AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY
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Links of Interest

Crisis Centers | Mental Health | Prevention | Professional Organizations
Research | Surviving Suicide | Training | Treatment | Youth Suicide

Crisis Centers

Befrienders Worldwide
Befrienders Wordwide
With 300+ befriending centers world-wide, Befrienders International centers are run by trained volunteers and offer a service that is free, non-judgemental and completely confidential.

Contact USA
Contact USA
Contact USA is a network of crisis intervention and telephone helpline centers across the nation and is dedicated to providing leadership and support to these centers


Mental Health

Dave Nee Foundation
Dave Nee Foundation
The mission of the Dave Nee Foundation is to fight depression and prevent suicide by promoting and encouraging the diagnosis and treatment of depression among adolescents and young adults.  Their innovative and unique program, Uncommon Counsel, fights depression and works to prevent suicide among law students by educating law students about depression, its prevalence in the legal profession, and the availability and effectiveness of treatment.

DBSA
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance is the nation's leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses - depression and bipolar disorder.  The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand.

The Glendon Association
The Glendon Association
The Glendon Association is an organization whose mission is to save lives and enhance mental health by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships.  They conduct research and share what we know through various workshops, publications, and educational documentaries.

NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.  Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1,100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.


Mental Health America
Mental Health America
Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation's leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


World Health Organization
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health.  It was established on April 7, 1948.  WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.  Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.


Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.  AFSP's activities include supporting research projects, providing information and education about suicide and depression, and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is in the process of developing a Canadian blueprint for a national strategy for suicide prevention.  The purpose is to articulate what a national strategy would look like that would, in turn, prompt action by all segments of Canadian society including all government levels.

Choose Life
Choose Life
Choose Life is a national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland.

DSPO
Defense Suicide Prevention Office
DSPO oversees all strategic development, implementation, centralization, standardization, communication and evaluation of DoD suicide and risk reduction programs, policies and surveillance activities. To reduce the impact of suicide on Service members and their families, DSPO uses a range of approaches related to policy, research, communications, law and behavioral health. DSPO works with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau to support our Service members and strengthen a resilient and ready force. DSPO strives to help foster a climate that encourages Service members to seek help for their behavioral issues.


The Jason Foundation
The Jason Foundation
In 1997, The Jason Foundation was founded by Clark Flatt after losing his sixteen year-old son, Jason, to the silent epidemic of youth suicide.  Since then, The Jason Foundation has worked to help educate young people, parents, teachers, and other who work with young people about youth suicide.  Their mission is helping young people deal with the pressures of growing up by offering choices other than suicide as an answer to problems.

Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation was established in order to prevent suicide on college campuses and focus on the underlying causes of suicide.  The Jed Foundation convenes higher education and government leaders as well as scientific research and mental health experts in order to design effective prevention programs that reflect the best in current thinking.

LIFE Living Is For Everyone
LIFE: Living Is For Everyone
Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

Yellow Ribbon
Light for Life Foundation - Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
A community-based outreach program of Light for Life Foundation International, Yellow Ribbon offers a program that teaches about the internal nature of depression and loneliness.  Suicide Prevention Community Development, Gatekeeper Training, seminars, workshops with fully developed curriculum (and videos) are available.

Harvard School of Public Health
Means Matter: Harvard School of Public Health
Most efforts to prevent suicide focus on why people take their lives. But as we understand more about who attempts sucide and when and where and why, it becomes increasingly clear that how a person attempts - the means they use - plays a key role in whether they live or die.

SA/VE
SA/VE (Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education)
SAVE's mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

Suicide Prevention News and Comment
Suicide Prevention News and Comment
A privately-owned blog maintained by Franklin Cook, a longtime suicide prevention advocate and suicide grief outreach worker.

SPRC
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
A grassroots team of Tennesseans working to eliminate the stigma of suicide, educate the community about the warning signs of suicide, and ultimately reduce the rate of suicide in the state of Tennessee.

Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
The Youth Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing youth suicide through training, public awareness and communities in action.


Professional Organizations


Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is in the process of developing a Canadian blueprint for a national strategy for suicide prevention.  The purpose is to articulate what a national strategy would look like that would, in turn, prompt action by all segments of Canadian society including all government levels.

Guard Your Health
Guard Your Health
Guard Your Health is a central place online for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health and medical readiness. Website visitors can access health tips, expert commentary, and community forums on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, dental health, readiness, and family resilience.

International Association for Suicide Prevention
International Association for Suicide Prevention
IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.



Research

CDC
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), a center for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries.  The WISQARS Database is an interactive system that provides customize reports of injury-related data.

NLM
National Library of Medicine (Medline PLUS)
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library.  Located on the campuses of the National Institute of Health, the Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

Oxford
Oxford University Centre for Suicide Research
The Centre focuses on the investigation of the causes, treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior.

SafetyLit
SafetyLit
SafetyLit is a service of the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health in cooperation with the World Health Organization.  The weekly SafetyLit Update Bulletin provides abstracts of English language reports from researchers who work in the more than 30 professional disciplines relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm.

SPRC
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.


Surviving Suicide

Alliance of Hope
Alliance of Hope
A website for survivors that includes a lively discussion forum, links to support groups, a recommended book list, even poetry.

Friends for Survival
Friends for Survival, Inc.
A national outreach program for survivors of suicide loss.  Friends for Survival, Inc. is dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide.

Heartbeat
HEARTBEAT Grief Support Following Suicide
Support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide.  HEARTBEAT is a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one.

Memory Tree
Memory Tree of Lights
The "Memory Tree of Lights" is a ministry which focuses on the Christmas holiday season and provides comfort, education, intervention and hope to people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of someone to suicide and who are overwhelmed by this loss during the Christmas season.

Music for the Soul
Music for the Soul
Chaos of the Heart, a CD of music and spoken word, is a faith-based resource for those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Samaritans
The Samaritans
Samaritans USA is the coalition of the 11 non-profit, non-religious Samaritans suicide prevention centers in the United States.  Its primary purpose is to further the Samaritan's principles of befriending people who are depress, in crisis and suicidal as practiced on or through our volunteer-staffed crisis response hotlines, public education programs and suicide survivor support groups.

Sibling Connection
The Sibling Connection
This site has been created as a resource for anyone who has experience the death of a brother or sister.

Sibling Survivors.com
SiblingSurvivors.com
A website dedicated to support for people who have lost a sibling to suicide.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is a UK charity that exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.  Their website contains a variety of support material, including testimonies written by survivors.


Training

Clinical Tools
EndingSuicide.com
Through Clinical Tools, Inc., EndingSuicide.com provides simple, coordinated, easily available education to individuals and organizations.

LivingWorks
LivingWorks
LivingWorks is an organization dedicated to enhancing suicide intervention skills at the community level, and does so with widely-available suicide prevention training programs designed for all types of caregivers.

USMilitaryMatters.org
US Military Matters
US Military Matters offers free webinar trainings for service members and their families who have served or are currently service in any of the National Guard or Reserve components of the Military. The training is also available for mental health providers who want to help. It's science-based behavioral training created by people who truly understand.
These webinars and trainings are made possible by a cooperative grant agreement between the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) and the American Association of Suicidology, in cooperation with the National Center for Veterans Studies, to conduct programs and trainings in suicide prevention, outreach, and education for the National Guard, Reserves, their families, and mental health providers.



Treatment

The Aeschi Working Group
The Aeschi Working Group
A movement for improving the therapeutic approach to the suicidal person.

Theravive
Theravive Therapist Network
Therapists with Theravive work with clients to resolve issues so that they can move forward with their lives and not be dependent on counseling for years to come.  Clients are encouraged in a safe environment to discover how the presenting issues affect life, learn the important changes needed to be made, and with tools provided by the counselor being a new journey towards a brighter future; a more fulfilling life of purpose, meaning, and greater joy.

HelpPro
HelpPro
HelpPro gives people struggling with a suicide crisis an opportunity to link to metnal health service providers with expertise in suicide risk assessment, management and support.


Youth Suicide

Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone
Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counseling, referral and Internet service for children and youth.  Professional counselors provide immediate caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.

Not MY Kid
Not MY Kid, Inc.
Not MY Kid is dedicated to raising awareness about the most prevalent youth and adolescent mental and behavioral health issues.

 

   
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