Thankfully, there are many helpful web resources for mental health and wellness, as well as suicide prevention and awareness. We hope you take the time to peruse those that may be of interest and pass along the information to others in your life.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Learn more about suicide prevention, warning signs, find support groups, or join the "Out of the Darkness" walk in your area.
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting with someone to listen, regardless of topic. The first priority is helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding them to create a plan to stay safe and healthy.
Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition provides local resources for mental health/wellness and suicide prevention.
Know the Signs is a suicide prevention social marketing campaign from California built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.
Lines for Life is a 24/7 Military-specific phone and text line that gives free, confidential support to service members, veterans and their families. Answered by veterans and others trained in military culture, our crisis lines offer compassionate, non-judgmental support and, where appropriate, connect people with referrals, resources, or treatment.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI publishes numerous mental health fact sheets, raises awareness and provides support and education within the college campus, community, and online via discussion boards.
NAMI: Student Resources provides college student-specific mental wellness resources, as well as those for various multicultural groups.
National Institute of Mental Health offers a vast array of information on mental health and wellness, as well as suicide prevention. How to help others, resources, and current research studies are some of the many valuable topics available.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support (online and on phone) for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. SPRC promotes collaboration among a variety of organizations in the field of suicide prevention.
SPRC: Blacks & African Americans Although suicide rates are lower among African Americans than among whites it brings attention to the increasing rates and scope of the problem of suicide and other mental illness.
SPRC: Populations shows information on how people of different ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and occupations, are all affected by suicide. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors can vary across populations, and risk and protective factors for suicide may also differ, and this resource summarize the suicide problem, risk and protective factors, and opportunities for prevention among specific populations.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
This Is My Brave strives to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by featuring true stories told through creative expression. Through the sharing of stories and experiences of those in recovery, we provide a sense of community and hope; and encourage others to share their stories.
Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention offers 24/7 crisis helplines and text lines, tons of information on mental health and wellness, self-help and community resources for military members and families.