Suicide is a scary word in today’s world. Many believe that if they talk about it, it may be giving someone an idea. The following websites provide information on statistics, resources, and myths regarding this topic.
American Association of Suicidology
Leading organization for research, education and training on suicide. The AAS website provides information on further resources for survivors and those interested in preventing suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP provides research, education, and advocates for policy change regarding suicide prevention. The AFSP has statistics at the national and state level, if you are interested in learning more.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has resources available for people in crisis, including the lifeline number and an online chat. They also have information on how to get involved, if you are interested in volunteering.
The Trevor Project
Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth
Depression is a mental illness, just like getting physically ill. It’s treatable and is not a sign of weakness. WebMD provides more information on depression, as well as a brief screening tool for depression.
To Write Love On Her Arms
TWLOHA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to decreasing suicide, self-injury, and addiction by giving hope to others. Originally started to help a friend get treatment, TWLOHA has grown and is now a major movement that increases awareness for seeking treatment.
*If you are someone you know is suicidal, please refer them to a licensed counselor or therapist or call the National Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also visit the National Lifeline online for resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons, veterans, or to chat with someone who can assist in a crisis situation.