Suicide Prevention Resources

for in the workplace, schools, and at home

The Role of Co-Workers in Preventing Suicide in the Workplace

Provided by The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), this article may help you to recognize a colleague who is at risk and help your respond.

Comprehensive Blueprint for Workplace Suicide Prevention

Provided by The Action Alliance (Workplace Task Force), this online resource provides guidance to workplaces on how to develop a comprehensive suicide prevention program. 

Best Practices for Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Just added to the Policy Research Associates, Inc. well-being portfolio, “this release is a tool that employers – large and small – can use to assess their organizations and create concrete action items for growing mentally healthy workplace practices, policies, and programs. 

Creating a mentally healthy workplace can transform and even save employees’ lives.” 

Suicide Prevention Resources for Schools & Young People

OK2TALK 

Living with mental illness may sometimes leave you feeling hopeless and alone.  The stigma associated with having a mental illness often makes it hard to talk openly about your feelings and experiences, even with your family and friends.  Help is available.

OK2TALK is an online community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle, or hope.  

Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics, and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.   Submission guidelines

Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

( PRINTABLE For Students, New Diagnosis, Infographic)

Support for Suicidal Individuals on social and digital media.   

Not only will this 27-page guide save lives, but it’s also the socially responsible thing to do . . .

Want to Know How to Help a Friend? 

(PRINTABLE Student Guide to Mental Health, Infographic)

The Dougy Center Grief Resources & Toolkits

(for Suicide Pre & Postvention)

The Trevor Project

GET HELP NOW – If you are thinking about suicide and in need of immediate support, please call TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386.

TrevorChat – Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7

TrevorText  –  Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7.   Text START to 678678.

TrevorSpace – An online international peer-to-peer community

Trevor Support Center – FAQs for LGBTQ youth and allies

www.selfinjuryhelp.com/

If you know someone who self-injures, please get help for that person.  You MUST tell someone who can help – a friend, a parent, a teacher – anyone who can help.  Self-injury can never be a secret.   You are NOT being a friend if you do not get help for the person.

Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents

The Jason Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs to equip young people, educators, youth workers, and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

Facts – As parents and adults we need to be able to talk openly with our youth.  The first thing we need to do is to be well informed about the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide.  Suicide is Preventable.   (This webpage includes Youth Suicide Statistics, Signs and Concerns, and Common Myths.)

What a Parent Can Do – This webpage includes a list of things you can do in your own community to make a difference.   (Also includes an extensive resource library and Do’s and Don’ts.)

Nicolina’s Wishes provides education and other support services for individuals, families, and peers affected by mental health issues and illness. The foundation engages with the local community by advocating for mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and grief support. Located in Center Township, on-site programming is available for peer support, wellness, and resource education.

Additional Suicide Prevention Resources

Beaver County Zero Suicide Initiative

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

NAMI: Risk of Suicide