Here you can find a small list of helpful links to other sites about suicide prevention, mental health, and getting help.
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. This site provides information on suicide statistics, notable references in suicidology, suicide fact sheets, and warning signs of suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2006 — each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. Information on this site includes frequently asked questions, suicide statistics, warning signs, and helpful resources for surviving suicide loss.
It Gets Better Project LGBT Youth
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.
The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students. The Jed Foundation is guided by an expert board of mental health professionals in an effort to identify the underlying causes of suicide and produce effective prevention, awareness and intervention programs.
Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up. Take the time to learn what to do now, so you’re ready to be there for a friend or loved one when it matters most. The Know the Signs website has helpful information for people that may be concerned about a friend or loved one and want to get educated about signs of depression and suicidality.
Live Through This is the first known project of its kind, and the most extensive catalog in existence of stories of hope and recovery after a suicide attempt. Its mission is to change public attitudes about suicide for the better; to reduce prejudice and discrimination against attempt survivors; to provide comfort to those experiencing suicidality by letting them know that they’re not alone and tomorrow is possible; to give insight to those who have trouble understanding suicidality, and catharsis to those who have lost a loved one; and to be used as a teaching tool for clinicians in training, or anyone else who might benefit from a deeper understanding of first-person experiences with suicide.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
MY3 is an app available on Android and iOS for individuals who may be having thoughts of suicide, or who have a history of suicidal behavior. It is designed to help these individuals stay safe during when they are experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health
Network of Care is a highly interactive, single information place where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers all can go to easily access a wide variety of important information. The resources in this “virtual community” include a fast, comprehensive Service Directory; links to pertinent Web sites from across the nation; a comprehensive, easy-to-use Library; a political advocacy tool; community message boards; and many others. The Network of Care includes sections on Seniors & People with Disabilities,Mental/Behavioral Health, Kids (ages 0-5), Children and Families (ages 0-18), and Developmental Disabilities.
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website provides information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses. The site also has information on suicide prevention.
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Those looking for support, can call 1-800-RUNAWAY, visit 1800RUNAWAY.org, and/or text 66008.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
We have had suicidal thoughts and emotions and problems that felt unsolvable. Here are our stories, including research based ways for managing the most painful moments of life. Now Matters Now teaches Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Current Emotion, Opposite Action and Paced-breathing. These skills are part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, proven to be helpful for people considering suicide.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Their work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (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.
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN)
SPAN USA accomplishes its mission through SPAN USA Affiliates and volunteer organizers of all ages who work to promote and advance suicide prevention.Community Organizers work to raise awareness about suicide in their communities and communicate with their local, state and federal policy makers to advocate for suicide prevention.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Serves all veterans, all Service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends. They can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, then press 1. For the Veteran’s Crisis Textline send a text to 838255.
Provides empowerment and support for veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. Programs include mental and physical wellness, career and VA benefits counseling, etc. You may also be eligible for the program if you are the family member or caregiver of a Wounded Warrior.