The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit 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.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, alleviating its effects and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteer and suicide survivors.
The mission of the Alliance Fund is to promote the mental health of children and families. Goals include: educating the public about mental health issues, breaking down misperceptions and eliminating stigma and discrimination; developing partnerships with private and public sector leaders to promote innovation and best practice in prevention and to strengthen community and family environments that enhance protective factors for children; and increasing access to health care and improve services for children and their families.
The Jason Foundation provides education, support , resources and funds to brain injury survivors and their families; promotes the establishment of community based services for brain injury survivors and their families and promotes public awareness and education with regard to traumatic brain injury.
The nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students.
This website provides resources from the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and its primary program the National Hopeline Network 1.800.SUICIDE (800.784.2433) and www.hopeline.com.
A national leader in school crisis response and suicide prevention, this website provides extensive resources to school mental health professionals, educators, parents and youth.
This website provides relevant links from the National Council for Suicide Prevention.
NOPCAS was formed to stop the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities. The organization is developing innovative strategies to address this urgent national problem. Their initiatives include: Innovative research to identify the unique factors in minority communities that contribute to suicide; community-based strategies to prevent suicide and the associated problems of violence and depression; corporate partnerships to expand opportunity and build alliances in inner cities; and assistance to local government, law enforcement, schools, and mental health officials to make a bigger impact in suicide prevention.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
Samaritans, Inc. is a non-denominational, not-for-profit volunteer organization serving greater Boston & Metrowest communities. They are dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis and educating the community about effective prevention strategies. Their organization reaches more than 120,000 people each year with the help of more than 400 volunteers - 100 of them teens.
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) was started in 2006 by two fathers who had lost teenaged children to suicide. SPTS develops solid prevention programs that are grounded in research to ensure state-of-the-science applicability. SPTS clinical advisory board is comprised of national experts in suicide prevention and this website has helpful resources for educators, parents and teens.
The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. The website offers suicide prevention and depression information, resources and products, information on coping with loss and programs that focus on community and professional education, public awareness and grief support
This website from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers an abundance of initiatives and resources for suicide prevention in the United States.
The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention called for the creation of a national resource center, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC.org) is the home of over 490 web pages and 250 library resources on suicide prevention information. This site is also a portal to other valuable resources about suicide prevention, receiving an average of 26,229 visits per month. Visitors can find a range of information from suicide prevention and mental health news to strategic tools for developing suicide prevention programs. The site includes individual state suicide prevention pages, news and events, an online library, training, and links to other web sites.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. 866.4-U-TREVOR (866.488.7386).
Yellow Ribbon is a community based program that empowers and educates professionals, adults and youth and provides support for suicide survivors, technical assistance for community based prevention efforts, staff development, parent and community seminars, youth programs and state plan development. Extensive resources can be found for teens and parents.
This website offers information and resources from the Washington state Youth Suicide Prevention Program.