Suicide Prevention Resources

March 12, 2005 at 4:49 pm  •  Posted in Resources, Suicide Prevention by  •  0 Comments

American Association of Suicidology
The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the Federal Government.

TeenScreen Program
The Columbia University TeenScreen Program is a national mental health and suicide risk screening program for youth.  The goal of the National TeenScreen Program is to make voluntary mental health check-ups available for all American teens.  TeenScreen works by assisting communities throughout the nation with developing locally operated and sustained screening programs for youth.  Screening can take place in schools, doctors’ offices, clinics, youth groups, shelters, and other youth-serving organizations and settings.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
SAVE’s Mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.


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