Suicide Prevention Resources

Annual Conference of American Association of Suicidology
Suicide Prevention Week
The week that include September 10
World Health Organization: World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10
International Association for Suicide Prevention World Suicide Prevention Day info
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

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

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
~ American Association of Suicidology
~ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
~ Critical Suicidology
Live Through This
~ Man Therapy
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Safety Planning Intervention by Barbara Stanley and Gregory Brown
~ Speaking of Suicide
~ Suicide Prevention Resource Center
~ World Health Organization “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative”
~ Zero Suicide

Faith Communities 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

Media recommendations for Reporting On Suicide
~ Entertainment Industries Council Recommendations About Suicide Safety
~ Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

Means Restriction
~ Counseling On Access to Lethal Means (CALM), SPRC Online Training
~ Means Matter, Harvard School of Public Health
~ Suicide Prevention for Gun Shops and Ranges (NAMI NH)

for Native College Students

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


No One Else Can Play Your Part

Coming Apart // Friends of Emmett
featuring suicide attempt survivor Kevin Hines

Instructions For A Bad Day // spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan

In the USA, Free, 24/7 Support for You or Someone Else
CRISIS TEXT LINE: text START to 741-741
RAINN, Rape Abuse Incest National Network, 800-656-HOPE (4673),
TRANS LIFELINE: staffed by trans and nonbinary people, for trans and nonbinary people, , 877-565-8860
THE TREVOR PROJECT: for LGBTQ+ teen and young adults, hotline plus chat and text options
included on the website, 866-488-7386
VETERANS CRISIS LINEhotline plus chat and text options included on the website , 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

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