Educational Resources for Students and Families
The National Suicide Prevention LifelineIs a 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. The website is a valuable resource that helps families and students learn about risk factors, warning signs and ways to help prevent suicide.
SAMHSAProvides suicide prevention information and other helpful resources to behavioral health professionals, the general public, and people at risk.
Los Angeles County Youth Suicide Prevention ProjectProvides resources to schools, teachers, parents and students to help recognize the warning signs of suicide and steps to take to refer that individual to get the support needed. Resources are an also available in Chinese and Spanish.
The Trevor ProjectWas created to help individuals work through these thoughts and provide support and resources for students and families. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender population are at higher risk for suicide ideations. The rate of suicide attempts is 4 times greater for LGB youth and 2 times greater for questioning youth than that of straight youth. Forty percent of transgender have reported attempting suicide at some point.
The Jason FoundationWas founded by the parents of a student who died by suicide. It is their hope that this site will help provide you some of the information, tools and resources to help you identify at-risk youth and know how to assist them in getting help before a tragedy occurs. Prevention begins with education.
AFSPIs the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.