Suicide Prevention and Survivors
you are feeling suicidal, there are many resources for you to turn
to. In North America, in the front of every phone book is a list
of emotional crisis lines.† CALL ONE OF THEM!
for Immediate Help
Befrienders International is a gateway to 1,700 suicide and emotional
helplines worldwide and on the Internet.- Offers 24 hour, befriending
services to those in emotional distress. They offer telephone, snail
mail, and face-to-face befriending.†They seem to have someone in every
-Zimbabwe to help you. Befrienders listen to people who are lonely,
despairing or considering suicide. They donít judge them, donít tell
them what to do. They listen.
Kingdom & Republic of Ireland)
If you're in emotional distress or at risk of suicide, Samaritans
are there for you 24 hours a day. With Samaritans, you get the time
and the space to find a way through. Visit: www.samaritans.org
for more details.
support phone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 1850 60 90 90 (ROI) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides confidential emotional support to any person, irrespective
of race, creed, age or status, who is despairing or suicidal. The
Samaritans operate a 24 hour hotline service in English, "although
amongst our volunteers we have speakers of many other languages including
Kids Help Phone and Bell Line - 1-800-668-6868 English and French
Suicide Help Resources
The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die
1000 deaths trying to relive those terrible moments and understand
Suicide and Homicide Resources
Local and State resources.
The American Foundation
for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing
our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. The Foundationís
research projects that help further the understanding and treatment
of depression and the prevention of suicide
information and education about depression and suicide
professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed
and suicidal individuals
the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the
need for research, prevention and treatment
programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education
Association of Suicidology
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention
of suicide. This site is designed as a resource for anyone concerned
about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists,
prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves
The depression-screening.org web site is sponsored by the National
Mental Health Association (NMHA) as part of NMHA's Campaign for America's
Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about
clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened
for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional
help if necessary.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in teen
suicide awareness and prevention. They make a wide range of informative,
educational materials and programs available, at no charge, to parents,
teachers, youth workers and others who are concerned about the alarming
statistics that link our countryís next generations and suicide.
National Mental Health
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest
and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental
health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide,
NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially
the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy,
education, research and service.
Advocacy Network (SPAN)
A Suicide Prevention Network
Dedicated to the mission of reducing and eliminating suicide and suicide
attempts through education, advocacy, and collaboration. If you need
assistance (24 hours a day), call: 630-482-9393 if you live in the
Fox Valley of Illinois (Crisis Line of the Fox Valley), 1-800-SUICIDE
(1-800-784-2433) if you live elsewhere (National Crisis Help Line)
Survivors of Suicide
Survivors of Suicide, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, self-help
support group for those who have lost a relative or friend through
suicide. The Survivors of Suicide volunteers are dedicated to providing
information and support to assist in the grieving and healing process.
Survivors of Suicide holds monthly support group meetings in the San
Diego area. Survivors of Suicide also publishes a quarterly newsletter
and supports this web site.
Program for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
The Yellow Ribbon Program is based on the premise that suicide is
not about death, but rather about ending pain and that it's OK to
ask for help. Yellow Ribbon cards are distributed and carried as a
simple, effective tool to use to ask for help when feelings of suicide
arise. The card has proven to be a lifeline because it is a reminder
to young people that they have permission to ask for help, it helps
them talk when they may not have the words and it tells the recipient
of the card how to help the suicidal person.
Violence and Suicide Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work on injury
prevention and control began in the early 1970s. In 1983, CDC added
violence related (intentional) injuries to its list of public health
priorities and has since established the Youth Violence and Suicide
Prevention Team within the National Center for Injury Prevention and
Control to study causes of interpersonal youth violence and suicide.
The mission of the Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team is to
promote implementation of efforts to prevent injuries resulting from
assaultive and suicidal behavior through development and dissemination
of science-based knowledge, intervention, and prevention strategies,
working with public and private organizations.