Suicide Prevention Resources

SUICIDE PREVENTION EVENTS
Annual Conference of American Association of Suicidology
http://www.suicidology.org/
Suicide Prevention Week
The week that include September 10
World Health Organization: World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10
http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/wspd/en/
International Association for Suicide Prevention World Suicide Prevention Day info
https://www.iasp.info/wspd/
Words Save Lives art performance event, based in Lawrence, Kansas
Always on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10
Hosted by Marcia Epstein, LMSW
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Each November, on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving
For info about each year’s events across the US & beyond
https://afsp.org/international-survivors-of-suicide-loss-day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, Lawrence, KS Community Workshop
hosted by Marcia Epstein, LMSW

VERY HELPFUL NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES
Note: These additional pages have helpful info, although I am not able to keep them totally up to date.
~ For and about Transgender and Questioning Youth and Adults
~ For and about Survivors of Suicide Attempts
For and about Survivors of Suicide Loss
~ For Family and Friends of People Living With Suicide Thoughts and/or Attempts

~ Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/
~ American Association of Suicidology www.suicidology.org
~ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org
~ Critical Suicidology https://criticalsuicidology.net/
Live Through This
~ Man Therapy http://mantherapy.org/
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Safety Planning Intervention by Barbara Stanley and Gregory Brown
~ Speaking of Suicide http://www.speakingofsuicide.com/
~ Suicide Prevention Resource Center www.sprc.org
~ World Health Organization “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative”  http://www.who.int/mental_health/suicide-prevention/en/
~ Zero Suicide www.zerosuicide.com

Faith Communities
Faith.Hope.Life.is an initiative of the Faith Communities Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. All the information and resources necessary to launch Faith.Hope.Life. in your faith community are available on this website  https://theactionalliance.org/faith-hope-life

Media recommendations for Reporting On Suicide
~ Entertainment Industries Council Recommendations About Suicide Safety
http://www.eiconline.org/topic-areas/mental-health/suicide-prevention/
~ Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
http://reportingonsuicide.org/

Means Restriction
~ Counseling On Access to Lethal Means (CALM), SPRC Online Training
https://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/calm-counseling-access-lethal-means
~ Means Matter, Harvard School of Public Health   http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/
~ Suicide Prevention for Gun Shops and Ranges (NAMI NH)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Fu2qmShZg

for Native College Students
http://nativeappropriations.com/2015/01/dear-native-college-student-you-are-loved.html

USA Data
~ USA data on youth suicide thoughts and attempts (which could include self harm) available from CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS)
USA statistics on suicide deaths compiled by members of the American Association of Suicidology
~ USA estimates on adults and suicide thoughts and attempts: SAMHSA NSDUH reports

ADDITIONAL INTERNET CONTENT

No One Else Can Play Your Part
http://vimeo.com/105792700

Coming Apart // Friends of Emmett
featuring suicide attempt survivor Kevin Hines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh93DQsspbg

Instructions For A Bad Day // spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7OGY1Jxp3o

In the USA, Free, 24/7 Support for You or Someone Else
CRISIS TEXT LINE: text START to 741-741
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 800-799-7233, https://www.thehotline.org/
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE:  1.800.273.8255 or soon 988
RAINN, Rape Abuse Incest National Network, 800-656-HOPE (4673), https://www.rainn.org/
TRANS LIFELINE: staffed by trans and nonbinary people, for trans and nonbinary people,
https://TransLifeline.org , 877-565-8860
THE TREVOR PROJECT: for LGBTQ+ teen and young adults, hotline plus chat and text options
included on the website, https://www.thetrevorproject.org/. 866-488-7386
VETERANS CRISIS LINEhotline plus chat and text options included on the website
VeteransCrisisLine.net , 800-273-8255 Option 1 (soon to be through 988)
Plus, although not 24/7, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline,
800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

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