Suicide Prevention Resources
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.
Postvention and Prevention. These are evidence-based guides created by national organizations categorized by type.
- Means Matter Website– Guidance on the importance of removing firearms and other means someone might use to suicide
- How to remove means when it’s a firearm in Virginia – This varies from state to state but this will offer a guide for other areas
- Survivor Outreach Program – Peer to peer support in your community
- AFSP Resources – For those who’ve lost someone to suicide
- Suicide Loss Support Groups
- United Suicide Survivors International– An organization that serves as a home for people who have experienced suicide loss, suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts/feelings, and their friends and families — collectively known as people w/ lived experience with suicide – to leverage their expertise for large scale change
- Alliance of Hope: For those who’ve lost someone to suicide
- More grief support here
For Faith Leaders
For Workplace Prevention & Grief Support:
- Suicide Prevention: A Model Policy by the Trevor Project– This is a very concise and thorough school policy that covers, prevention, memorials, intervention, postvention. Trevor will even consult with school districts to modify it for their state and school district. A must to download.
- After a Suicide, A Toolkit for Schools (pdf) A guide from AFSP for schools who have suffered a suicide of one of their students
- Preventing Suicide: A ToolKit for Schools (pdf) SAMHSA
- Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention
- Memorials after Suicide: Guidelines for Schools & Families (pdf)
- Memorials after Suicide: Guidelines for Schools & Families (article)
- Suicide Clusters and Contagion– (pdf)
- Suicide Conversations– (Podcast): “How to talk to kids about suicide” with Dan Reidenburg on Talk to Your Kids About Anything podcast with Dr. Robyn Silverman
- Suicide Conversations-(Podcast): “How to talk to kids about Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicide,” with Anne Moss Rogers on Talk to Your Kids About Anything podcast with Dr. Robyn Silverman
- After a School Suicide (article) Student project to work through their own grief and connect with the family. The stories you share about our beloved dead mean the most.
- Scroll below for links to youth suicide prevention nonprofits, JED Foundation (teen and young adults) and Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth)
For Healthcare Providers:
- ASQ suicide screening tool for ERs and Physician Practices (this tool takes twenty seconds)
- For practices, these are some of the handouts used by other pediatricians/PCPs.
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