Los Angeles County Resources
Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Center (APCTC)
The APCTC is a community mental health organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)
The LACDMH provides information on mental health and other community resources for residents of Los Angeles County.
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Services
The Suicide Prevention Center was founded originally as the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, and was the first center to provide a 24-hour suicide prevention crisis line. Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Services is staffed by professional and knowledgeable experts offering suicide training, support and services.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides health, social, and housing services for LGBTQ+ residents of Los Angeles County.
Pacific Clinics provides behavioral health services to diverse populations in Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
California Department of Education
This link leads to a number of helpful articles and websites regarding mental health for students and children in a variety of areas.
Youth Suicide Prevention for California Schools
This web resource from the California Department of Education (CDE) offers resources to assist schools with youth suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
The CalMHSA website has tools and resources that provide information and programming for improved access to mental health services and support.
Centers for Disease Control Suicide Prevention
IThe CDC website has information, data and resources on suicide prevention.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is charged with updating and advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. This website has resources for schools and community organizations.
Suicide Prevention: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
One of the goals of SAMHSA is to provide the public with information and resources to seek help, offer assistance, and/or develop suicide prevention programs in their communities.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those affected 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.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
A national leader in school crisis response and suicide prevention, this website provides extensive resources to school mental health professionals, educators, parents and youth.
National Council for Suicide Prevention
This website provides relevant links from the National Council for Suicide Prevention.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
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.
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
This website from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers many initiatives and resources for suicide prevention in the United States.
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, 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ+ youth. 866.4-U-TREVOR (866.488.7386).
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
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.
Kristin Brooks Hope Center & IMAlive Virtual Crisis Center
This website provides resources from the Kristin Brooks Hope Center, IMAlive virtual crisis center and the National Hopeline Network 1. 800.SUICIDE (800.784.2433) and www.hopeline.com.
The Jason Foundation provides education, support, information and financial resources 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 about traumatic brain injury.
The nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students.
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
The American Association of Suicidology provides resources for suicide prevention, facts and statistics, research, advocacy, and local crisis centers
International resources for suicide prevention – Centre for Suicide Prevention
International Suicide Prevention Survivor Organizations
This link provides international information and resources for suicide survivors from the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
International Association of Suicide Prevention
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.