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
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.
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.
THE MOOD DISORDER QUESTIONNAIRE
This questionnaire was developed to help you recognize the signs of bipolar disorder.
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
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.
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
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
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
National Center for Suicide Prevention Training
International Association for Suicide Prevention
Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program
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
The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention