Suicide Prevention Resources: General/Training
AFSP is a multifaceted organization made up of scientists, dedicated survivors of suicide loss, people with mental disorders and their families, and an expansive network of business/community leaders. Offers educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support those affected by suicide.
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs. Offers progressive programs, online training, and support.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
A list of organizations, links, articles, and other resources for suicide prevention. http://www.samhsa.gov/tribal-ttac/resources/suicide-prevention
AAS is a charitable non-profit membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide.
A community-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Provide prevention services, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.
The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
Provides resources on mental health and suicide prevention such as; noticing the signs, precaution, and what to do after an attempt.
Project Semi colon is a global non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness, suicide, addition and self-injury. The title, “Project Semicolon,” represents a goal – to believe that this is not the end but a new beginning.
This document introduces a blueprint for addressing suicide: Awareness, Intervention, and Methodology (AIM). This approach is derived from the collaborative deliberations of participants at the 1st National Suicide Prevention Conference. As a framework for suicide prevention, AIM includes 15 key recommendations refined from deliberative consensus and from evidence-based findings.
Know the Signs is a statewide (California) suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.
IF IN A CRISIS:
Call 911 or take the person to the E.R. or walk-in clinic at a hospital. Do not leave the person until help is available.
"Feelings of sadness or hopelessness, often accompanied by anxiety."
"Declining school performance. Loss of pleasure/interest in social and sports activities. Sleeping too little or too much."
"Major changes in weight or appetite. Inability to concentrate or think clearly. Withdrawal from friends and family and no desire to go out."
"Talking about 'going away', killing oneself, being a burden to others, feeling trapped or in unbearable pain."
"Giving away favorite possessions. Suddenly very happy and cheerful moods after being depressed or sad for a long time."
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