Health

Resources for suicide prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families

Posted by: Jenny Zurawell

For those moved by JD Schramm’s powerful TEDTalk, this list of resources is a place to start. We’d love to know more — add suggestions to the comments or email us.

In the US:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/localresources
866 4-U-TREVOR
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

Samaritans USA
http://www.samaritansusa.org/
Samaritans centers provide volunteer-staffed hotlines and professional and volunteer-run public education programs, “suicide survivor” support groups and many other crisis response, outreach and advocacy activities.

Attempt Survivors
http://attemptsurvivors.com/
A new blog for and by attempt survivors that was set up this year by the American Association of Suicidology, this is a good place to hear open, honest voices exploring life after a suicide attempt.

ULifeline
http://ulifeline.org/page/main/StudentLogin.html
An anonymous online resource where you can learn about suicide  prevention and campus-specific resources.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
http://www.afsp.org/
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people impacted by suicide.

YouSpoke
http://www.youspoke.org/
A nonprofit organization that cultivates a community for those deeply affected by suicide by offering them a creative outlet to share their story.

Mental Health First Aid USA
http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/
A public education program that  helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

SAVE.org
A national nonprofit dedicated to preventing suicide through public awareness and education.

International:

International Association for Suicide Prevention
http://www.iasp.info/
IASP now includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty different countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) concerned with suicide prevention.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
A resource for survivors as well as anyone in suicidal distress.
To find the nearest crisis center: http://www.casp-acps.ca/crisiscentres.asp
To find the nearest support group: http://www.casp-acps.ca/supportgroups.asp

Centro de Asistencia del Suicida Bs. As. (Argentina)
línea gratuita 135
http://www.casbuenosaires.org.ar/

Asociación Argentina de Prevención del Suicidio (AAPS)
www.suicidologia.org.ar
aaps@suicidologia.org.ar
(011) 4795-9519 o (011) 4982-3299

Centro de Atención al Familiar del Suicida (Argentina)
http://www.familiardesuicida.com.ar/
(011) 4758-2554

Centro de Valorização da Vida (Brazil)
http://www.cvv.org.br/
Tel: 141

Sociedade Portuguesa de Suicidologia (Portugal)
http://www.spsuicidologia.pt/

http://www.hulpmix.nl/ (Netherlands)

Befrienders Helplines (Italy)
http://www.befrienders.org/helplines/helplines.asp?c2=Italy

Suicide Ecoute (France)
http://www.suicide-ecoute.fr/

PHARE (France)
http://www.phare.org/

한국자살예방협회 (Korean Association for Suicide Prevention)
http://www.suicideprevention.or.kr/

한국자살협회 사이버 상담실 (Korean Suicide Prevention Cyber Counseling)
http://www.counselling.or.kr/

Hjälplinjen (Sweden)
http://www.hjalplinjen.se/

If you know of good resources available where you live, please add them to the comments section of this post.