Depression & Suicide Prevention Links

Information and Resources 

--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, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

--Mental Health America provides a 3 Minute Test for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and PTSD and many mental health resources.

--Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration SAMHSA provides individuals, families, professionals, and organizations with information and resources to seek help, provide assistance, and/or implement suicide prevention programs in their communities.

--Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center  PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. Check out their two sites for kids...and teens. Videos, resources for schools, great sites for kids and teens.

--The Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

--The Jason Foundation: Provides suicide prevention, education, and awareness information for students, parents, and educators. A Friend Asks is a mobile application providing information and resources needed to help a friend, or yourself.

--MoodGYM: is an interactive program designed to help you identify whether you are having problems with emotions like anxiety and depression and learn skills that can help you cope with these emotions.

--Reach Out: a site for teens  focused site createhe Inspire USA Foundation. Inspire’s mission is to help millions of young people lead happier lives. Reachout.com has 4 key sections: The Facts provides information on a range of mental health issues; Real Stories shares personal experiences with mental health issues from teens and young adults and how they got through these issues; Get Help provides information about how you might find the help you need; Add Your Voice presents opportunities for you to contribute content to ReachOut and have your opinions become part of the larger ReachOut community.

--American Association of Suicidology: AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services. AAS provides training and accreditation including school accreditation.

--The Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools helps school staff design and implement activities that prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. This free resource includes protocols to respond to students at risk of suicide as well as tools for responding to suicides that do occur, educating staff and parents, and choosing suicide screen and prevention programs. The SPRC also offers online training. Their best practices registry is a source for information on evidence-based programs.

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