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SUICIDE

Suicide Prevention Resources

The national theme for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2019 is “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work”.

This printable handout has a list of crisis lines and prevention resources. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

There is no single cause of suicide. It’s important to know the risk factors and warning signs.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

There’s a small card about the warning signs that you can print and take with you.

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Preventing Youth Suicide

The National Association of School Psychologists has created a handout with tips for parents and educators on how to prevent youth suicide. 

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THERE IS HELP

If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one or need emotional support, get help. You can talk to an adult you trust, text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They will be able to talk with you about your feelings and work with you on how to feel better. Trained volunteers are ready to speak with you.

Watch this video to learn about Crisis Text Line or go to their website to find out how it works. YouTube Channel: Crisis Text Line

Watch this video to find out what happens when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. YouTube Channel: WingmanProject 

Further Reading

For journalists or others reporting on suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a list of recommendations on how to do it responsibly.

If a school has experienced the loss of a student to suicide, these guidelines from the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement can help. 

More Resources

Here are some other resources that offer information and support:

The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

CALL TO ACTION

If you or your child need help or have questions, check out our list of community resources and remember,
IT’S OK TO ASK!

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

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