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Military Outreach Program of Dublin and Washington Townships
SAMHSA New Publications and Products
OHIOCARES Brochure of Services
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Global Organizations

Suicide and Mental Health Association International (SMHAI)
Centre for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ
HCUPnet is a free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP's activities include supporting research projects, providing information and education about suicide and depression, and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.

The European Network for Suicidology
The purpose of the European Network for Suicidology is to establish a European coordinated network covering initiatives and efforts in the area of suicide research and suicide prevention, involving researchers, clinicians, and volunteers. As a non-governmental organization, the Network also provides a forum for discussion between the various associations involved in suicide prevention.

Havard University - Means Matter
"Means reduction" (reducing the odds that an attempter will use highly lethal means) is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.


 State Organizations

Columbia University
NAMI Ohio
Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA)
Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Mental Health
The Ohio State University
The Supreme Court of Ohio


Federal Organizations

AAS - American Association of Suicidology

At the AAS conference, a number of people requested the links on the AAS web site for the new AAS resource sheets about youth suicide. Here they are:

Key AAS Resources

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
SPAN - Suicide Prevention Action Network
SPRC - Suicide Prevention Resource Center


 Prevention 

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)
The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) represents the combined work of advocates, clinicians, researchers and survivors around the nation. It lays out a framework for action to prevent suicide and guides development of an array of services and programs that must be developed. It is designed to be a catalyst for social change with the power to transform attitudes, policies, and services. The NSSP Goals and Objectives for Action was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in May of 2001, with leadership from the Surgeon General.

SA/VE (Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education)
SAVE's mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

SPAN USA (Suicide Prevention Action Network)
SPAN USA's is to provide a way for survivors of suicide - those who have lost someone to suicide - to transform their grief into positive action to prevent future tragedies.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP's activities include supporting research projects, providing information and education about suicide and depression, and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.

The Links National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare
The LNRC is dedicated to reaching out to those affected by suicide and connecting them to resources, through speeches and workshops concerning depression, warning signs of suicide, and how to respond and get help; resource materials including a prevention packet of information; telephone counseling; information referrals concerning other resources and organizations; suicide curriculum for high school students and referrals for support groups for survivors of suicide (SOS).

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation was established in order to prevent suicide on college campuses and focus on the underlying causes of suicide. The Jed Foundation convenes higher education and government leaders as well as scientific research and mental health experts in order to design effective prevention programs that reflect the best in current thinking. They create innovative web sites, such as UlifelineTM, which brings help directly to students by linking them to their respective college health centers.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is in the process of developing a Canadian blueprint of a national strategy for suicide prevention. The purpose is to articulate what a national strategy would look like that world, in turn, prompt action by all segments of Canadian society including all government levels.

International Association for Suicide Prevention
IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academians, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.

Choose Life
Choose Life is a national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. Choose Life has a 10 year plan aimed at reducing suicides in Scotland by 20% by the year 2013.

The Jason Foundation
In 1997, The Jason Foundation was founded by Clark Flatt after losing his sixteen year-old son, Jason, to the silent epidemic of youth suicide. Since then, The Jason Foundation has worked to help educate young people, parents, teachers, and others who work with young people about youth suicide. Their mission is helping young people deal with the pressures of growing up by offering choices other than suicide as an answer to problems.

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Committee
Serving southeastern Pennsylvania, Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Committee is a non-profit, non-sectarian, nondenominational organization dedicated to providing caregivers with professional resources necessary to aid persons at risk, identify support organizations for survivors of suicide and provide community awareness.

Light for Life Foundation - Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
A community-based outreach program of Light for Life Foundation International, Yellow Ribbon offers a program that teaches about the internal nature of depression and loneliness. Suicide Prevention Community Development, Gatekeeper Training, seminars, workshops with fully developed curriculum (and videos) are available.

National Center for Suicide Prevention Training
The National Center for Suicide Prevention Training (NCSPT) provides educational resources to help public officials, service providers, and community-based coalitions develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. The site also has a resource database composed of suicide prevention articles and information.

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
A grassroots team of Tennesseans working to eliminate the stigma of suicide, educate the community about the warning signs of suicide, and ultimately reduce the rate of suicide in the state of Tennessee.

Violence and Injury Prevention Program
The Violence and Injury Prevention Program offers online resources for family members, health care professionals, forensic examiners, law enforcement officers, and others in the aging, mental health, long term care, and public health network.

The HELP Network
The HELP Network is an international network of medical and allied organizations dedicated to reducing firearm injuries and deaths. To achieve this goal, HELP promotes strategies that are based on public health research.

Youth Suicide Prevention Program
The Youth Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing youth suicide through training, public awareness and communities in action.

 


Treatment 

The Aeschi Working Group
A movement for improving the therapeutic approach to the suicidal person.

Resources for Clinicians Who Have Lost a Patient to Suicide
This site provides information and resources for therapists as survivors of a patient's suicide.

The Center for Therapy and Studies of Suicidal Behavior
The Center for Therapy is an establishment for out-patient treatment of suicidal patients, we well as for research and education in the field of suicidal experience and behavior and psychotherapy.

 


Youth

Teen Education and Crisis Hotline
Teen Education and Crisis Hotline work to prevent suicide by appropriate education, intervention and referral. One of their programs is Parents Against Teen Suicide (PATS). PATS was formed for the purpose of detecting youth at risk and providing preventive education an intervention service for high risk youth in the areas of drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy, child abuse, and suicide.

Not My Kid
Not MY Kid, Inc. is dedicated to raising awareness about the most prevalent youth and adolescent mental and behavioral health issues.

Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counseling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Every day, professional counselors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.

http://kidshelp.sympatico.ca/en/
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth

http://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project operates the nations only 24/7 crisis & suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.

 


Minorities

­­­­­­­­­­National Organization for People of Color against Suicide
NOPCAS is committed to stopping the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities. The organization is developing innovative strategies to address this urgent national problem.

 


 Screening

http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/
Screening for Mental HealthScreening for Mental Health, Inc., (SMH) first introduced the concept of large-scale mental health screenings with National Depression Screening Day in 1991. SMH programs now include both in-person and online programs for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol problems, and suicide prevention. Programs are implemented by local clinicians at mental health facilities, hospitals, primary care offices, social service agencies, colleges/ universities, workplaces, schools and the military. In 2006 alone, nearly 600,000 screenings were completed at some 12,000 facilities using SMH programs.

 

Columbia University TeenScreen Program
The Columbia University TeenScreen Program is a national mental health and suicide risk screening program dedicated to helping parents find teens with the known risk factors for suicide by making voluntary mental health check-ups available to all American families.

Signs of Suicide
SOS Signs of Suicide® programs are depression awareness and suicide prevention programs that can be implemented in one or more classroom periods by existing school staff. The SOS programs can also be used in alternative settings serving youth such as: social clubs, after school programs, and juvenile justice systems.

 


Law Enforcement

Tears of a Cop
To promote awareness on the epidemic of Law Enforcement Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide.

National Police Suicide Foundation
Central Florida Police Stress Unit, Inc.
The Heavy Badge
Suicide and Mental Association International

 


Military - Veterans

Marine Corps Community Services
Suicide prevention resources for individuals in the military

http://www.NationalResourceDirectory.gov
Support resources created for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and their families and caregivers.

Army G-1 Suicide Prevention Link
USACHPPM Suicide Prevention Link
Army Behavioral Health Website
Suicide and Mental Association International
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Suicide Prevention: A Resource Manual for the United States Army
Outward Bound Program for Veterans

http://fedshirevets.gov/
Resources for veterans looking for federal jobs

Ohio Military Relief Fund

4Troops - Collection of Patriotic and uplifting songs. Proceeds benefit charities which support American Veterans
http://www.4troopsmusic.com/   email address: 4troops@sonymusic.com

 


Elderly

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association
Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts
The Elderly and Suicide
Suicide.Org
Suicide and the Elderly: Warning Signs and How to Help
American Association of Suicidology Elderly Suicide Fact Sheet
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services: Suicide Among the Elderly

 


Men

Center for Suicide Prevention Men and Suicide: Part I: Risk Factors
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Facts and Figures By Gender
National Institute of Mental Health Men and Depression
Healthy Place.com
Real Men: Real Depression

 


Survivors

SiblingSurvivors
A web site dedicated to support for people who have lost a sibling to suicide.

The Gift of Keith
A website for suicide survivors created by Carol Loehr in memory of her son Keith. Designed to help comfort and inform survivors of suicide, and to educate clergy, health care professionals and counselors. A wide variety of survivor resources.

HEARTBEAT Grief Support Following Suicide
Support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. HEARTBEAT is a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one.

Friends and Families of Suicides
Remembering friends and family of those who lost their lives to suicide.

Parents of Suicides
Support for Parents who have lost sons or daughters to suicide.

The Sibling Connection
This site has been created as a resource for anyone who has experienced the death of a brother or sister.

The Samaritans
Samaritans USA is the coalition of the 11 non-profit, non-religious Samaritans suicide prevention centers in the United States. Its primary purpose is to further the Samaritian's principles of befriending people who are depressed, in crisis and suicidal as practiced on or through our volunteer-staffed crisis response hotlines, public education programs and suicide survivor support groups.

Suicide Discussion Board
The FFOS and POS Suicide Discussion Board is offered as a place to exchange information and theories relating to suicide. Board monitors are not counselors or professionals, but people walking the path to healing after their own personal losses.

Loving Outreach
Web site for a support group in Ontario. The site contains information helpful to survivors.

Memory Tree of Lights
The "Memory Tree of Lights" is a ministry which focuses on the Christmas holiday season and provides comfort, education, intervention and hope to people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of someone to suicide and who are overwhelmed by this loss during the Christmas season.

Lifekeeper Foundation
The Lifekeeper Foundation was formed in 1995 to promote suicide awareness, education, and prevention through are forms such as Lifekeeper Jewelry, Poetry, and the Lifekeeper National Memory Quilt project.

Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide and Interfaith Services (OASSIS)
The mission of OASSIS is to enrich the lives of those who have been and will be touched by suicide. OASSIS seeks to prevent suicide, to increase suicide awareness, and to remove the stigma on attempters and survivors by facilitating educational programs, organizing systems-wide support, training professional caregivers, and offering consultative services.

Friends for Survival, Inc.
A national outreach program for survivors of suicide loss. Friends for Survival, Inc. is dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide.

Survivors Road 2 Healing
Gift from Within

 


Media

Ohio Sucide Reporting Guidelines

 

 

 

Ohio Suicide Statistics
Ohio Suicide Statistics
National Suicide Statistics
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Ohio County Hot Lines

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