SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES

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Prevention and Intervention

2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

A resource that marks suicide as a national priority and provides a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention objectives and strategies.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

A national federally supported resource center with training, state activities, fact sheets, and more.

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Effective Suicide Prevention with Case Examples

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

A national federally supported resource center with training, state activities, fact sheets, and more.

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Suicide Prevention Social Media Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A resource that outlines appropriate messages to communicate and raise awareness to increase prevention efforts.

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Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Strategies and recommendations based on the best available evidence to help communities focus efforts and activities to achieve their greatest potential to prevent suicide.

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Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide: A Primer for Preventing Suicide

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

How to identify risk and protective factors and ways to use them in the strategic planning process.

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Guidelines/toolkits on tailored suicide prevention strategies in specific settings:

Primary Care
The Role of Primary Care Providers in Preventing Suicide

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College Students
The Role of College Students in Preventing Suicide

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Corrective Professionals
The Role of Corrective Professionals in Preventing Suicide

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Foster Parents
The Role of Foster Parents in Preventing Suicide

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Faith Leaders
The Role of Clergy in Preventing Suicide

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Suicide Prevention Resources in Spanish/English

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Infographic, Frequently Asked Questions, and warning signs about suicide (in Spanish and English).

Frequently Asked Questions about 988

A FAQ explaining the recently implemented national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline available for persons or their loved ones suffering from a mental health crisis, suicidal thoughts, and others.

Safety Planning Intervention for Mental Health Providers 

Stanley-Brown Safety Planning Intervention

A brief suicide prevention/intervention plan in the person’s own words to prioritize coping strategies and list sources of support.

Caring Contacts: A Simple, Scalable Intervention to Reduce Suicidal Ideation and Attempts 

Military Suicide Research Consortium

An evidence-based suicide prevention intervention involving caring messages to connect and support a person in need.

Postvention

Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

A framework to integrate and coordinate postvention activities, provide communication tools about the impact of suicide, and provide infrastructure for training suicide bereavement support and treatment.

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Resources for Suicide Postvention Planning

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Various resources including guidelines, safe messaging, and toolkits.

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Best Practices and Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

Online Collaborative Resource Reporting on Suicide

Recommendations on reporting and the media around safe reporting on suicide.

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Reduce Suicide Risk and Promote Healing – Suicide Postvention Training

Connect, a Program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, New Hampshire

Brief Protocols, training, and consultation for general audiences and specific audiences (i.e. first responders, faith leaders, police officers, American Indian/Alaska Native groups).

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Lifeline Online Postvention Manual

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Manual that discusses messaging guidelines, especially the role of the internet in postvention and ways to target online communities when there is a suicide death.

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Riverside Trauma Center Postvention Guidelines

Riverside Trauma Center in Massachusetts

The Center provides a comprehensive guideline with strategies for offering postvention services in a variety of community organizations and schools.

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Guidelines/toolkits on tailored postvention responses in specific settings:

Parents
Parents Guidelines for Crisis Response

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Schools
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools- Second Edition

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Workplaces
A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace

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College Campuses
Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses

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Faith Leaders
Supporting Life Before, During and After a Suicidal Crisis

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Veterans
Postvention as Prevention: Understanding the Impact of Suicide

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Rural Settings
After Rural Suicide: A Guide for Coordinated Community Postvention Response

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Video Resources