)
This guidance document is based on an international expert consensus workshop that yielded guidelines for immediate, intermediate, and long-term response following disasters and mass violence.
Mobile App: PFA Mobile - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
Compatible with iOS and Android devices, this mobile app is designed to support disaster responders in providing Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the field. The app features reviews of PFA guidelines, tips on providing PFA, and tools for tracking the needs of survivors.
Mobile App: PTSD Coach - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
The PTSD Coach app can be used by individuals who believe they may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as their families. It provides users with resources they can trust, including PTSD treatments that work. Features also include tools for tracking symptoms, tools for handling stress, and direct links to support and help.
National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This website is an educational resource that provides information about trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for a variety of audiences, including disaster responders. It contains the current edition of the Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide, an essential tool for helping disaster survivors (http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/materials/manuals/psych-first-aid.asp); resources for responding to disasters; and responder stress management information.
National Council for Behavioral Health - National Council for Behavioral Health
The mission of the National Council for Behavioral Health is to champion opportunities that advance their members' ability to deliver proactive and holistic healthcare services.
National Suicide Lifeline: After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This guide aids family members coping with the aftermath of a relative's suicide attempt. The guide describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and describes how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - SAMHSA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. When someone calls the helpline, his or her call is routed to the nearest crisis center. The Lifeline's national network, consisting of more than 150 local crisis centers, provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card: Learn the Warning Signs - SAMHSA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)
This wallet card lists the warning signs of suicide and urges those who exhibit any of the signs to contact a mental health professional or call the suicide prevention hotline.
Post-disaster Psychological Intervention Since 9/11 - American Psychologist
This article reviews advances that have been made in research and experience after 9/11 that have led to the development of evidence-based and evidence-informed guidelines and strategies to support the design and implementation of public mental health programs after terrorism and disaster. [Authors: Watson, P.J., Brymer, M. J., & Bonanno, G. A.]
Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Counsellors - World Health Organization (WHO)
This paper is a guide for counselors seeking education in suicide prevention.
Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Police, Firefighters and other First Line Responders - World Health Organization (WHO)
This paper provides suicide facts and figures, information on the role of first responders in suicide prevention, and information on helping someone who is suicidal.
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This toolkit is intended to help high schools and school districts design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. The resource includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.
Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This webpage provides information on Prolonged Exposure therapy, which is a model designed to decrease distress from trauma.
Providing Psychological First Aid (PFA) - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Mental Health Disaster Preparedness and Response
This tip sheet provides information on how to apply PFA during and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
Psychological Debriefing for Preventing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Review) - The Cochrane Library
This paper offers a statistical review of CISM [critical incident stress management] as an integrated multicomponent crisis intervention system. [Authors: Rose, S.C., Bisson, J., Churchchill, R., & Wessely, S.]
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect: Model and Teach - U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
This document adapts the Listen, Protect, and Connect model of PFA, for school personnel, and also reviews the type of training school staff members need to effectively use PFA.
Psychological First Aid (PFA): Field Operations Guide (2nd ed.) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This guide provides the details of the psychological first aid model, which uses "an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism."
Psychological First Aid (PFA): Field Operations Guide for Community Religious Professionals (2nd ed.) - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This adaptation of the guide gives community religious professionals an introduction and overview to PFA, described as "an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism." The manual also provides information on core actions of PFA that community religious professionals can use following a disaster.
Psychological First Aid (PFA): Medical Reserve Corps Field Operations Guide (2nd ed.) - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Medical Reserve Corps Mental Health Work Group recommends PFA as a "standard model of mental health intervention in early response to disasters and other traumatic events."
Psychological First Aid for Families Experiencing Homelessness - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This guide provides an adaptation of the psychological first aid model that shelter providers can use when working with families experiencing homelessness.
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) - Field operations guide (2nd edition) - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This 79-page guide provides information on PFS-S, an adaptation of the PFA evidence-based intervention model for school personnel. It provides information on how to use PFA-S to support school children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of a school crisis, disaster, or terrorism event. [Authors: Brymer, M., Taylor, M., Escudero, P., Jacobs, A., Kronenberg, M., Macy, R., Mock, L., Payne, L., Pynoos, R., & Vogel, J.]
Psychological First Aid for Youth Experiencing Homelessness - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This adaptation of the psychological first aid model is designed to be used when working with youth who are experiencing homelessness. The guide provides "a framework and a model for direct care staff working in drop-in centers, emergency and transitional shelters, and group homes so they can better understand and address the needs of homeless youth who are often impacted by trauma."
Psychological First Aid for first responders: Tips for emergency and disaster response workers - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This pamphlet provides a brief explanation of Psychological First Aid for first responders and information for working in the field.
Psychological First Aid online - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Psychological First Aid (PFA) online is an interactive course in which the participant learns about PFA by taking on the role of a provider after a disaster. The course includes expert tips, videos, activities, and access to an online learning community.
Psychological First Aid: Field operations guide for nursing homes - American Health Care Association
This guide was adapted for nursing homes from the Psychological First Aid Field (PFA) Operations Guide (2nd edition). The resource also includes special adaptations and instructions for working with older adults after disasters. [Authors: Brown, L. M., & Hyer, K.]
Psychological First Aid: How you can support well-being in disaster victims - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This brief tip sheet provides an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA), an approach to assisting disaster survivors in meeting their needs. It presents key principles of PFA and then lists dos and don'ts in keeping with the approach to help survivors to reconnect with important people in their lives, activate their resilience, and move toward greater adjustment and well-being after a disaster. Also available in Chinese at https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/psychological-first-aid-chinese.
QPR (Question,Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training - QPR Institute
QPR is a suicide prevention training for participants to be able to recognize the warning signs of suicide and question, persuade, and refer people at risk for suicide for help.
SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
The Disaster Distress Helpline is the nation's first hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is available via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text "TalkWithUs" to 66746) to U.S. residents who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline's website provides information on disaster distress in addition to a brochure and wallet card.
School-Based Mental Health Intervention for Children Affected by Political Violence in Indonesia: A Cluster Randomized Trial - Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
This article assesses the effectiveness of school-based interventions in children exposed to trauma through violence. [Authors: Tol, W. A., Komproe, I. H., Susanty, D., Jordans, M., Macy, R., & De Jong, J.]
Skills for Psychological Recovery - Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
Based on the Skills for Psychological Recovery Field Operations Guide, this brochure provides a quick guide to the components of skills for psychological recovery.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
Established by Congress in 1992 and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA is charged with reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in the United States.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, and to serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) - SAMHSA; Others
Offers technical assistance, training and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. Resources include information on school-based prevention programs, a best practices registry, and state information.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Roles in Suicide Prevention - SAMHSA; Others
This website provides fact sheets on suicide prevention that are tailored for specific roles, such as coworkers, managers, faith leaders, first responders, foster parents, school personnel, and teens. Each fact sheet offers guidance and resources for specific suicide prevention scenarios.
TF-CBT Consult: A Consultation Tool for Trauma-Focused CBT - Medical University of South Carolina
TF-CBT Consult is an online tool that gives automated clinical consultation to therapists using TF-CBT. The consultation includes text answers, video explanations, clinical demonstrations, and dialogues.
TF-CBT Web: A Web-based Learning Course for Trauma-Focused CBT - Medical University of South Carolina
TF-CBT Web is a web-based training course for learning Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. It includes streaming video demonstrations, clinical scripts, cultural considerations, clinical challenges and other learning resources related to TF-CBT.
The TENTS Guidelines - The European Network for Traumatic Stress (TENTS)
These post-disaster guidelines were developed by a review and international expert consensus process. They provide guidance about the provision of psychosocial care following disasters and mass violence, including planning, preparation and management; general components; and specific components to be covered at particular phases of the response.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
This web page provides a summary of TF-CBT and includes reviews of relevant research findings on this model, which is used with children who have experienced a wide array of types of trauma. The page features a link to an online course on TF-CBT at http://tfcbt.musc.edu. An advanced clinical degree is required to access the course content.
Treating Acute Stress Disorder: An Evaluation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Supporting Counseling Techniques - American Journal of Psychiatry
This article reviews the use of cognitive behavior therapy in treating trauma survivors at risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder. [Authors: Bryant, R. A., Sackville, T., Dang, S. T., Moulds, M., & Guthrie, R.]
Treating Trauma: Cognitive Processing Therapy - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
This webpage provides a summary of TF-CBT and includes reviews of relevant research findings on this model, which is used with children who have experienced a wide array of trauma.
Types of Debriefing Following Disasters - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This article reviews different debriefings, including critical incident stress management, and evaluates research findings related to the model.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
HHS is the U.S. Government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Understanding Acute Grief - National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
This tip sheet describes acute grief, and discusses four tasks involved in moving through the grieving process after a loss.
World Health Organization (WHO) - World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - Light for Life Foundation International
Yellow Ribbon provides trainings in suicide prevention, and collaborates with community support networks to reduce the stigma of suicide.