American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Facts, research, support group listings, links and information.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2009 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.
We are increasing the number of community-based chapters, now at 32, with two-dozen more in development. And we have a growing list of friends and supporters leading a grassroots constituency that can advocate for the policies and legislation at the state and federal levels to advance suicide prevention.
With a suicide attempt estimated to occur every minute of every day in the United States and over 32,000 lives lost each year, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent. http://www.afsp.org -
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Crisis, Grief & HealingTop Rated Devoted to helping people understand and therefore better be able to deal with their grief, paying attention to the different ways the genders grieve. While Tom is selling some booklets here, he does provide extensive excerpts from them on-line and puts a great deal of work and effort to make these pages useful and helpful. Most touching, however, are the dozens of personal stories placed here, for everyone to read and share. (A dedicated site.) http://www.webhealing.com/ -
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National Hopeline Network The Kristin Brooks Hope Center is a non-profit organization 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 post partum 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. http://www.hopeline.com/ -
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is the federally funded suicide prevention hotline dedicated to providing immediate assistance to those in suicidal crisis. Its toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), connects individuals to crisis centers across the country. Each crisis center (currently more than 100) is staffed by trained staff members who have the essential resources to assist individuals in a suicidal crisis.
The crisis centers in this network are a first line of defense for reducing the staggering number of suicides this country sees each year, more than 30,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ -
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Suicide Prevention Action Network The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA) is all about putting a face to suicide and ensuring that the voice of the survivor is front and center in the suicide prevention movement. SPAN USA's members are people in communities across the country: survivors; people who have attempted suicide or struggled with suicidal thoughts, and their families; professionals serving families and communities; community leaders; and concerned citizens.
SPAN USA is the nation's only suicide prevention organization dedicated to uniting survivors of suicide (those who have lost someone to suicide) to transform their grief into positive action to prevent future tragedies.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention (Canada) The Center for Suicide Prevention has three main branches: (1) The Suicide Information & Education Collection (SIEC) is a special library and resource center providing information on suicide and suicidal behavior; (2) The Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) branch provides caregiver training in suicide intervention, awareness, bereavement, crisis management and related topics; and (3) Suicide Prevention Research Projects (SPRP) advocates for, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behavior. http://suicideinfo.ca/ -
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The Trevor Project Established in 1998 to coincide with the HBO airing of the award winning short film "Trevor", hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, The Trevor Helpline is the only national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hot line aimed at gay and questioning youth.
The Trevor Helpline is geared toward helping youth in crisis, or those wanting information on how to help someone in crisis. The Trevor Helpline is maintained by two call centers, our partners at San Francisco Suicide Prevention and The Trevor Project own Los Angeles Call Center managed by Brian Goldman. Helpline calls are handled by highly trained counselors and are free and confidential.