Resources that Can Help with Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a topic that is near to my heart. This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. First, if you think that someone you know is in danger of harming themselves, call 911!
1. Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Importantly, the (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center.
2. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
3. Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)
Specifically, teen suicide is a growing problem in America and many other countries. SPTS is a nonprofit organization. Reducing teen suicide is the goal. These resources are for teens, parents, and educators. SPTS also pushes legislation. This is by requiring teachers to undergo training in suicide prevention.
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC views overall mental health and suicide as important public health issues.
5. Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
This is a public and private alliance of organizations. In short, it is dedicating itself to preventing suicide. The Action Alliance works with many groups. It is to help people understand and prevent suicide.
6. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The AFSP website has a long list of resources. It also provides help to people who have lost loved ones to suicide.
7. Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
Teens are often more comfortable texting than talking on the telephone. It is for those unwilling or unable to voice call. They will help de-escalate individuals who are considering suicide. T
HelpGuide provides information on a wide variety of mental health issues, including suicide, and those contemplating suicide. It also provides a list of common myths about suicide.
9. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Crisis line: 1-800-273-8255
Founded by a mother who lost her daughter to suicide in 1979. SAVE’s mission is to help prevent suicide. This is through public awareness and education. Equally important, SAVE hopes to reduce the stigma of suicidal ideation.
10. The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998. Equally important, the Trevor Project is the leading national organization. It provides crisis intervention as well as suicide prevention services. These services help the LGBTQ+ young people under 25.