Resources for and about Survivors of Suicide Attempts

Words Save Lives: Poetry and Lived Experience At The Mic
Marcia Epstein, LMSW
with poets: Staci Harper Bennett, Cei Loofe, and Traci Schacht
Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference
July 21-23, 2015 in Kansas City
#MWSP2015 Poetry & Lived Experience Presentation PowerPoint

Resources for Survivors of Suicide Attempts
and Those Who Care About Them

Poetry/ Music

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7OGY1Jxp3o
Shane Koyczan: Instructions for A Bad Day

attempt survivor Craig Miller: What If

Links for and about Survivors of Suicide Attempts

Action Alliance For Suicide Prevention, Attempt Survivors Task Force http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/task-force/suicide-attempt-survivors/aboutus

After An Attempt guides
A Guide For Medical Providers
A Guide For Taking Care Of Your Family Member

A Guide For Taking Care of Yourself

American Association of Suicidology, Suicide Attempt Survivors
http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-attempt-survivors

American Association of Suicidology 2014 Conference: Suicide Attempt Survivor Panel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxTW3pM0_E8

http://AttemptSurvivors.com/
32 min video at http://attemptsurvivors.com/2014/05/19/watch-this-video-people/

A Voice At The Table, documentary by Annemarie Matulis
http://www.avoiceatthetable.org/

Black Dog Institute, Australia: Care After A Suicide Attempt
http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/CareAfteraSuicideAttempt02-09-15.pdf

How To Talk To A Child About A Suicide Attempt In Your Family
from Rocky Mountain MIRECC

I Hurt Myself Today: A Self-Injury Resource
from mental health advocate Leah Harris & creator of www.LiveThroughThis.org Dese’Rae L. Stage
http://ihurtmyselftoday.com/

Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook For Recovery After A Suicide Attempt
from SAMHSA, September 2015
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA15-4419?WT.mc_id=EB_20150909_SMA15-4419

Listening Saves Lives blog by Rick Strait & Heather Williams
http://www.listeningsaveslives.net/

www.LiveThroughThis.org
by Dese’Rae L. Stage

https://www.Mindful.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Suicide Attempt Survivors http://lifelineforattemptsurvivors.org/

www.NowMattersNow.org

www.OneInTwenty.org

Paul G Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest, prize-winning writing
http://www.suicidology.org/writing-contest

Rudy Caseres, Mental Health advocacy blogs and vlogs
Blogs on The Mighty
Blog on The S Word
Vlogs on Healthy Place

Safety Plan by Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. and Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D.
http://suicidesafetyplan.com/Safety_Plan_Form.html

http://Self-Compassion.org/

Self-Injury Outreach & Support (Canada)
http://sioutreach.org/

Stayin’ Alive, Lawrence, KS support group
www.facebook.com/Stayin.Alive.Lawrence.KS

Strategies For The Supporter (Australia)
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/suicide-prevention/recovery-and-support-strategies/strategies-for-the-supporter

Suicide Project (online support)
http://suicideproject.org/about/

Support After A Suicide Attempt (Australia)
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/suicide-prevention/support-after-a-suicide-attempt

www.TalkingAboutSuicide.com

The Mighty, blogs in their Mental Illness area
https://themighty.com/mental-illness/

The S Word, documentary by Lisa Klein, release during 2017
http://theswordmovie.com/

The Way Forward report http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/sites/actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/files/The-Way-Forward-Final-2014-07-01.pdf

www.ThisIsHowItFeels.org
by Craig Miller

To Write Love On Her Arm
https://twloha.com/

Tracey Pacheco Medeiros memoir, Embracing Imperfection: The Healing Journey of a Suicide Attempt Survivor
http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Imperfection-healing-journey-survivor/dp/0997423951

Apps for Safety Plans

My3
www.my3app.org/

My Coping Plan, article with links to Apple Store & GooglePlay versions
http://unisa.edu.au/Media-Centre/Releases/New-app-supports-a-plan-to-cope-and-a-strategy-for-suicide-prevention/#.WefSbBNSwWq

Operation Reach Out  App aimed at preventing suicide among military personnel and veterans
http://www.4mca.com/suicide_prevention_app/

Safety Plan by Two Penguins, LLC http://www.appszoom.com/iphone_applications/medical/safety-plan_hragz.html

Stay Alive
http://www.switchplane.com/work/stay-alive-grassroots-suicide-prevention-app-for-iphone-and-android/

Virtual Hope Box app
http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box

Survivors of Suicide Attempt Support Group Curriculum 

Manual for Support Groups for Suicide Attempt Survivors
http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/manual-support-groups-suicide-attempt-survivors

About Telling Your Own Story of Lived Experience of Suicide Thoughts and/or Attempts

Telling Your Own Story: Special Considerations for Telling Your Own Story: Best Practices for Presentations by Suicide Loss and Suicide Attempt Survivors http://www.suicidology.org/Portals/14/docs/Survivors/Loss%20Survivors/Best_Practices_Presentations_Suicide_Loss_Suicide_Attempt_Survivors.pdf

Telling Your Own Story
http://attemptsurvivors.com/help-out/

Lived Experience Network: Thinking About Your Personal Readiness To Be Involved (Australia)
http://suicidepreventionaust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Thinking-about-your-personal-readiness-to-be-involved-FINAL.pdf

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/

National 24/7 Crisis Support Resources

Crisis Text Line, text “Start” to 741-741  http://www.crisistextline.org/get-help-now/

NSPL www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org 800-273-8255 (TALK)

Trans Lifeline www.TransLifeline.org 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project www.TheTrevorProject.org 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line www.VeteransCrisisLine.net 800-273-8255 Option 1