SUICIDE PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

There are many web sites that contain helpful information and services related to suicide. Here are a few that we recommend:

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE
The "Hopeline" connects callers throughout the United States to the certified crisis centers closest to their calling locations. Highly trained hotline counselors are available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week to speak with callers in crisis.

The Samaritans
This group provides resources for those who are suicidal, including anonymous e-mail services where you can get support.

If You Are Thinking About Suicide...Read This First.
This is a site put together by a person who is not a mental health care professional, but does have some things to say that might be of help to you. The site also includes a list of resources, information on recovery, and information on the stigma of suicide.

SA\VE
SA\VE (Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education) has lots of information about suicide and depression that may be helpful to you.

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
The national association for suicide professionals. The web site contains lists of crisis centers/hotlines, support groups, and many other helpful resources.

Additional Resources

Sites with Suicide Awareness/Prevention information

The following links will take you to sites over which SAVE has no control. While SAVE has found these sites to be helpful, SAVE assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the information.

 

General Information on Mental Illnesses

Anxiety Disorder Association of America

General information on anxiety disorders, treatment, referrals

 

Depression Central
General information on depression and mood disorders
 

Depression Helper
Information of depression prevention
 

depressionisreal.org 
Information on depression, podcasts, public service announcements
 

everyminute.org
A grassroots campaign uniting advocates, mental health professionals and organizations into a single coalition creating a public forum advancing the need and benefit of increased mental health research
 

If you are thinking about suicide, read this first
For anyone having suicidal thoughts
 

Mental Health America 
Advocacy, support, information, resources and referrals
 

Mental Health Info Source
Information on brain illnesses, "Ask the Expert" section to inquire of a psychiatrist
 

Mental Health Information
Internet mental health
 

Mental Health Network
Information on mental health disorders and treatment, resources, videos
 

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Good site for information on brain illnesses

 

 

Resources for Families, Friends, Co-Workers, and Veterans

Camp Amanda Minnesota
Camp Amanda-Minnesota is a free camp for children and teens - kindergarten through high school- who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, close relative or significant person in their life.

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 
Support groups, advice, tips on living with family members with mood disorders
 

Families for Depression Awareness 
Site for families with questions about depression
 

Glendon Association
The mission of The Glendon Association is to save lives and enhance mental health by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships.
 

Joining Forces 
Video series designed for those who are responding to the health care needs of returning military, to assist in understanding what returning veterans and their family members have experienced.
 

National Resource Directory 
The NRD is a federal government web site for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.
 

Sad Scale 
Sad Scale is an IPhone application created to help screen for depression in the General Population, PostPartum Depression and Geriatric depression.
 

Suicide and Inhalants 
Suicide and inhalants, know the facts.
 

The Terry Wise Story: A Suicide Attempt Survivor 
The Terry Wise Story recently won a Gold Award in the 16th Annual National Health Information Awards in the Patient Education category.

 

Suicide Prevention-Specific Organizations

(including members of the National Council of Suicide Prevention)

American Association of Suicidology
Research, training, education, links to national support groups, crisis centers
 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 
Research, education, dupport, advocacy
 

The Jason Foundation 
Links for resources on brain illnesses, suicide, and resources for families
 

The Jed Foundation 
College-aged and campus information
 

Kristen Brooks Hope Center
National hopeline
 

The Link Counseling Center 
Grief, support, education, and counseling for families
 

Means Matters Project 
The mission of the Means Matter Campaign is to increase the proportion of suicide prevention groups who promote activities that reduce a suicidal person's access to lethal means of suicide.
 

National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide 
Community-Based suicide prevention for minority communities
 

Samaritans, USA 
Telephone counseling and support
 

Suicide Prevention Action Network 
Advocacy, legislative network
 

The Trevor Project 
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
 

Yellow Ribbon
School-based educational programs

 

Statistical Information and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Detailed statistics by year, age, gender, etc.
 

International Association for Suicide Prevention 
Statistics, library, research, education, etc.
 

National Center for Health Statistics
More suicide-specific statistics
 

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Good source for various injury-specific data
 

National Institude of Mental Health
Latest information on mental health 

 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
National clearinghouse for information on suicide and suicide prevention
 

World Health Organization
More facts and statistics, world suicide perspective
 

Resources for Professionals 


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Professional information, articles, links, resources
 

American Psychiatric Association
Professional information
 

American Psychotherapy Association
Excellent site for resources, information for various disciplines
 

Behavioral Associates 
Excellent site with information, links, research
 

International Resources 

Associated Counsellors & Psychologists Sydney 
Australia. A Sydney, Australia based mental health information service and expert connecting you with an expert network of professional counsellors and psychologists.
 

Depression Learning Path 
UK
 

Mental Health Association 
Australia
 

Mind Your Mind 
Canada - Information for Youth
 

Shyness and Social Anxiety Disorder - Australia 
Australia