American Association of Suicidology

The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers, and serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. Membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis interventionContinue reading “American Association of Suicidology”

Say Something Anonymous Report

Say Something is a 24/7 anonymous reporting system that allows you to “submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. You can do this by reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions and harassment” (Suicidal behaviors, conversations of gun violence, etc.). A crisis center willContinue reading “Say Something Anonymous Report”

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. They utilize four core strategies: (1) funding for research, (2) educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, (3) advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide preventionContinue reading “The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)”

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices

This technical package from the CDC serves as a resource for state and community sectors such as public health, justice, and social services. The document provides information about strategies that: (a) increase the focus on the most effective suicide prevention tactics, (b) reduce the occurrence of suicide and (c) decrease the short and long-term effectsContinue reading “Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices”