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2012 National strategy for suicide prevention: Goals and objectives for action - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
This report outlines a national strategy to guide suicide prevention. It lists goals and objectives to ensure progress in four strategic directions: (1) healthy and empowered individuals, families, and communities; (2) clinical and community prevention services; (3) treatment and support services; and (4) surveillance, research, and evaluation. It may be useful to health promotion organizations; the media; clinical and community-based behavioral health programs, services, and service providers; researchers; and the public.
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.
Addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
Developed with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this SAMHSA video offers guidance to substance-misuse treatment counselors working with people with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It covers risk factors, warning signs, and follow-up care. It includes case scenarios that demonstrate counseling techniques and a four-step process for addressing suicidal ideation.
Air Force suicide prevention program - U.S. Air Force, Air Force Medical Service
The website of the Air Force Suicide Prevention Program features the toll-free phone number of the Military Crisis Line, as well as a link to a website for support by chat. It also includes links to related resources, news stories, and commentary on suicide prevention.
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.
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.
Army Suicide Prevention Program - U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Public Health Center (DoD)
This webpage provides resources and information for members of the United States Army on the topic of suicide and suicide prevention.
Columbia-suicide severity rating scale (C-SSRS) - Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Suicide Risk Assessment
The C-SSRS is a questionnaire that can be quickly administered in the field by paraprofessionals with no formal mental health training, and is relevant in a wide range of settings and for individuals of all ages. The authors provide links to a webinar and interactive training for more information. [Authors: Posner, K., Brent, D., Lucas, C., Gould, M., Stanley, B., Brown, G., & Mann, J.J.]
Common reactions after trauma - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
Visitors to this web page can learn about common stress reactions that individuals may experience following a disaster or other traumatic event.
Crisis Text Line - Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line serves people across the United States experiencing any type of crisis and provides free, 24/7 emotional support and information through texting with a live, trained specialist. Individuals can access the Crisis Text Line by texting "Start" to 741-741.
Cultural competence - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
This website compiles resources for disaster responders from various disciplines on providing culturally competent suicide prevention and intervention services. The linked articles, trainings, and reports provide information on a broad range of topics in cultural competence in programs, practices, and services to prevent suicide and provide support to people with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Disaster Distress Helpline wallet card: Having trouble coping after a disaster? Talk with us - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This SAMHSA wallet card highlights warning signs of psychological stress that individuals may experience following a disaster. It also provides contact information to enable individuals to call (1-800-985-5990) or text ("TalkWithUs" to 66746) a behavioral health professional at the Disaster Distress Helpline for support.
Epidemiology of the relationship between traumatic experience and suicidal behaviors - PTSD Research Quarterly
The author provides a summary of studies on the association between trauma and risk of suicidal behaviors, listing disaster survivors as a subgroup of trauma-exposed individuals who may be at a higher risk of suicidal behaviors, although additional information is needed to confirm the few studies on this topic. [Citation: Knox KL. PTSD Research Quarterly. 2008 Fall;19(4):1-8.]
Facts and statistics - American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
On this web page, you will find fact sheets that summarize national suicide statistics based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some fact sheets present general overviews, while others focus on suicide statistics among specific groups and on topics such as risk factors for suicide and traumatic brain injury.
Family coping and resiliency: Suicide prevention training tip card - U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Public Health Center (DoD)
This tip card addresses stressors facing Army families and provides coping tips and strategies to build resilience for soldiers, adolescents, and children.
IRH publications and reports - Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health (ISU, IRH)
This page at the IRH website provides links related to rural behavioral health care topics, including suicide prevention.
Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) - University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
The ICRC-S provides links to promising practices, fact sheets, toolkits, and online courses that promote a collaborative process of research, outreach, and education for suicide prevention.
Issues of depression and suicide in the fire service: Meeting report. July 11 - 12, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland - National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
This report summarizes and includes links to a white paper on depression and suicide in the fire service. It focuses on depression, suicide prevention and intervention, and recommendations for the field.
Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention - Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)
This 2-hour online training, which requires users to create an account in order to participate, teaches educators about suicide prevention.
Model school district policy on suicide prevention: Model language, commentary, and resources - The Trevor Project
This adaptable policy document is designed to help educators and school administrators implement a comprehensive suicide prevention policy.
National Institute of Mental Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (HHS, NIH, NIMH)
The NIMH website hosts resources and information on suicide prevention that can be used by researchers, health care professionals, and consumers.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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: Having Trouble Coping? With Help Comes Hope. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Lists signs of depression and urges people to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if they are having trouble coping after a traumatic event.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card: Learn the Warning Signs - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.
PTSD/suicide: Conceptualization and assessment - Rocky Mountain Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center for Suicide Prevention
This presentation highlights research describing the complicated relationship between suicide and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and includes information on suicide risk for veterans. [Authors: Homaifar, B. Y., & Wortzel, H. S.]
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 School Students - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
Equips high schools and their districts with the tools to design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote wellbeing among their students. Covers helping students at risk, after suicide response, staff training, and parent outreach.
Preventing youth suicide: Tips for parents and educators - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Teachers and other school personnel can access tips and resources on recognizing risk factors and the warning signs of suicide on this web page. They can also learn about building student resilience and the role of the school in suicide prevention.
Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide: A toolkit for senior living communities (SPARK Kit) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This toolkit contains a suite of resources with information about mental health and suicide prevention for senior living communities. It includes a manager's guide, fact sheets for residents, and hands-on training tools for professional staff and family members.
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.
Relationship between the economy, unemployment, and suicide - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
This fact sheet is based on a literature review that found a strong relationship between unemployment and the economy and suicide. The authors provide a set of talking points that behavioral health professionals can use in general suicide prevention outreach and when responding to media inquiries about the relationship between financial stress and suicide.
Retraction: Suicide after natural disasters - New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
In this article, the authors retract findings in a previously published article (that suicide rates increased among disaster-affected individuals in the United States between 1982 and 1989). In the retraction, the authors update the data analysis from their 1998 article and highlight that there was no statistically significant increase in suicide rates after any type of natural disaster. [Citation: Krug EG, Kresnow M, Peddicord JP, Dahlberg LL, Powell KE, Crosby AE, Annest JL. New England Journal of Medicine. 1999;340:148-149.]
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.
SPARK TALKS: Suicide prevention, innovation, and action - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
This series of videos covers topics in suicide prevention that are presented by leaders in the field. Lasting no more than 6 minutes, each video touches on a key idea in preventing suicide and emotional distress and building public mental health. You can include the videos in presentations or on social media to spur conversations, or watch them to learn more about work in suicide prevention or in providing mental health care or other kinds of support to people with suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Screening tools - SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (SAMHSA-HRSA CIHS)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) CIHS provides information, tools, and solutions for the development of integrated primary care and behavioral health services for individuals with mental and substance use disorders. The Screening Tools web page provides instruments to assess for suicide risk, depression, drug and alcohol misuse, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide - Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide promotes public awareness about youth suicide prevention through the development of educational training programs for teens, parents, and educators.
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) - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The SPRC website provides links to basic suicide prevention information and other resources, including online trainings, webinars, and toolkits to build the capacity of behavioral health professionals. The website also hosts the Best Practices Registry, which organizes and describes suicide prevention programs and practices throughout the United States.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center Best Practices Registry - Education Development Center, Inc.
The Registry of Evidence-Based Practices in Suicide Prevention Programs (EBPP) is a collaboration between SPRC and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to identify and classify effective suicide prevention programs through a structured, multi-disciplinary review process. Programs are reviewed for their quality and utility, using criterial adapted from guidelines developed by the National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs (NREPP).
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.
Suicide among American Indians/Alaska Natives - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
This fact sheet highlights suicide rates, factors associated with worse behavioral health and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and strengths and protective factors among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Suicide prevention - Education Development Center, Inc., Children's Safety Network (EDC, CSN)
The CSN disseminates research, conducts trainings and presentations, and develops resources related to the reduction of injury, hospitalization, disability, and death in children and youth. The Suicide Prevention web page contains resources such as webinars, publications, and links to organizations focused on suicide prevention.
Suicide prevention - U.S. Marine Corps, Community Services San Diego
This website provides information and resources for marines, their families, command and leaders, and health professionals on the topics of suicide and suicide prevention.
Suicide prevention - U.S. Navy Personnel Command
This U.S. Navy website provides resources, event information, and facts on suicide and suicide prevention for members of the U.S. Navy.
Suicide prevention mini-clinic - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of materials for veterans, their family members, and providers on suicide prevention and risk assessment, including information sheets, guides, and links to specialized trainings via this online mini-clinic.
Suicide prevention programs - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (HHS, SAMHSA, NREPP)
This report from SAMHSA's NREPP covers information from systematic reviews of the effectiveness of programs to prevent suicide. One key finding is that interventions to prevent suicide with people who do not have histories of suicidal behavior seem to increase knowledge of risk factors for suicide. Another is that cognitive approaches may help reduce thoughts about suicide among young people. Links to the systematic reviews are provided.
Suicide prevention training tip card - U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Public Health Center (DoD)
This tip card includes possible reactions, emotions, and conditions that can lead to suicide or suicide attempts. It includes information on warning signs that may indicate that a soldier is suicidal and factors that raise the risk of the individual's becoming suicidal.
Suicide prevention: Resources for providers - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health (HHS, IHS, OCPS, DBH)
The IHS website highlights culturally appropriate information on training and promising practices on suicide prevention and intervention with American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides trained crisis counselors to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth in crisis. The Trevor Lifeline is free and available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. During select hours, crisis counselors are also accessible by texting "Trevor" to 202-304-1200 or via online chat.
The relationship between PTSD and suicide - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This online fact sheet provides information about trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide, as well as resources to help prevent suicide and support people who may be at risk of suicide.
The role of emergency medical services providers in preventing suicide - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
After a disaster or other potentially traumatic event, emergency medical services (EMS) providers may encounter people with thoughts of suicide or who have attempted suicide. This 8-page information and tip sheet guides EMS providers in reducing the risk of suicide among those they serve, responding to people who have attempted suicide, and supporting survivors of suicide loss.
The role of high school teachers in preventing suicide - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
This tip sheet provides teachers with key steps for reducing suicide risk among their students. The resource includes tips on recognizing warning signs and how to respond to students at risk for suicide.
The veterans crisis line: Gun safety - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This video raises awareness about the importance of gun safety in the home and provides tips on how to reduce gun-related deaths, including suicide, in veterans and their families.
Treatment improvement protocol 50: Addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This manual provides guidelines to help substance misuse treatment counselors work with suicidal adult clients. It includes risk factors and warning signs for suicide, core counselor competencies, clinical vignettes, and information for administrators and clinical supervisors.
Veteran crisis line public fact sheet: Confidential help for veterans and their families - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This fact sheet describes the Veterans Crisis Line, a source of support that veterans and their families and friends can access by phone, chat, or text 24/7 and on every day of the year. Support provided is free, confidential, and available to people whether or not they are registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. The fact sheet was developed as part of the Gulf War Era Veteran Cohort and Biorepository Project.
Veterans Crisis Line - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans and their loved ones can reach the VA crisis line for free, confidential support even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The VA is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to operate the national hotline. The toll-free hotline number is reached by dialing 800-273-TALK (8255) and selecting option 1. Veterans can also chat online through the website or send a text message to 838255.
Veterans self-check quiz - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
This online quiz can help veterans determine how stress and depression may be affecting their lives. Upon completion of the quiz, a chat counselor will review the answers and leave a personal response for the veteran on this website, which is secure, within 30 minutes.
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.
You are not alone: Suicide prevention tools for warriors - U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DOD, DCoE), Real Warriors Campaign
This web page describes how to know if you are showing warning signs of suicide, includes tools to help you cope while you seek treatment, and provides information on where to reach out for information and support.
Youth suicide prevention school-based guide: 2012 update - University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Department of Child and Family Studies, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
This guide provides a framework for school personnel to assess and augment suicide prevention efforts and resources. It contains information that school administrators can use to bolster community partnerships.
Youth suicide prevention, intervention and postvention guidelines: A resource for school personnel - Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program
The purpose of this guide is to help school personnel understand the nature and risk of youth suicide, establish a comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program, build community and regional support networks, and learn about effective suicide prevention and intervention. The appendices include links to related materials, including forms and handouts to implement the recommendations.
safeTALK - LivingWorks Education
This 3-hour training teaches individuals steps to identify people with suicidal thoughts and connect them to resources for help and support.