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Suicide Prevention

If you are in a suicide crisis:

  • In Iowa, you can call Foundation 2 at 1-800-332-4224

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

 

Websites

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Suicide PreventionIncludes statistics, fact sheets, research.

Iowa Suicide Prevention 
Information from the Iowa Department of Public Health 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Suicide facts, research, and support.

Mental Health America - Suicide Resources
Suicide facts, links to suicide crisis, prevention and educational resources.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI )
The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Suicide in Youth.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Promotes research, public awareness programs, and education and training for professionals and volunteers. Includes information on suicide, fact sheets, links.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Educational materials on depression and suicide. Warning signs, Q & A, how to help a riend.

Youth Suicide Problems: Gay/Bisexual Male Focus
Focuses directly on the issue of gay and bisexual youth suicide. The site includes excellent abstracts, articles and essays available online on a wealth of gay and bisexual topics.

Your Life Iowa Bullying does not have to be a part of growing up. If you are a teen in Iowa and you, a friend or a family member is a victim of bullying, it’s time to take control. Here you can find information about how to identify and deal with bullying or the topic of suicide.

Befrienders Worldwide
Working to prevent suicide worldwide with 31,000 volunteers in over 40 countries. Site in 7 languages. Información Sobre Suicidios Y Crisis.

Publications

Suicide Prevention: How to help someone who is suicidal
Understanding and preventing suicide. 

Suicide Rate on the Rise; Experts Say Rising Drug Use May Be Contributing Factor
The suicide rate in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers say increasing drug use may be one of the contributing factors. 

Handling A Phone Call from A Suicidal Person

If You're Thinking About Suicide...Read This First

Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide Web MD

Understanding Suicidal Thinking
From the Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance

Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts (NIMH)
Major depression is a significant predictor of suicide in older adults.

Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention (NIMH)
Brief overview of suicide statistics and prevention.

Suicide: A major, preventable mental health problem (NIMH)