Teen Suicide Prevention, Crisis Help, Survivor Support, Important Information

PLEASE READ   Suicide: Read This First and A Letter to Any Suicidal Young Person

Teen suicide - Jay's treeSuicide Crisis Help

Call a crisis hotline if you or a loved one is contemplating suicide. Crisis hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For an emergency when immediate help is needed, do not hesitate to call 911.

IMALIVE  The world’s first virtual crisis center. 24/7 online chat with trained volunteer crisis counselors.

National HopeLine  800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

Trevor Lifeline  866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)  Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth

Hotlines and Crisis Lines in the USA and Worldwide >>>

Help, Support, Prevention

Active Minds  Student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups on college campuses working to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.nationwide. Find a chapter >>>

American Association of Suicidology  A resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis. Suicide Loss Survivors Support Group Directory >>>

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  National organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.  Directory of survivor support groups>>>

Befrienders Worldwide  A network of 169 independent emotional support centres in 29 countries that have an impact on suicide and suicidal behavior. These centres provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. This service is provided via telephone helplines, SMS messaging, face to face, outreach, partnerships and the internet.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention  Information, research, and advocacy. Find a crisis centre in Canada>>>

Compassionate Friends  National self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved families. Call 877-969-0010 or find a chapter near you>>>

Make A Difference for Kids  This organization, dedicated to the awareness and prevention of cyberbullying and suicide, was created in memory of Rachael Neblett, and Kristin Settles, two Mt. Washington, Kentucky teens who died as the result of suicide.

My Son Sean  The tragic story of preteen suicide — the fastest growing segment of suicide rates — and what parents and communities can do to prevent it.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide  Youth suicide prevention advocacy and education. Excellent information and guides for parents, teens, and educators.

Speaking of Suicide  A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, mental health professionals, suicide survivors, and the merely curious.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)  Public awareness and education, prevention resources, outreach, events

Suicide.org  Information and resources, including an extensive list of suicide survivor support groups and an online forum for suicide survivors.

Survivors of Suicide  Support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The Jason Foundation  Teen suicide awareness and prevention resource offering free informative, educational materials and programs.

The Jed Foundation  Committed to reducing the young adult suicide rate and improving mental health support provided to college students nationwide. ULifelinea project of The Jed Foundation, is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health. More than 1,300 colleges and universities participate in the free ULifeline Network. Find your school >>>

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program  Suicide awareness, youth suicide prevention, and support. Find a chapter in your area >>> 

Important Information

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Suicide

Epigenetic link between child abuse and suicide risk

‘Huffing’ Household Chemicals Connected to Teen Suicide  A University of Denver study reveals inhaling or “huffing” vapors of common household goods, such as glue or nail polish, are associated with increased suicidal thoughts and attempts.

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools  Free toolkit that assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.

Surviving After Suicide

Talking to Your Kids About Suicide

Ten Reasons Teens Avoid Telling Parents About Suicidal Thoughts

The Suicide Paradigm  This excellent site is for suicide survivors and others who want to know more about the reality of suicide and suicide loss.

What can I do to help someone who may be suicidal?  Nine ways to help a suicidal person.

When a Child’s Friend Dies by Suicide  Unanswered questions and complicated feelings about a suicide linger, even if they are unspoken, and ignoring them does not make them go away. Talking about suicide can’t plant the idea in your child’s head. On the contrary, talking creates an open forum for discussion of difficult subjects like suicide and will give your child the opportunity to recognize you as someone who will listen and can be trusted.

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention by Susan Rose Blauner  An international epidemic, suicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet is rarely talked about openly.  Susan Blauner, a survivor of multiple suicide attempts, breaks the silence to offer guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives — and for their loved ones.  Here is an essential resource destined to be the classic guide on the subject of suicide.  A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to the National Hopeline Network (800-SUICIDE).

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens by Bev Cobain  This book isn’t just for teens who have been diagnosed with depression. It’s for any teen who feels hopeless, helpless, and alone. Full of solid information and straight talk, When Nothing Matters Anymore defines and explains adolescent depression, reveals how common it is, describes the symptoms, and spreads the good news that depression is treatable. Personal stories, photos, and poetry from teens dealing with depression speak directly to readers’ feelings, concerns, and experiences.

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