Mindwise Innovation Suicide Prevention Program

Middle and high schools across the country use SOS Signs of Suicide to educate students about suicide prevention and identify students in need. SOS has shown a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40-64%.

Through a video and guided discussion, students learn to identify warning signs of suicide and depression in a single class period. At the end of the session, students complete a seven-question screening for depression (anonymous or signed – the school can decide) to further encourage help-seeking and connect students at risk with trusted adults. The curriculum raises awareness about behavioral health and encourages students to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or their peers.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

QPR Institute

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Suicide Assessment Five Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T)

This resource gives a brief overview on conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan. The five-step plan involves identifying risk factors and protective factors, conducting a suicide inquiry, determining risk level and interventions, and documenting a treatment plan. Download SAMHSA’s Suicide Safe mobile app on your mobile device.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Suicide attempt survivors offer insight and advice (Video)

The suicide rate is on the rise in the U.S. This month’s deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain gave a new urgency to suicide prevention. Gayle King spoke with five suicide attempt survivors who shared important advice with us as well as a message of hope.

World Health Organization Suicide Prevention

WHO’s approach to suicide prevention is known as LIVE LIFE (leadership, interventions, vision and evaluation). This approach is the basis on which comprehensive national suicide prevention strategies should be developed. WHO has many other resources including Preventing Suicide: How to Start a Survivors’ Group.

Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Suicide Prevention Life Line

National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Call 1-800-273-8255 Text ‘MT’ to the number 741-741 and a Crisis Counselor will respond immediately to provide assistance.

SAMHSA School Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. The toolkit includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.

Prevent Suicide Wisconsin

– Suicide prevention in Wisconsin is driven by the Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy (WSPS), which consists of four goals: Increase and enhance protective factors; Increase access to care for at-risk populations; Implement best practices for suicide prevention within the health care system; Improve monitoring and evaluation of suicide prevention activities. Download the GUIDE to ALTERNATIVE CONVERSATIONS GROUPS.?

Live Through This

A series of portraits and true stories of suicide attempt survivors. Its mission is to change public attitudes about suicide for the better; to reduce prejudice and discrimination against attempt survivors; to provide comfort to those experiencing suicidality by letting them know that they’re not alone and tomorrow is possible; to give insight to those who have trouble understanding suicidality, and catharsis to those who have lost a loved one; and to be used as a teaching tool for clinicians in training, or anyone else who might benefit from a deeper understanding of first-person experiences with suicide.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. Family, friends, and other community members may be the first to talk with a person at risk but have little or no training. ASIST can also provide those informal helping roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide.

Bozeman Help Center

24-hour Crisis Hotline and Referral Service, nationally accredited by Contact USA and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems which provides referrals for human services throughout the state.