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If you - or someone you know - are having thoughts about suicide, call 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433). Calls are connected to a certified crisis center nearest the caller’s location. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


The National Council for Suicide Prevention. The Council is made up of 12 National Suicide Prevention Organization's that are Non-Profit and linked for the purpose of collaboration and advancement of the national strategy.

A collaborative of Family Mental Health Foundation, Community Crisis Services, and the Kristin Brooks Hope Center to pilot 1-800-PPDMOMS and the accompanying Peer-to-Peer Network. This program is designed to screen for Postpartum Depression.

Text of Landmark Congressional testimony supporting Hotlines


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
We have compiled a short bibliography on suicide and surviving that you may find helpful. For more information, or to let us know of a survivor support group in your area which we do not have listed, please contact us at the Foundation.

The Lifekeeper Foundation was formed in 1995 to promote suicide awareness, education, and prevention through art forms such as Lifekeeper Jewelry, Poetry, and the Lifekeeper National Memory Quilt project.

Welcome to the website of the American 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 in crisis.

The Kristin Brooks Hope Center, program manager of the National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE, has created a unique website that gives you a personal glimpse into depression, and how it affects you and those around you. In addition, you will find a clear, step-by-step path to follow out of the darkness. There is hope and you can feel happy again! If you need to speak with someone right now call 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

The entire text of "How to Heal Depression" is availabe to read on the internet for free. Our approach to the treatment of depression is twofold. One is healing the brain, as current medical research points to biochemical imbalances in the brain as the seat of depression. The second is healing the mind-overcoming negative habits of thought and action which may cause, or be caused by, depression.

Depression Screening Test : Test yourself in the privacy of your own home, online.

This questionnaire was developed to help you recognize the signs of bipolar disorder.

Erik Hendin
is a singer-songwriter and survivor of suicide from New York City.
On April 12, 2001, he lost his girlfriend to suicide. Since that time he has written many songs about depression, loss and surviving suicide, and uses his music to spread awareness about prevention, and referring people in need to organizations such as the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and Samaritans.


Change Your Mind There are many reasons why people do not get help for mental health problems. FEAR, SHAME, and EMBARRASSMENT often prevent individuals and their families from doing anything. Mental health problems are real, and they deserve to be treated. It is not a person's fault if he or she has a mental health problem. No one is to blame.

The #1 cause of suicide is untreated depression.  SAVE is committed to the education of the general public about the depressive brain diseases (such as clinical depression and bipolar illness) that can result in suicide if left untreated medically and psychologically.  By educating the general public about such brain diseases, SAVE strives to remove the stigma associated with these diseases.

The Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network USA is a national organization that links the energy of those bereaved by suicide with the expertise of leaders in science, business, government and public service to achieve the goal of significantly reducing the national rate of suicide by the year 2010.


Suicide knows no boundaries and affects people of every race and creed. The National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide works to educate people of every race about suicide in all communities.

Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Service. The OASSIS mission is to enrich the lives of those who have been and will be touched by suicide, with an emphasis on the role of faith communities in educating people about suicide, and in supporting those bereaved by suicide.

The U.S. Surgeon General's home page

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher has made suicide prevention a primary focus of his appointment. Read the draft of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention on line and learn how it will guide the states to develop strategies to implement the National Strategy on a local level.

Because of the internal nature of depression and loneliness, thousands of youth who appear to be happy are screaming silently in the deepest emotional pain. What can we do? We can help youth with the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. Teens and youth use this very unique program - they are learning a vital life skill and lives are being saved! Chapters, schools & organizations  throughout the U.S. and in 47 countries use this powerful program. We invite you to join with others and help save lives!

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, family member, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

An international nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.   Educational materials include videotapes, art & poetry gallery, books and articles for both clinicians and those experiencing PTSD.  Gift From Within's founder is Dr. Frank Ochberg, the 2003 recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Lifetime Achievement Award.

This site has information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The site contains information about traumatic injury and links to agencies and organizations with information about coping with emotional injury. It is a simple gateway to four specific sites that offer PTSD information and resources. It includes The National Center for PTSD, The National Center for Victims of Violence, The Dart Foundation for Journalism and Trauma and Gift From Within.

The Violent Death Bereavement Society serves as a centralized forum of information and training for service providers of loved ones and family members after violent death. The Director is Edward K. Rynearson, M.D. Medical Director of the Separation and Loss Services Homicide Support Project at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Learn what your state is doing about developing a suicide prevention plan (or not doing). This comprhensive list has most of what the states are doing and who to contact in your state.

Links to information on Borderline Personality Disorder.

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

National Center for Suicide Prevention Training

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Befrienders International

National Library of Medicine (MEDLINEplus)

International Academy for Suicide Research (IASR)

NIMH Suicide Research Consortium

Resources for Clinicians Who Have Lost a Patient to Suicide

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

The Center for Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention




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