Suicide Prevention Basics

Suicide Prevention Basics
Contact: M.Epstein.LMSW@gmail.com

COUNSELING RESOURCES

VERY HELPFUL NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

~ Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/
~ American Association of Suicidology www.suicidology.org
~ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org
~ CDC Preventing Suicide: Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices (March 2017) www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide-technicalpackage.pdf
~ Critical Suicidology https://criticalsuicidology.net/
~ Man Therapy http://mantherapy.org/
~ National Strategy for Suicide Prevention,http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/national-strategy-suicide-prevention/full_report-rev.pdf
~ 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

BEST PRACTICES, RISK ASSESSMENT, SAFETY PLANNING

“Essential Knowledge about Suicide Prevention-Evidence-Based Practices for Mental Health Professionals,” 1/31/13, New York
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-gBJrFqFF4

Suicide Prevention Basics for people in various roles
http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/customized-information-series

Suicide Prevention Best Practices Registry
http://www.sprc.org/bpr

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Crisis Center Best Practices
Risk Assessment and Imminent Risk Policies
https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/crisiscenters/bestpractices.aspx

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
http://www.cssrs.columbia.edu/scales_practice_cssrs.html

Safety Plan Template
http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/SafetyPlanTemplate.pdf

Means Restriction
~ Counseling On Access to Lethal Means (CALM), SPRC Online Training  http://training.sprc.org/
~ 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
~ from the Veterans Crisis Line ~ Gun Safety  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fGHTvTsApg

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

for 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.
http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/faithhopelife-0

Survivors of Suicide Attempts & Thoughts
https://marciaepstein.biz/training-consultation-services/suicide-prevention-resources/mwsp2015-resources-for-and-about-survivors-of-suicide-attempts/ 

Survivors of Suicide Loss / Suicide Bereavement
https://marciaepstein.biz/training-consultation-services/suicide-prevention-resources/mwsp2015-resources-for-and-about-survivors-of-suicide-loss/

USA Data

~ USA data on youth suicide thoughts and attempts (which could include self harm) available from CDC’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS)
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm
~ USA statistics on suicide deaths: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/facts-statistics
~ USA estimates on adults and suicide thoughts and attempts: SAMHSA NSDUH 2014 report,
http://samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k12MH_FindingsandDetTables/2K12MHF/NSDUHmhfr2012.htm#fig3-1
2012 SAMHSA NSDUH Findings on Suicide Behaviors
For people aged 18 or older, during the 12 months before responding to the survey:
~ 3.9% had serious thoughts of suicide
~ 1.1% had made suicide plans
~ 0.6% had attempted suicide

Youth Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention: 2017 Resource Guide
https://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/sites/childrenssafetynetwork.org/files/SuicidePreventionResourceGuide2017.pdf

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION IN KANSAS CITY AREA

~ AFSP – Greater Kansas: www.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-greater-kansas; Barbara Nelson, kansascity@afsp.org
~ Jewish Family Services Mental Health:  http://www.jfskc.org/services/mentalhealthservices/mhc/
Anti-stigma campaign at http://www.itsok.us/
~ Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition: Shana Burgess Shana.Burgess@jocogov.org or Megan Clark Megan.Clark@jocogov.org
~ KC SAPP: Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Dr.Stan Edlavitch, edlavitchs@umkc.edu
~ SASS Mo Kan: Suicide Awareness, Survivor Support: http://www.sass-mokan.com/
Mickey and Bonnie Swade:info@sass-mokan.com

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

A Stolen Generation…Youth Suicide // spoken word poem by Licy Be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUKTWagET1A

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

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