Hotline: 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

NIMH: Suicide — How You Can Make a Difference

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  Youth

Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit

AAS: Sleep Problems as a Risk Factor for Suicide

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – SCHOOLS

SPRC: State ResourcesSeize the Awkward

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Glossary

AFSP:  Get help

SPRC — 13 Reasons Why

AAP: Talking About 13 Reasons Why & Teen Suicide

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

APA: Teen Suicide is Preventable

Youth.Gov: Suicide Prevention

U. S. Suicide Prevention Hotline

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Glossary

Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators Suicide Awareness

SAMHSA: Preventing Suicide — A Toolkit for High Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools Suicide Prevention

Healthy Mind and Healthy Body: Suicide Prevention Guide VIDEOS

I am Not OK

13 Reasons Why NOT

Teen Suicide Prevention TUTORIALS/WEBINARS

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Coping Wallet Card


Suicide Warning Signs


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NIMH:  Here are five steps you can take to #BeThe1To help someone in emotional pain:


  1. ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question, but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.
  2. KEEP THEM SAFE: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.
  3. BE THERE: Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling. Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts.
  4. HELP THEM CONNECT: Save the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) and the Crisis Text Line’s number (741741) in your phone, so it’s there when you need it. You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.
  5. STAY CONNECTED: Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.
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