American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Promotes research, public awareness programs, and education and training for
professionals and volunteers.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent
AFSP Survivors of Suicide Day-Conference:
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Provide technical assistance, training, and information to
strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for
Suicide Prevention. This Center activities enhance national, regional,
state, tribal, and local Prevention Networks.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available
to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial
1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible
crisis center in your area. With over 120 crisis centers across the country, our
mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health
services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and
and Press 1, chat online at , or text to 838255 to speak with qualified VA
professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified,
caring VA responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, and
text-messaging service. Veterans and their families and friends are encouraged
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN-USA)
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 449-3600
Fax: (202) 449-3601
Dedicated to the creation and implementation of effective national
suicide prevention strategies. SPAN is a network of persons working to
raise national awareness and advocate for a National suicide prevention
Reflections and Updates from other Community & Quilt organizers:
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)
A collaborative effort of SAMHSA, CDC, NIH, HRSA, IHS.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program (YRSPP)
Provides information for preventing youth suicide, includes brochures, fact
sheets, and statistics on youth suicide.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Provides information on depression and suicide including a number of
educational tools, from brochures, fact sheets, frequently asked questions to
support materials for communities to address suicide prevention.
National Council on Suicide Prevention (NCSP)
To further effective suicide prevention through
collaborative activities and information sharing in order to save lives.
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide, Inc.
4715 Sargent Rd. NE
Washington, DC 20017
Provide resources for various communities who see a
need for: * support for families who have lost a loved one to suicide, *
education for school counselors, clergy, and health care providers on suicide,
and * help in creating facilities that focus on prevention, intervention, and
501 Iron Bridge Road #6
Freehold, NJ 07728
Toll Free: (800) 267-5463, (Copline) ext 8
(732) 577-8300 ext. 8
Fax: (732) 577-9960
This is the first exclusive hotline for officers manned
by retired officers in the country.
"Whether you're on the job or off and feel like there
is no one that you can talk to that understands what you're going through,
there's always a cop on the other end of the line".
WE ARE IN THE INFANCY STAGES AND
ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING RETIRED OFFICERS. "WE'RE DOING IT RIGHT,
Survivors of Law Enforcement Suicide
To promote awareness on the epidemic of Law Enforcement
PTSD & Suicide.
Law Enforcement Wellness Association
Dedicated to Physical and Psychological health of
those sworn to serve.
National Center for Suicide Prevention Training (NCSPT)
The NCSPT provides educational resources to help public officials, service
providers, and community-based coalitions develop effective suicide prevention
programs and policies.
The Link's National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and
A comprehensive non-profit counseling and psychotherapy center
whose mission is to provide quality, affordable, confidential services for all
ages including individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy and support
groups. It also provides Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Support Team training
programs to anyone interested.
Center for The Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS)
University of Rochester Medical Center
Is dedicated to reducing mortality and morbidity from suicide
and attempted suicide.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Action Alliance and represents diverse fields and perspectives needed to advance
suicide prevention. The EXCOM is co-chaired by the Honorable Gordon H. Smith,
President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, and the Honorable
John McHugh, Secretary of the Army.
National Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE)
Kristin Brooks Hope Center
Dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention and healing: by
providing a single point of entry to community-based crisis services through
innovative telephony and internet based technologies; by bringing national
attention and access to services for postpartum depression and other women's
mood disorders; through education and advocacy; through formal research and
evaluation of crisis line services; and, by championing the need for national
funding for community-based suicide prevention crisis services.
Air Force Suicide Prevention Program
U.S. Air Force successful suicide prevention programs.
Project YES Gay Youth Suicide Prevention
Is an educational working to make the world safer for all
youth. The mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy
development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth by initiating
dialogue, providing education, and creating support systems.
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Report
Released: July 22, 2003
It recommends a wholesale transformation that involves consumers and
providers, policymakers at all levels of government, and both public and
[See Goal 1.1 - Advance and implement a national campaign to reduce the
stigma of seeking care and a national strategy for suicide prevention]
President's New Freedom Commission
The Columbia University TeenScreen Program is an adolescent
mental health and suicide-screening initiative. By helping communities establish
programs in schools, doctors’ offices, juvenile justice facilities and other
youth organizations, and collaborating with legislators, administrators, and
advocates to promote mental health screening throughout the country, we hope to
offer all parents the opportunity for their teenager to receive a voluntary
mental health check-up.
The Jason Foundation, Inc
Is a national recognized leader in youth suicide awareness and
prevention. They make a wide range of informative, educational materials
and programs available to parents, teachers, youth workers and others who are
concerned about the alarming statistics that link our country's next generations
A web based resource that will provide students with a
non-threatening and supportive link to their respective college's mental health
center as well as important mental health information.
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control (CDC)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It
provides statistics, publications, health information, and funding
State Injury Profile & Indicators Report:
Youth Behavioral Surveillance System:
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System:
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS):
Nat'l Hospital Discharge and Ambulatory Surgery Data:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This site is dedicated to the National Strategy and suicide prevention,
which offers the public facts about suicide, details of federal, state and
private suicide prevention activities, resources for practitioners and
researchers, and funding opportunities.
Mental Health America
formally the National Mental Health Association
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental
Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL
people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates
nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental
wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAMI is a non-profit, grassroots organization and is dedicated
to the eradication mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of
life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. NAMI today works
to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans
living with severe mental illnesses and their families.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness
behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain and behavior. This
public health mandate demands that we harness the powerful scientific tools to
achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually, prevention of
these disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans. NIH is part
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Suicide Information and Education Centre (SIEC)
Is a library and resource center. The site contains a comprehensive
list of suicide prevention resources, crisis support information, and links to
helpful suicide sites. SIEC is the quarterly quick reference guide to some
of the newest resources in the field of suicide prevention and the publications
are available for downloading online.
"How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One
Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention"
a book by Sue Blauner
Depression After Delivery
Brooke Shields discusses postpartum depression
"Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression" Hyperion
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The mission is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge
to improve human health. It provides objective, timely, authoritative
information and advice concerning health and science policy.
U.S. Surgeon General
National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)
The National Association of School Psychologists represents
and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health
and educational competence of all children.
Children's Safety Network (CSN)
Site contains publications and resources produced by CSN and other EDC
injury prevention projects. Youth Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet Packet
is available for downloading.
Child Health Policy (CHP)
The mission of the Division of Policy and Program Affairs
is to support the formulation and implementation of health policies and
programs that promote the health and well being of children and youth
, especially those with special health care needs.
Child Trend Data Banks
The one-stop-shop for the latest national trends and
research for over 70 key indicators of children and youth well-being, with
new indicators added month. Provided by Child Trends, a national
leader in the field for over 20 years.
The QPR Institute
The Institute offers comprehensive suicide prevention training programs,
educational and clinical materials for the general public, professionals,
The QPR Institute is now making the electronic version of the best-selling
book Suicide: the Forever Decision, for Those Thinking about Suicide and for
those Who Know, Love and Counsel Them by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. available as a
free download everywhere in the world. We wish to thank Reese Butler and
the staff of the Kristin Brooks Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE) for helping
us bring out this new, e-version third edition of the book.
Instructions for the download are on our web site, including links to free
enabling download software for those who need it.
This e-version of the Forever Decision carries a general public license and
can be copied in digital format to anyone, anywhere. Please read the
license that comes with the book for details.
To help suicidal people and those who love them, please considering the
* Can be emailed to crisis line callers
* Can be forwarded to other list-serves for distribution
* Can be placed on high school and university servers as a service to
* Can be placed on your web site as a free download
* Can be burned to CDs and copied for distribution
* Can be sent to suicide chat rooms throughout the web
* Can be hosted on institutional, corporate and public health information
If you wish to translate this book into other languages, please contact the
QPR Institute for permission. There is no charge to translators, but we do
wish to ensure a high quality translation by qualified persons.
To secure a copy, please visit
and follow the instructions.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.
Spokane, WA 99220
office phone: 509-235-8823
Institute phone: 1-888-726-7926
To help families recognize and cope with depressive
Child and Adolescent Foundation (CABF)
Is a parent-led, not-for-profit, web-based membership
organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for,
early-onset bipolar disorder.
The APA is medical specialty society recognized
world-wide. Its member physicians work together to ensure human care
and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including
mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice
and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has
available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
American Psychological Association
The largest scientific and professional organization representing
psychology in the United States and the world's largest association of
psychologist. APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a
professional, and as a means of promoting human welfare.
This site is open to raise the profile of injury
prevention in the UK and to provide a resource for injury prevention for
Is a free service of the Center for Injury Prevention
Policy and Practice at San Diego State University.