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Suicide Prevention Organizations And Facilities Listing
This selection listing of organizations, websites, and materials that can help people who have lost someone to suicide. Many of these resources were developed by survivors of suicide loss. And many of the organizations listed also provide guidance on becoming involved in prevention, advocacy, and support for other survivors. (Click on each logo icon below, to be directed to that specific organizations website)
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors. This organization for survivors of suicide loss provides information sheets, a blog, and a community forum. Through the forum, survivors can contact others with similar losses, share their stories, and discuss healing from a loss by suicide. The forum operates like a 24/7 support group with a team of trained moderators and a mental health clinician who contributes regularly. It was founded in 2008 by Ronnie Walker, a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995. Our Mission:  Kindness matters. For those who've lost a loved one to suicide, it matters a lot. That’s why we exist: to provide healing, compassionate support to those who are suffering through the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of suicide. Our services help people survive and go beyond just surviving, to lead productive lives filled with meaning and joy. 
In 1976, a group of interested educators and clinicians organized the Forum for Death Education and Counseling. Over the years, the organization grew to become the Association for Death Education and Counseling® (ADEC). ADEC is the oldest interdisciplinary organization in the field of dying, death and bereavement. ADEC’s primary goal is to enhance the ability of professionals and laypeople to be better able to meet the needs of those with whom they work in death education and grief counseling. As a nonprofit organization, the membership is made up of educators, counselors, nurses, physicians, hospital and hospice personnel, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, social workers, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, physical and recreational therapists, health well-being specialists and volunteers. All persons are welcome to join regardless of color, national origin, creed or gender. ADEC works to promote and share research, theories and practice in dying, death and bereavement

American Association of Suicidology (AAS). AAS is a non-profit organization that promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. It serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide, publishing and disseminating statistics and suicide prevention resources. AAS also hosts national annual conferences for professionals and survivors
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, interactive practical, practice oriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid. To find an ASIST workshop in your area, go to:  Find a Training or contact asist@livingworks.net
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). This center, located at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a valuable source of information, resources, and statistics about suicide, suicide risk, and suicide prevention. It includes links to a number of statistical databases, including WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), YRBSS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System), National Violent Death Reporting System, and National Vital Statistics System.
Children’s Safety Network (CSN). CSN is a national resource center for injury and violence prevention, including suicide prevention, that provides technical assistance on injury prevention planning, programs, and best practices; analyzes and interprets injury data; partners with national organizations and Federal agencies to promote child and adolescent health and safety; disseminates injury prevention research; conducts trainings and presentations; and produces publications.
This organization is for people who have lost family or friends to suicide and professionals who work with people who have been touched by suicide. All of the staff and volunteers have been directly impacted by a suicide death. The organization produces a monthly newsletter and runs the Suicide Loss Helpline (1-800-646-7322), which is available 9 a.m.–9 p.m., seven days a week. It has also published the guide Pathways to Purpose and Hope, which provides comprehensive information on building a community-based suicide survivor support program.
HelpPRO® (HelpNet, Inc.) was founded in 1995 to improve the public's access to the services of mental health clinicians and organizations. (Click here to view our brochure). Our vision is that every person in America can readily find mental health services to meet their needs. In 1998 the tragic suicide of a local publisher became our raison d'etre. At the heart of HelpPRO® is our Therapist Finder. It carefully identifies users’ needs and interests and matches these with our therapists’ capabilities. Our matching process increases the likelihood that users and therapists will make positive, lasting connections from their very first meeting.

Forever Missed Memorial Websites allow families and friends to celebrate the life of a lost loved one by writing life biography, sharing stories, leaving tributes, compiling photo, audio and video albums in their memory. Memorial sites are truly collaborative. Everyone can share in treasured memories wherever they are in the world. Once the memorial site for your loved one is setup - invite their dear friends and family to share fondest memories together. Their basic service is completely FREE, and setup takes only a few minutes. There are no ads anywhere on their memorial sites and Forever Missed is funded solely by donations and optional upgrade memberships.

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention- (www.ActionAllianceforSuicidePrevention.org) is the public-private partnership working to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and make suicide prevention a national priority. Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) operates the Secretariat for the Action Alliance, which was launched in 2010 by former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates with the goal of saving 20,000 lives in five years.

The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to partnering and collaborating with local and state individuals and organizations for the development and implementation of evidence based suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies and programs in the State of Nevada. The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) was established on March 1, 2005. The Coalition believes that suicide is a major community and public health issue that requires a community solution that can best be accomplished through public and private collaboration.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The NIMH website has a section on suicide prevention that includes information and resources useful for a variety of audiences, including researchers, health care professionals, and consumers. NIMH also conducts research on suicide and suicide prevention. Updates on the research can be found through News from the Field: Research Findings of NIMH-funded Investigators, from EurekAlert!
We invite you to visit our memorial websites and learn about the people remembered on them: daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, friends and others who reached a point of no return, and left. If you have lost someone to suicide, we also invite you to read about the various groups we have and apply to join us, or to visit our message board. We bereaved are not alone. When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy hearted into which our grief has given us entrance and inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy, their understanding. ~ Helen Keller
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). SAVE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource to people affected by suicide. Its prevention and education programs are designed to increase knowledge about depression, suicide, and accessing community resources, and to increase understanding and use of intervention skills to help prevent suicide.
Since the National Depression Screening Day in 1991, SMH's programming and reach has expanded dramatically. In addition to National Depression Screening Day in October, we now also have National Alcohol Screening Day in April and the National Eating Disorders Program which is promoted annually during the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week—the last week of February. In addition to these annual screening events, we have several educational screening programs targeted toward various demographics including teenagers, college students, the general adult population and seniors. Since our founding, thousands of organizations worldwide including hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, government agencies, military installations, older adult facilities, primary care clinics, colleges, secondary schools, corporations, and HMO's have utilized our educational and screening programs.
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide was founded in 2005 by Scott Fritz and Don Quigley, two friends who lost teenaged children to suicide. After their losses, Scott and Don were shocked to learn that suicide was the third leading cause of death for America’s youth and were determined to do whatever they could to protect other families from the devastation of suicide.   Several of their close friends and golf buddies including Todd Cohen, Jerry Grasso, Tom Lanning, and Bob Agel helped them form the organization and joined the Board of Directors.  They recruited Maureen Underwood a Clinical Social Worker and nationally recognized expert in youth suicide prevention and Jeannine Grasso, Principal of Roselle Park Middle School in Roselle Park, New Jersey to their board.  The combination of business savvy and knowledge of evidence-based mental health practices enables SPTS to work quickly, efficiently, and decisively to develop and implement youth suicide prevention programs at both the state and national level.
Our organization has created a unique, national and community-based network of volunteers and partner organizations and resources, inside and outside of the military, providing a range of solutions for active-duty Service members, Veterans and family members. We’re also leading awareness and outreach campaigns to change the way our country thinks about mental health care and the stigma of receiving treatment. We’re committed to helping our brothers and sisters in arms get the help they need, without shame or fear of career repercussions.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides immediate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline also provides informational materials, such as brochures, wallet cards, posters, and booklets featuring the Lifeline number.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)This SAMHSA-funded, national center helps strengthen the suicide prevention efforts of state, tribal, community, and campus suicide prevention organizations and coalitions, and organizations that serve populations with high suicide rates. It provides technical assistance, training, a variety of resource materials, a current awareness newsletter (The Weekly SPARK), the SPRC Online Library, and customized information pages that outline the roles of various professionals in preventing suicide. In partnership with AFSP, SPRC co-produces the Best Practices Registry (BPR) for Suicide Prevention. SPRC also helps build partnerships between health and mental health providers and provides organizational support for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
The Link Counseling Center is a nonprofit community counseling center serving the community since 1971. The Link provides quality, affordable, confidential counseling, psychotherapy, and support groups to all ages.The Link is dedicated to providing affordable therapeutic services on a low cost, sliding fee scale. Clients are seen by Link therapists for as many visits as needed. No outside parties determine eligibility for services, number of visits or fees paid. Confidentiality is a priority and is carefully maintained at The Link. Individual, couple, family and group counseling and psychotherapy are available.
The Wingman Project was created in August 2007 by the Deputy Director of Safety of the Air National Guard as a collaborative solution, including chaplains, family support, medical community, and safety, for all Airmen and their families to address suicide intervention. Since then, the project has been endorsed by the US Air Force and the Department of Defense, receiving an HQ Air Force “Best Practice” in July 2009
What is the Your Life Matters! campaign? Your Life Matters! is an opportunity for every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, to focus one Sabbath each year on the characteristics common to most faiths that also help prevent suicides. These characteristics are at the very core of what most faith communities are and do, in that they:
  • Promote hope
  • Build healthy social connections
  • Provide answers to life’s challenging questions
  • Recognize and celebrate the myriad reasons for living and the God-given value of each member in the community, no matter how young or old, weak or strong, healthy or infirmed, and
  • Support those who face mental health challenges and/or problems with misuse of alcohol and other drugs, as they seek effective treatment. Support their families and loved ones, as well.

Your Life Matters! is an initiative of the Faith Communities Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 

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