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It is understandable to feel hopeless right now. Below are some important resources you can use to improve mental health and find relief. If you are having thoughts of suicide please seek help. Please know you are not alone. There is help.
Link to Suicide Resources:

~ National suicide hotline 24/7: 1-800-273-8255 ~ Crisis Textline 24/7: Text HOME to 741741 ~
~ Coping With Suicidal Thoughts ~ Suicide Prevention in Schools ~

Not suicidal but still want help? Click on a link below!
~ Coping with COVID-19 ~ Coping with Social Isolation ~ Finding a Therapist ~ Other Resources ~
[Master List of Mental Health Resources]
~ More at HGAPS.org ~



This page brings together information and resources for dealing with suicidal ideation. For information regarding non suicidal self harm, visit our second page. This page was curated by Helping Give Away Psychological Science, a non-profit focused on dissemination and connecting people to resources from which they could greatly benefit.

General Resources[edit | edit source]

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)[edit | edit source]

For information on mental health education programs, NAMI-led support groups, and the NAMI HelpLine

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)[edit | edit source]

SAVE is focused on 6 main program areas: Public Awareness, Education, Training, Grief Support, Products & Resources, and Research. Follow the links below for more information and resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention[edit | edit source]

The 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

Befrienders Worldwide (International)[edit | edit source]

Befrienders Worldwide has members and volunteers worldwide available to help people in emotional distress and their loved ones

There are also opportunities to get involved and volunteer:

American Psychiatric Association Center for Workplace Mental Health[edit | edit source]

The APA Center for Workplace Mental Health provides resources for employers and employees. In particular, there are resources for mental health in the workplace and for new employers hiring individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Suicide.org[edit | edit source]

Suicide.org has compiled resources for individuals from several walks of life. They include mental illness-specific resources as well as resources for minority and at-risk groups

Psychology Today[edit | edit source]

To find a therapist in you area, considering using the Find a Therapist tool provided by Psychology Today

Suicide Prevention Resource Center[edit | edit source]
HGAPS Assessment Center[edit | edit source]
Other Resources for Coping with Mental Illness[edit | edit source]

Suicidal Thoughts[edit | edit source]

Prevention[edit | edit source]

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)[edit | edit source]
HelpGuide.org[edit | edit source]

HelpGuide is a small independent non-profit that runs one of the world’s top 10 mental health websites. Their website offers resources for mental health, health and wellness, children and families, relationships, aging, and more

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention[edit | edit source]
American Psychiatric Association Center for Workplace Mental Health[edit | edit source]

Hotlines[edit | edit source]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline[edit | edit source]
Crisis Text Line[edit | edit source]

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message, a medium that most people use and trust, to those who are facing any type of crisis. Their aim is to get you to a calm, safe place: they provide resources when needed and sometimes it means being there and simply listening.

Suicide.org[edit | edit source]

Suicide.org provides a list of suicide hotlines for countries outside the United States and has a separate page for suicide hotlines within the United States.

IMAlive[edit | edit source]

IMAlive is an online crisis service with supervised volunteers trained in crisis intervention. Trained crisis volunteers provide crisis intervention to people in crisis and empowers them to take the necessary next steps to address their situation.

Befrienders Worldwide[edit | edit source]
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)[edit | edit source]

Supporting a Loved One[edit | edit source]

Healthline[edit | edit source]

Healthline is a medically reviewed website that offers resources and information pertaining to physical and mental health issues. This link provides information on how to identify a friend who may be experiencing depression, as well as tips regarding how you should and should not attempt to help them

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada)[edit | edit source]

This link offers advice on what to do if you think a family member is considering suicide, how you can make your home as safe as possible, warning signs for suicide, what to do if a family member shows warning signs for suicide, and who to contact for support

Mayo Clinic[edit | edit source]

This link coaches you on what to do if you know someone who is suicidal. The article discusses questions to ask, warning signs to be alert of, how to offer support, and where you can find immediate help

HelpGuide[edit | edit source]

This Link guides you through understanding depression, recognizing depressive symptoms in a loved one, tips on what to say/ how to talk to someone about depression, and how to offer support and encourage them to get help

Survivors of Suicide[edit | edit source]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline[edit | edit source]

This link provides information on how to take care of yourself after a suicide attempt, how to help a loved one who has survived a suicide attempt, and other resources for attempt survivors

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention[edit | edit source]

This link offers advice on what to do when a loved one has made a suicide attempt. It goes over acknowledging your own feelings, the recovery process, supporting the loved one, and how to get help

Beckett Springs[edit | edit source]

This article discusses hospitalization after a suicide attempt, what to do after discharge, long term help after suicide attempt, and what not to do during the whole process.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center[edit | edit source]

SPRC is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). The organization provides technical assistance, training, and materials to support suicide prevention. This link provides a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide. It goes over identifying those at risk (screening), providing assistance, how to take action, and provides resources to help accomplish these concepts

At-Risk Populations[edit | edit source]

The Trevor Project[edit | edit source]

The Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth. They are a leading national organization that offers prevention services to the LGBTQ+ youth community

Teen Line[edit | edit source]

Teen Line is a non-profit, community based organization that provides emotional support to the youth. They aim to provide peer-based education and support before problems become a crisis via a national hotline, community outreach, and online support. Teens can receive help from other teens through call, text, email, or through a message board

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)[edit | edit source]
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline[edit | edit source]
Veterans Crisis Hotline[edit | edit source]

Grieving a Loved One[edit | edit source]

The following links provide tips for helping survivors of suicide loss, self-care tips for individuals who are survivors of suicide loss, and tips for parents and schools about talking to children and teens about suicide

Psychology Today[edit | edit source]
Mayo Clinic[edit | edit source]
American Psychological Association[edit | edit source]

Copycat Suicide[edit | edit source]

Copycat suicide (also known as the Werther Effect or suicide contagion) refers to an increase in suicide attempts and completions following exposure to a suicide either through the media or in a personal circle.[1] The suicide of a well-known celebrity has been shown to be correlated with a rise in suicide attempts, an effect that was seen following the death of actor Robin Williams.[2] To learn more, see the resources below:

Psychology Today[edit | edit source]
Biomed Central[edit | edit source]
Helping Give Away Psychological Science[edit | edit source]

A suicide contagion effect was sparked with the release of the TV show 13 Reasons Why in 2017.[3] HGAPS (Helping Give Away Psychological Science) has several pages regarding the mental health implications of the TV show. For more information, see below:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Suicide | Psychology Today". www.psychologytoday.com. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  2. Nutt, Amy Ellis. "Robin Williams's suicide was followed by a sharp rise in 'copycat' deaths". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  3. Gilbert, Sophie (2017-08-01). "Did '13 Reasons Why' Spark a Suicide Contagion Effect?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-10-21.