Resources Suicide Prevention

Unfinished Conversation: Healing from Suicide and Loss

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A Guided Journey

By Robert E. Lesoine and Marilynne Chöphel MFT

Resources for Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis, emotional distress, or for survivors who need someone to talk with who understands your circumstances. Your call will be connected to the nearest crisis center to you.
Veterans, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

American Association of Suicidology
Directory of AAS-Accredited Crisis Centers
Suicide Prevention Resources
Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Statistics
Books about Suicide: Comprehensive list of books reviewed and recommended by AAS
Training & Accreditation
Annual Conference

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Understanding Suicide
Preventing Suicide
Coping with Suicide—for survivors
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy
Out of the Darkness Walks to Prevent Suicide
International Survivors of Suicide Day

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Find a Crisis Centre
Events and Conferences
World Suicide Prevention Day
About Suicide: Risk Assessment; Resiliency Factors

Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)
Department of Defense/Veterans Administration
Outreach Center 24/7 and Chat Online 24/7
Warning Signs and Self-assessments
Resources for Veterans

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
Resources in English, Estonian, Flemish, French, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, Spanish
Dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics,
mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers, and suicide survivors.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Defense
PTSD resources for people who have experienced trauma or have PTSD, and those who work with them.
Public Section: Veterans, the General Public, Family & Friends Professional Section: Researchers, Providers
& Professional Helpers
Veterans Resources And Services

The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, ages 13-24.
Suicide Prevention
Resources for Educators and Parents

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The only federally supported resource center devoted to providing technical assistance, training, and
materials for suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
Online Trainings
Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: for Professionals Who Serve Youth

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Suicide Prevention Resources:
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)