Online Resources

National Resources:

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org

AAS is an education and resource organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org

AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP’s activities include supporting research projects, providing information and education about suicide and depression, and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.

Kristin Brooks Hope Center ~ The Hopeline Network
www.hopeline.com

The Kristen Brooks Hope Center works to raise awareness about depression and suicide, and to educate the general public with factual information. KBHC also manages the Hopeline, a national network of crisis centers linked by one easy to remember toll-free telephone number 1.800.SUICIDE. Incoming calls are sorted by area code and then seamlessly transferred to the closest participating crisis center.

National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide
www.nopcas.com

NOPCAS was founded by three African-American survivors in an effort to stop the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities. The organization develops innovative strategies to address this urgent national problem and identifies fresh ideas that instill hope, improve health and opportunity, and save lives in communities of color.

National Runaway Switchboard
www.nrscrisisline.org

Open 24 hours a day, the National Runaway Switchboard is confidential and free. Whether you are in a crisis, have a friend who is in trouble, need statistics for a school report, or want ideas for spreading the word about services, NRS can help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of crisis centers serving the entire country. Calls originating from anywhere in the country will be routed, 24 hours a day, to the nearest available crisis centers. This call routing is based on crisis center call capacity and availability.

SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Initiative
http://mentalhealth.org/cmhs/nspi/

The National Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) is a collaborative, multi-project initiative designed to incorporate best practices and research toward reducing the incidence of suicide nationwide.

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
www.SPANUSA.org

SPAN USA’s is to provide a way for survivors of suicide – those who have lost someone to suicide – to transform their grief into positive action to prevent future tragedies.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
www.SPRC.org

SPRC supports suicide prevention with the best of science, skills and practice. The Center provides prevention support, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Other Health & Mental Health Sites:

Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov
www.safeyouth.org

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
www.health.state.mo.us/
Missouri Department of Mental Health
www.dmh.missouri.gov/index.htm

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov

Suicide Prevention Plans:

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
www.mentalhealth.org/suicideprevention

State Suicide Prevention Plans
www.SPRC.org

Surgeon General’s Call to Action
www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calltoaction/calltoaction.htm

Youth Friendly Sites:

Covenant House
www.covenanthouse.org

Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. In addition to shelter and crisis care, Covenant House provides a variety of services to homeless youth including health care, education, vocational preparation, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, recreation, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach and aftercare.

Guide to Fast Living
www.guidetofastliving.com

GTFL is an online resource for people looking for help for teen depression and teen suicide prevention. This web site is part of the Guide to Fast Living project that was started in 1994 in order to raise awareness of programs that help teens suffering from depression and prevent teen suicide. This interactive site is a resource for teens to offer assistance and inspiration to each other to better cope with teen depression and prevent suicide.

Light for Life Foundation ~Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
www.yellowribbon.org

A community-based outreach program of Light for Life Foundation International, Yellow Ribbon offers a program that teaches about the internal nature of depression and loneliness. Suicide Prevention Community Development, Gatekeeper Training, seminars, workshops with fully developed curriculum (and videos) are available.

Youth America Hotline
www.youthline.us

YAH is the first and only toll-free, peer-to-peer hotline network linking callers to community based peer counseling hotlines in the nation. The YAH website is a great place to find resources, learn more about the issues that are important to you, find out how to get help, keep up to date on significant events, and just relax and enjoy yourself.