Online Resources

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call:

Click here to visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Click here to visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.

Notice: This informational website is not intended as a crisis response or hotline. Local crisis hotline numbers can be found in the front of your local phone book or call 911.

Online Resources

Provided by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Resource Center

The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Resource Center is a resource center affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College that works to provide broad-based support for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and their families. The center works with patients and their families to identify the best and most appropriate treatment options. The website offers a variety of resources, including information about disorders that often occur simultaneously with borderline personality disorder.

Center for the Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice

This center at Columbia University was created in 2001 to address the high prevalence of mental illness among inmates in juvenile facilities across the nation. The Center has sites around the country dedicated to assisting community members and administrators in juvenile detention facilities to develop appropriate mental health measures for inmates and disseminating evidence-based practices.

Columbia University TeenScreen®

The Columbia University TeenScreen® Program works by creating partnerships with schools and communities and helping them to implement their own screening programs to identify at-risk teens and pre-teens. The program is now used in high schools and other settings in 26 states. It was developed under the leadership of David Shaffer, M.D., the Director of the Columbia University's Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association)

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is a non-profit patient-directed organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. Provides up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information. Supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure. Works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

Depression Screening - Mental Health America (MHA)

The Depression Screening website is part of MHA's Campaign for America's Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institute of Mental Health Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government, NIMH's mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

Stop A Suicide Today!

Stop A Suicide Today! was developed by Harvard psychiatrist Douglas Jacobs, M.D. and the Screening for Mental Health, Inc, Stop a Suicide, Today! teaches how to recognize the signs of suicide in family members, friends and co-workers, and empowers people to make a difference in the lives of loved ones. It emphasizes the relationship between suicide and mental illness and the notion that a key step in reducing suicide is to get those in need into mental health treatment. The project is endorsed by two national mental health organizations and co-sponsored by twelve additional organizations.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, SAMHSA is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

AAS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Its site is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis. AAS hosts an annual conference every April; publishes a peer-reviewed professional journal, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior; and provides resources for survivors, including Surviving Suicide, a quarterly newsletter written by and for survivors of suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

AFSP is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of suicide and the ability to prevent it by supporting the research and education needed to prevent suicide.

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS)

The National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS) is a non-profit organization, NOPCAS's goals are to bring suicide and depression awareness to minority communities that have historically been discounted from traditional awareness programs.

Research

Centre for Suicide Prevention (Canada)

The Centre for Suicide Prevention has three main branches - The Suicide Information & Education Collection (SIEC) is a special library and resource centre providing information on suicide and suicidal behaviour. The Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) branch provides caregiver training in suicide intervention, awareness, bereavement, crisis management and related topics. Suicide Prevention Research Projects (SPRP) advocates for, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention creates a framework for suicide prevention for the Nation. The Goals and Objectives for Action articulate a set of 11 goals and 68 objectives, and provide a blueprint for action. The National Strategy was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in May 2001 with the leadership from the Surgeon General.

Special Populations

Healing of Nations

This site is dedicated to disseminating information about suicide prevention and crisis intervention among American Indian youth. The site places a special emphasis on community planning from a cultural perspective.

Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program Website

The Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program Website seeks to raise the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest possible level by decreasing the incidence of severe injuries and death to the lowest possible level and increasing the ability of tribes to address their injury problems.

Institute on Aging

The Institute on Aging provides a factsheet on suicide and the elderly, as well as information on symptoms of depression, signs of alcoholism, and complicated bereavement.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's Multicultural Action Center (MAC)

The MAC works to focus attention on system reform to ensure access to culturally competent services and treatment for all Americans and to help and support families of color who are dealing with mental illness. The site contains multi-lingual resources, including mental health fact sheets on diverse communities.

Trevor Helpline

The Trevor Helpline is a national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hot line aimed at gay and questioning youth. Calls are handled by highly trained counselors and are free and confidential.

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization which also provides efforts to improve sexual assault laws and policies. RAINN reaches millions of Americans through its extensive entertainment industry relationship. RAINN offers information about sexual violence prevention, recovery and prosecution and educates more than 120 million Americans each year about sexual violence.

ManTherapy

ManTherapy is a mental health and suicide prevention campaign targeting working age men (25-54). Created by Office of Suicide Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Cactus (a Denver based ad agency) and the Caron Spencer Foundation, ManTherapy is built around a fictional Man Therapist, Dr. Rich Mahogany who employs humor to cut through stigma and tackle issues like depression, divorce and suicidal thoughts.