|Title||Type of Program||Organization|
|"Is Your Patient Suicidal?" Emergency Department Poster and Clinical Guide||Awareness/Outreach||Suicide Prevention Resource Center|
The "Is Your Patient Suicidal?" Emergency Department Poster and Clinical Guide provide emergency department personnel with information on recognizing and responding to acute suicide risk. The accompanying guide, Suicide Risk: A Guide for ED Evaluation and Triage, provides additional clinical guidance for ED personnel. The poster and guide are available from the Emergency Nurses Association for a small fee.
|A Guide to Using Facebook to Promote Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness Stigma Reduction||Guidelines & Protocols||County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency|
A Guide to Using Facebook to Promote Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness Stigma Reduction serves as a resource for implementing the Facebook component of the larger “It’s Up to Us” campaign, developed to empower the local community to talk openly about mental illness, recognize signs and symptoms of suicide risk, and utilize local resources.
|A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide||Guidelines & Protocols||Carson J Spencer Foundation|
A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace provides clear steps for postvention, giving leadership a sense of how to: provide an immediate response to the traumatic event; follow a short-term recovery plan; and develop long-term strategies for helping employees cope. The publication provides succinct procedures with checklists and flow charts and serves as a go-to guide for people dealing with the crisis of suicide. The goal of the guide is to help reduce the impact of the suicide event by offering a blueprint for handling these challenging situations. In addition to providing immediate access to clear steps to take for moving forward in the wake of a traumatic event, the guide helps workplaces plan to move from a solely reactive position to a proactive approach, including policy development and employee training. It is available online without charge from the Carson J Spencer Foundation.
A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace provides clear steps for postvention, giving leadership a sense of how to: provide an immediate response to the traumatic event; follow a short-term recovery plan; and develop long-term strategies for helping employees cope. The publication provides succinct procedures with checklists and flow charts and serves as a go-to guide for people dealing with the crisis of suicide. The goal of the guide is to help reduce the impact of the suicide event by offering a blueprint for handling these challenging situations.
|A Resource Guide for Implementing the Joint Commissions 2007 Patient Goals on Suicide||Guidelines & Protocols||Screening for Mental Health, Inc.|
A Resource Guide for Implementing the Joint Commission's 2007 Patient Safety Goals on Suicide addresses the identification of those at risk for suicide in healthcare settings. The guide and corresponding Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) tool are available from Screening for Mental Health at no charge.
|Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 50||Guidelines & Protocols||Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration|
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 50 provides expert recommendations to help substance abuse counselors and administrators working with adult clients who may be suicidal. TIP 50 available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at no charge. A corresponding video, addressing issues of substance abuse treatment and suicide for veterans, is available on YouTube.
|Adolescent Suicide Risk Assessment||Education & Training||Thomas Jefferson University Outpatient Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
This online suicide risk assessment training module is geared to primary care providers and other clinicians, as well as students, who want to identify youth at risk for suicide in their practices and clinical locations. The program focuses on the assessment of background and subjective risk factors using the well-known HEADSS (Home, Education, Activities, Drug use and abuse, Sexual behavior, and Suicidality) interview instrument for psychosocial risk assessment. It is designed for those who need basic knowledge concerning suicide risk assessment.
|After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools||Guidelines & Protocols||American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & Suicide Prevention Rescource Center|
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools is an online resource for schools facing the suicide death of a student or other member of the school community. The Toolkit incorporates relevant existing material and research findings as well as references, templates, and links to additional information and assistance. It is available, at no charge, on the websites of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
|After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors||Awareness/Outreach||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivorsis a pamphlet that provides medical providers who care for suicide attempt survivors with awareness of important issues. The pamphlet is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at no charge.
|After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department||Awareness/Outreach||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Departmentis a pamphlet intended as a guide for families of suicide attempt survivors on what to expect in the emergency department and after release from the hospital. The pamphlet is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration without charge.
|After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department||Awareness/Outreach||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department is pamphlet intended as a guide for individuals on how to move forward after being treated in an emergency department for attempting suicide. The pamphlet is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration without charge.
|American Indian Life Skills Development/Zuni Life Skills Development||Education & Training||University of Washington Press|
American Indian Life Skills Development/Zuni Life Skills Development is a school-based curriculum that has demonstrated increased suicide prevention skills and decreased hopelessness, among other positive outcomes, in American Indian youth. The curriculum is 28-56 lessons long. The curriculum manual is available from the University of Washington Press for a fee.
|Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)||Education & Training||LivingWorks|
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a standardized and customizable 14-hour, two-trainer suicide prevention workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. ASIST requires instruction by a qualified trainer. Training is available from LivingWorks or qualified trainers for a fee.
|Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)||Education & Training||LivingWorks|
ASIST is a 2-day training program aimed at developing “suicide first aid” skills and competencies. ASIST comprises five progressive components in which trainees gradually build comfort and understanding around suicide and suicide intervention. ASIST participants learn to 1) understand attitudes about suicide; 2) provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk; 3) identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it; 4) appreciate the value of improving community suicide prevention resources; and 5) recognize important aspects of suicide prevention, including life-promotion and self-care. The study reviewed by NREPP randomized suicide crisis centers into an intervention group, in which counselors received ASIST training, and a wait-list control group. Data from monitored calls of suicidal individuals showed a significant improvement in callers’ behaviors (e.g., feeling less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed) by the end of calls handled by ASIST trained counselors, compared with the wait-list control group (Gould et al., 2013).
|Army ACE Suicide Intervention Program||Education & Training||U.S. Army|
The Army ACE Suicide Intervention Program is a three-hour training that provides soldiers with the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to intervene with those at risk for suicide. The training package is available from the U.S. Army without charge.
|Ask 4 Help Suicide Prevention for Youth||Education & Training||Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program|
Ask 4 Help! is a one-hour high school based curriculum that provides students with knowledge that may increase help-seeking for themselves or on behalf of others. It requires a certified Yellow Ribbon trainer. Ask 4 Help! is available from Yellow Ribbon for a fee.
|ASK about Suicide to Save a Life||Education & Training||Mental Health America of Texas|
ASK about Suicide to Save a Life is a 1.5 to 4-hour workshop for adults who interact with youth or adults at risk for suicide. Participants are trained to recognize warning signs—behaviors and characteristics that might indicate elevated risk for suicidal behavior—and how to intervene with a person they think might be at risk for suicide. Length of the training depends on which training modules are used. ASK about Suicide to Save a Life training is available from Suicide Prevention Education & Training and Mental Health America of Texas for a fee. Some training materials are available without charge.
|Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (AMSR)||Education & Training||SPRC Training Institute|
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) is a one-day workshop for mental health professionals that will help them better assess suicide risk, plan treatment, and manage the ongoing care of at-risk clients. AMSR requires instruction by a qualified trainer. Training is available from the SPRC Training Institute for a fee.
|Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)||Treatment||Treatment Advocacy Center|
Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is the practice of delivering outpatient treatment under court order to adults with severe mental illness who are found by a judge, in consideration of prior history, to be unlikely to adhere to prescribed treatment on a voluntary basis. AOT is a form of civil commitment intended for those who suffer from anosognosia (lack of insight) in addition to severe mental illness, and have been repeatedly hospitalized or arrested as a consequence of treatment nonadherence.
|At-Risk for High School Educators||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk for High School Educators is a one-hour, online, interactive gatekeeper training program that teaches high school educators how to (1) identify students exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression and thoughts of suicide; (2) approach students to discuss their concern; and (3) make a referral to school support services. It is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|At-Risk for Middle School Educators||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk for Middle School Educators is a 50-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper training program that teaches middle school educators and staff how to (1) identify students exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression and thoughts of suicide, (2) approach students to discuss their concern, and (3) make a referral to school support personnel. At-Risk for Middle School Educators is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|At-Risk for University and College Faculty: Identifying and Referring Students in Mental Distress||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk for University and College Faculty: Identifying and Referring Students in Mental Distress is a 45-minute, web-based training simulation that gives higher education faculty and staff the knowledge necessary to identify and refer students exhibiting symptoms of mental distress, including depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide. It is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|At-Risk for University and College Students||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk for University and College Students is a 30-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper training program that teaches students how to (1) identify students exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression and thoughts of suicide; (2) approach students to discuss their concern; and (3) make referrals to university counseling centers. It is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|At-Risk in Primary Care||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk in Primary Care is a one-hour, online training simulation that teaches primary care providers to: 1) identify patients that exhibit signs of suicide; 2) Engage in collaborative treatment planning; 3) apply motivational interviewing techniques to build trust; and 4) apply best practices in follow-up care. Kognito At-Risk in Primary Care is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|At-Risk in the ED||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk in the ED is a one-hour, online, interactive training simulation that teaches Emergency Department (ED) staff how to (1) recognize patients who exhibit warning signs of suicide and substance abuse risk, (2) screen patients for suicide and substance abuse risk, and (3) respond to patients who screen positive for suicide and substance abuse risk. It is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)||Treatment||Drexel University|
Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a treatment for adolescents ages 12-18 that is designed to treat clinically diagnosed major depressive disorder, address suicidal ideation, and reduce dispositional anxiety. The model is based on an interpersonal theory of depression, which proposes that the quality of family relationships may precipitate, exacerbate, or prevent depression and suicidal ideation. In this model, ruptures in family relationships, such as those due to abandonment, neglect, or abuse or a harsh and negative parenting environment, influence the development of adolescent depression. Families with these attachment ruptures lack the normative secure base and safe haven context needed for an adolescent's healthy development, including the development of emotion regulation and problem-solving skills. These adolescents may experience depression resulting from the attachment ruptures themselves or from their inability to turn to the family for support in the face of trauma outside the home. ABFT aims to strengthen or repair parent-adolescent attachment bonds and improve family communication. As the normative secure base is restored, parents become a resource to help the adolescent cope with stress, experience competency, and explore autonomy. ABFT is typically delivered in 60- to 90-minute sessions conducted weekly for 12-16 weeks. Research results related to suicide ideation and other outcomes are described on the NREPP website. The treatment manual is available for $69.95, or $49.95 for members of the American Psychological Association. Additional training and resources are available from the program developer. See the NREPP website for contact information.
|Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams||Guidelines & Protocols||Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)|
Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams is a 36-page manual that provides recommendations and guidelines for the development of on-campus teams whose purpose is to assess, support and respond to troubled or potentially violent students including those who are suicidal. It is available online, without charge, from the Jed Foundation.
|Be A Link Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training||Education & Training||Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program|
Be A Link! is a two-hour adult gatekeeper training program that provides participants with knowledge to help them identify youth at risk for suicide and refer them to appropriate help resources. Be A Link! requires a certified Yellow Ribbon trainer. It is available from Yellow Ribbon for a fee.
|Break Free From Depression: A 4-Session Curriculum Addressing Adolescent Depression||Education & Training||Boston Children’s Hospital|
Break Free From Depression is a 4-lesson (approximately 4-hour total) classroom curriculum that increases student knowledge of depression and suicide and promotes help-seeking for students in grades 8-12. It was developed by the Swensrud Depression Prevention Initiative (SDPI) of the Children’s Neighborhood Partnerships Program at Boston Children's Hospital. Break Free From Depression is available from SDPI for a fee.
|Brief Psychological Intervention after Deliberate Self-Poisoning||Treatment||University of Manchester|
Brief Psychological Intervention after Deliberate Self-Poisoning has demonstrated decreased suicidal ideation in those who received the four 50-minute treatments compared to those who received regular treatment. Information about the program has been published in the academic journal literature.
|CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means||Education & Training||Prevention Center at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth|
CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means is a two-hour workshop designed to help mental health providers implement counseling strategies to help clients and their families reduce access to lethal means, particularly (but not exclusively) firearms. Training is required. CALM is available from the Injury Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth for a fee.
|Campus Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers||Education & Training||Syracuse University|
Campus Connect is an experientially based gatekeeper training program for college and university faculty, staff, and students. Training is available from Syracuse University for a fee.
|CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning||Guidelines & Protocols||The Jed Foundation & Education Development Center|
Developed by The Jed Foundation and Education Development Center, CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning is a 32-page publication of principles and recommendations that can help college and university professionals develop a comprehensive plan to promote mental health within their campus communities, support students who are struggling emotionally or are distressed, and prevent suicide. The Guide is available without charge at both The Jed Foundation and Suicide Prevention Resource Center websites.
|CAST (Coping and Support Training)||Education & Training||Reconnecting Youth, Inc.|
CAST (Coping and Support Training) is a school-based small group counseling program for at-risk youth that has demonstrated decreased suicide risk factors among other positive outcomes in adolescents. CAST is conducted over 12 55-minute sessions. It can be delivered by trained teachers, counselors, social workers, or others with similar experience. It is available from Reconnecting Youth, Inc. for a fee.
|Check-in With You: The Older Adult Hopelessness Screening Program (OAHS)||Guidelines & Protocols||Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency|
Check-in With You: The Older Adult Hopelessness ScreeningProgram (OAHS), developed by Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, assesses levels of hopelessness in older adults and provides early intervention services to reduce suicide risk, improve quality of care, and prevent the onset of serious mental illness. All adults 55+ receiving primary health care services are screened for hopelessness and suicidal intent.
|Community Gatekeeper Training: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults & Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||Crisis Support Services of Alameda County|
Community Gatekeeper Training: LGBT Older Adults & Suicide Prevention is a 120-minute program, designed by Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, to train gatekeepers to recognize when a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) older adult may be at risk for suicide and respond appropriately.
|Connect Suicide Postvention Training||Education & Training||NAMI New Hampshire|
The Connect Suicide Postvention Program is a six-hour or three-day train-the-trainer program for professionals that increases the capacity of a community or organization to respond effectively to a suicide in order to prevent additional suicides. Connect Postvention training is a proactive planning tool for promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide death. Training is available from NAMI New Hampshire for a fee.
|Connect Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training||Education & Training||NAMI New Hampshire|
Connect Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training is a six-hour or three-day train-the-trainer program in suicide prevention/intervention across the lifespan for professionals and laypersons. Using a unique socio-ecological model, Connect examines suicide in the context of the individual, family, tribe, community and society. Training is available from NAMI-New Hampshire for a fee.
|Connect Youth Leaders: Partnering with Adults in Youth Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||NAMI New Hampshire|
Connect Youth Leaders: Partnering with Adults in Youth Suicide Prevention is a two-day workshop for youth leaders and adults that prepares youth and adults to conduct Connect Youth Suicide Prevention training for teenage audiences. Connect Youth Leaders is based on Connect Suicide Prevention Training, an SPRC Best Practices Registry program. This training takes into account developmental considerations of high school-age youth as well as safe messaging guidelines. Connect Youth Leaders: Partnering with Adults in Youth Suicide Preveniton is available from NAMI New Hampshire for a fee.
|Consensus Statement on Youth Suicide by Firearms||Guidelines & Protocols||Youth Suicide by Firearms Task Force and the American Association of Suicidology|
Consensus Statement on Youth Suicide by Firearmsprovides consensus findings pertaining to the relationship between firearms and suicide risk. The statement is available from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) at no charge.
|Creating Suicide Safety in Schools||Education & Training||Suicide Prevention Center of New York State (SPCNY)|
Creating Suicide Safety in Schools (CSSS) is a one-day workshop designed for school-based interdisciplinary teams, empowering them to establish realistic short-term plans for effective suicide prevention and response planning. Participants spend time planning and problem solving for specific actions needed for suicide-safer schools. The workshop's format includes didactic presentations coupled with small workgroup discussions, checklists, group planning documents, and exposure to free and low-cost resources that meet best practice recommendations. The Creating Suicide Safety in Schools workshop is available from the Suicide Prevention Center of New York State (SPCNY). Contact SPCNY for workshop information and costs.
|Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens||Awareness/Outreach||Families for Depression Awareness|
Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens are two booklets that provide parents and their children with greater awareness of issues surrounding treatment for depression and bipolar disorders. The booklet is available from Families for Depression Awareness for a small cost.
|Depression Wellness Guide for Adults with Depression and their Family and Friends||Awareness/Outreach||Families for Depression Awareness|
Depression Wellness Guide for Adults with Depression and their Family and Friends is a booklet that provides families with greater awareness of issues surrounding treatment for depression. The booklet is available from Families for Depression Awareness for a small cost.
|Dialectical Behavior Therapy||Treatment||Behavioral Tech LLC|
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychological treatment program that has demonstrated decreased suicide attempts and other positive outcomes in young adults. Generally, mental health professionals will need additional training to implement DBT. Training and training materials are available from Behavioral Tech, LLC for a fee.
|Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy (DDP)||Treatment||Upstate Medical University, NY|
Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy (DDP) is a 12- to 18-month, manual-driven treatment for adults with borderline personality disorder and other complex behavior problems, such as alcohol or drug dependence, self-harm, eating disorders, and recurrent suicide attempts. DDP combines elements of translational neuroscience, object relations theory, and deconstruction philosophy in an effort to help clients heal from a negative self-image and maladaptive processing of emotionally charged experiences. Neuroscience research suggests that individuals having complex behavior problems deactivate the regions of the brain responsible for verbalizing emotional experiences, attaining a sense of self, and differentiating self from other, and instead activate the regions of the brain contributing to hyperarousal and impulsivity.
DDP helps clients connect with their experiences and develop authentic and fulfilling connections with others. During weekly, 1-hour individually adapted sessions, clients discuss recent interpersonal experiences and label their emotions, while also reflecting upon their experiences in increasingly complex and realistic ways, to start the longer-term process of self-acceptance. Therapists must learn to recognize, understand, and make use of their own intense emotional reactions elicited by clients in order to foster recovery, avoid burnout, and provide novel experiences in the client-therapist relationship that support individuation and challenge clients' basic assumptions about themselves and others.
Implementers should be licensed therapists (i.e., psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists). Training is required to implement the full model.
|Emergency Department Means Restriction Education||Education & Training||Markus J. Kruesi M.D.|
Emergency Department Means Restriction Education increased the safe storage of firearms, among other positive outcomes, in homes of adolescent suicide attempters. Program information is available from published studies.
|Emergency Room Intervention for Adolescent Females||Treatment||Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D.|
Emergency Room Intervention for Adolescent Females is an emergency room based intervention for female suicide attempters and adult caregivers that has demonstrated decreased suicidal ideation, among other positive outcomes, for adolescent female suicide attempters and their adult caregivers. It is available from UCLA. The training manual is free; the training video and the program video are available for a fee.
|EndingSuicide.com||Education & Training||Med Student Learning|
EndingSuicide.com is a two-hour web-based suicide prevention training for teachers and other school professionals. It is available online from Med Student Learning at no charge.
|Experiential Training in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)||Education & Training||Training Institute for Suicide Assessment & Clinical Interviewing (TISA)|
Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) is a flexible interviewing strategy for sensitively and skillfully uncovering suicidal ideation, planning, behaviors, and intent. It was created for use in a variety of settings from outpatient clinics, inpatient units, and school counseling centers to emergency departments and telephone crisis centers. This one-day training is designed to provide participants with intensive experiential training on how to use the CASE Approach effectively. CASE Approach training is available from the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment & Clinical Interviewing (TISA) for a fee.
|Families Are Forever||Awareness/Outreach||Family Acceptance Project|
Families Are Forever is an educational video and guide that educates families on how to support their LGBT children and decrease their suicide risk. The video shows the journey of a religiously devout family from struggling to respond to accepting and supporting their young gay son. The video, discussion guide, and family education booklet are based on extensive research and family intervention work conducted by the Family Acceptance Project.
|Family of Heroes: Training for Family Members of Veterans||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito Family of Heroes: Training for Family Members of Veterans is a one-hour, online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation that teaches family members of veterans how to (1) identify signs of post-deployment stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, and thoughts of suicide; (2) approach veterans to discuss their concern, and (3) make a referral to a mental health support service such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Family of Heroes is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student||Guidelines & Protocols||Jed Foundation|
Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Studentprovides colleges and universities with a list of issues to consider when drafting or revising protocols related to the management of students at risk for suicide. The protocols are available from the Jed Foundation without charge.
|Friend2Friend||Education & Training||Kognito|
Friend2Friend is a 25-minute, online, interactive training program for high school students. In the training, users assume the role of a high school student concerned about a friend and engage in a simulated conversation with this friend. Users learn and practice effective conversation strategies for broaching the topic of psychological distress, motivating the peer to seek help, and avoiding pitfalls, such as giving unsolicited advice and criticizing. This program is based on At-Risk for College Students.
|Gryphon Place Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program-A Middle School Curriculum||Education & Training||Gryphon Place|
Gryphon Place Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program: A Middle School Curriculum is a universal prevention program for Grades 7-8, developed by Gryphon Place. It requires a qualified Gryphon Place instructor and is available from Gryphon Place for a fee.
|Guidelines for School Based Suicide Prevention Programs||Guidelines & Protocols||American Association of Suicidology|
Guidelines for School-Based Suicide Prevention Programsprovides recommendations for the safe and effective implementation of school-based suicide prevention programs. The guidelines are available from the American Association of Suicidology for a fee.
|Healthy Education for Life Program (HELP)||Education & Training||Heartline Oklahoma|
Developed by HeartLine, Inc., HELP is a suicide awareness program that targets youth 10 to 24 years of age. The purpose of HELP is to educate youth about the warning signs of depression and suicide, and empower them to get help for themselves or someone else who is feeling suicidal. The cornerstone of HELP is a 3 step intervention model of Ask, Listen, and Tell. It is available from HeartLine Oklahoma at no charge for groups within Oklahoma. HELP requires a qualified instructor. It is currently unavailable outside of Oklahoma.
|Helping Every Living Person (HELP) Depression and Suicide Prevention Curriculum||Education & Training||Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program|
Helping Every Living Person: Depression and Suicide Prevention Curriculum (HELP) is a high school curriculum that addresses depression and suicide prevention. The curriculum is divided into four 45-minute lesson plans. The curriculum package is available from the Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program for a fee.
|High School Gatekeeper Curriculum||Education & Training||Gryphon Place|
Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program: A High School Curriculum is a four-hour curriculum that addresses: identification of those exhibiting risk behaviors; asking about behaviors of concern; and referral of those possibly at risk to a trusted adult. It requires a qualified Gryphon Place instructor and is available from Gryphon Place for a fee.
|How Not To Keep A Secret||Education & Training||Youth Health Connection|
How Not To Keep A Secret (HNTKAS) is a peer leader training program designed to provide education to teens about depression and suicide, increase help-seeking behaviors, and decrease stigma associated with mental illness. The day-long HNTKAS training includes a clinical presentation, the documentary Break Free from Depression, and interactive activities. HNTKAS is available from the Youth Health Connection for a fee.
|In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||Center for Public Safety Innovation, St. Petersburg College|
In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention is an eight-hour train-the-trainers program that provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to stress management and suicide prevention for law enforcement and corrections professionals in order to reduce suicide risk. Those who complete the program return to their departments to train administrators, officers, and staff on suicide prevention. It is available without charge from the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College.
|Interactive Screening Program||Screening||American Foundation for Suicide Prevention|
The Interactive Screening Program (ISP) provides an online mechanism to identify and encourage college students who are at risk for depression, suicide and related problems to seek treatment. It is available from AFSP for a fee.
|It’s Time to Talk About It: A Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention||Awareness/Outreach||Florida Youth Suicide Prevention (FLYSP) Project|
The University of South Florida's It's Time to Talk About It: A Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention booklet describes the many critical roles families can play in preventing youth suicide. Included in the 20-page guide are (1) ways to help families become aware of the warning signs and risk factors of youth suicide, (2) steps to help families get help for at-risk youth, (3) tips to help families promote emotional well-being for youth in their communities, (4) strategies to help families build partnerships with helping professionals, and (5) ways families can become suicide prevention advocates and champions in their communities. Booklets are available from Florida Youth Suicide Prevention (FLYSP) Project for a fee.
|JedCampus||Guidelines & Protocols||The Jed Foundation|
JedCampus is an online self-assessment program that provides colleges with a tool to evaluate their compliance with the elements of the Jed Foundation/SPRC Model for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention (including strategic planning). Schools that meet minimum standards across the following eight domains receive a JedCampus seal: (1) strategic planning, (2) Identifying students at risk, (3) educate gatekeepers on campus, (4) provide mental Health services, (5) restrict access to potentially lethal means, (6) create and follow crisis management procedures, (7) increase help-seeking behavior, and (8) develop life skills/promote social networks. JedCampus is available from the Jed Foundation for a fee.
|Journey to Wellness||Education & Training||Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc.|
Journey to Wellness (J2W) is an eight-week wellness program for American Indian youth 12-18 years of age. Participants receive a sequenced set of eight one-hour sessions that are framed positively toward healthy living styles while at the same time exploring risk factors, suicide prevention, and other suicide-related issues. The Journey to Wellness program manual is available from the Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre without charge.
|Just Talk About It: Suicide Prevention Toolkit||Education & Training||CONTACT|
Please note that the CONTACT Crisis Line ceased operation on 12/31/14. To our knowledge, this training is no longer being disseminated. Some organizations may continue to offer the program using previously trained facilitators.
Developed by the Teen CONTACT Program at CONTACT Crisis Line, Just Talk About It: Suicide Prevention Toolkit is a program designed to train both adults and adolescents on how to assist youth who exhibit signs of suicidal risk.
|Kognito At-Risk for College Students||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk for College Students is a 30-minute, online, interactive training simulation that prepares college students and student leaders, including resident assistants, to provide support to peers who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. Through a self-paced, narrative-driven experience, participants build knowledge, skills, and confidence to identify, approach, and refer an at-risk student to counseling, mental health, or crisis support services.
|Kognito At-Risk for High School Educators||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito At-Risk for High School Educators is a 1-hour, online, interactive gatekeeper training program that prepares high school teachers and other school personnel to identify, approach, and refer students who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. Through a self-paced, narrative-driven experience, participants build knowledge, skills, and confidence to connect at-risk students to counseling, mental health, or crisis support services. By engaging in a role-play practice conversation with fully animated and emotionally responsive student avatars that act and respond like real humans, participants learn effective communication tactics for managing these challenging conversations. The course also works to reduce stigma around mental health issues by normalizing mental health disorders and increase protective factors by improving social connectedness. Simulations are authored and delivered using Kognito's proprietary Human Interaction Game Engine, which is based on research in social cognition, neuroscience, adult learning theory, and motivational interviewing. Kognito At-Risk for High School Educators is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Kognito Family of Heroes||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito Family of Heroes is a 1-hour, online role-playing training simulation for military families of servicemembers recently returned from deployment (within the past 4 years). The training is designed to: (1) increase awareness of signs of postdeployment stress, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, and suicidal ideation, and (2) motivate family members to access mental health services when they show signs of postdeployment stress. Targeted primarily to family members (e.g., spouses and parents), who often have the most contact with veterans, the training also can be appropriate for friends, caregivers, or colleagues of veterans. Through the training, family members learn: What to expect when a veteran returns from deployment, What postdeployment stress is and how to identify it, How to de-escalate arguments and negotiate family responsibilities, How to talk with a veteran about seeking professional help, How to find support services appropriate for veterans and their families. Kognito Family of Heroes is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit||Education & Training||Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health|
The Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit is an educational program developed for use by front-line providers, medical and mental health care clinicians, and health care trainees. It focuses on how to identify suicide warning signs, establish rapport and assess suicide risk and resiliency factors, and manage immediate and ongoing risk for suicide among older adults. Online copies are available for without charge. Printed copies are available for a small fee.
|LEADS for Youth: Linking Education and Awareness of Depression and Suicide||Education & Training||Suicide Awareness Voices of Education|
LEADS for Youth is an interactive high school curriculum that addresses depression, suicide, and help-seeking. The curriculum is divided into three one-hour lessons. The curriculum package is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for a fee.
|LEADS: For Youth (Linking Education and Awareness of Depression and Suicide)||Education & Training||Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)|
LEADS: For Youth (Linking Education and Awareness of Depression and Suicide) is a curriculum for high school students in grades 9-12 that is designed to increase knowledge of depression and suicide, modify perceptions of depression and suicide, increase knowledge of suicide prevention resources, and improve intentions to engage in help-seeking behaviors. The curriculum addresses such topics as depression and its symptoms, the link between depression and suicide, the risk and protective factors associated with suicide, the warning signs of suicide, seeking help and overcoming barriers to seeking help, and school and community suicide prevention resources. By educating students about seeking help and the resources available to them, the intervention aims to empower students to get help for themselves or others. LEADS is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for a fee.
|Let's Talk Gatekeeper Training||Education & Training||Massachusetts Department of Public Health|
Let's Talk Gatekeeper Training is a two-hour gatekeeper training program for foster parents and other adults who care for children. Instructional materials are available from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health without charge.
|LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty and Staff||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty and Staffis a 30-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper and cultural competency training simulation that teaches faculty and staff at institutions of higher education how to contribute to a safer and more supportive campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students. During the training, users assume the role of faculty and staff members and engage in three simulated experiences with emotionally responsive student avatars to gain practice in (1) addressing discriminatory language, (2) respectfully handling LGBTQ-related issues, and (3) talking with students who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including suicidal ideation, and making effective referrals to appropriate support services. Kognito LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty and Staff is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|LGBTQ on Campus for Students||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito LGBTQ on Campus for Students is a 30-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper and cultural competence training simulation that teaches students and student leaders at institutions of higher education how to contribute to a safer and more supportive campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students. Students learn how to (1) address discriminatory language or the expression of prejudiced ideologies, (2) respond supportively when a peer comes out as LGBTQ, and (3) approach and talk to peers who exhibit signs of psychological distress, including suicidal ideation, and refer them to appropriate support services. It is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Lifelines Curriculum||Education & Training||Hazelden|
Lifelines is a school-based curriculum that has demonstrated increased positive attitudes about preventing suicide, among other positive outcomes, in adolescents. Lifelines can be taught in four 45-minute lessons. The program manual and materials are available from Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services for a fee.
|Lifelines Intervention: Helping Students At Risk for Suicide||Education & Training||Hazelden|
Lifelines Intervention: Helping Students At Risk for Suicide is designed to facilitate intervention with, and referral of, potentially at-risk students by providing school resource staff with a manualized approach to the assessment and referral process. The Lifelines Intervention manual includes a DVD that illustrates specific techniques for use with challenging students and with parents who may be resistant to either the conversation about suicide risk or referral for an off-campus mental health evaluation. Lifelines Intervention is available from Hazelden for a fee.
|Lifelines Postvention: Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death||Guidelines & Protocols||Hazelden|
Lifelines Postvention: Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death is a 170-page manual with accompanying CD that provides a template for creating a school-based response to the death of a member of the school community by suicide or other traumatic means. It is available from Hazelden for a fee.
|LifeSavers Training||Education & Training||LifeSavers Training Corporation|
LifeSavers Training is a three-day suicide and crisis prevention program that trains high school and college-aged young people to listen to peers compassionately and confidentially using specialized techniques designed to help them make healthier decisions. It is Program Description.
|LOOK LISTEN LINK: A Health Curriculum for Middle School||Education & Training||Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program|
LOOK LISTEN LINK is a middle school curriculum focused on identifying causes of stress along with healthy ways of coping with stress and anxiety. The curriculum is divided into four 45-minute lessons. The curriculum package is available from the Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program for a fee.
|Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: ACT on FACTS||Education & Training||Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide|
ACT on FACTS is an updated version of the school-based suicide awareness program “Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention”. Like its predecessor, ACT on FACTS is a two-hour online interactive training program, designed in a series of modules. It addresses the critical but limited responsibilities of educators in the process of identification and referral of potentially suicidal youth. It is available online from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide without charge.
|Manual for Support Groups for Suicide Attempt Survivors||Guidelines & Protocols||Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services|
The Manual for Support Groups for Attempt Survivors serves to guide individuals and organizations in developing and implementing an attempt survivors’ support group in their communities. It is available from Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services free of charge.
|Model Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program (MASPP)||Education & Training||North Central Community-Based Services|
The Model Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program (MASPP) is a public health-oriented suicidal-behavior prevention and intervention program originally developed for a small American Indian tribe in rural New Mexico to target high rates of suicide among its adolescents and young adults. The goals of the program are to reduce the incidence of adolescent suicides and suicide attempts through community education about suicide and related behavioral issues, such as child abuse and neglect, family violence, trauma, and alcohol and substance abuse. As a community-wide initiative, the MASPP incorporates universal, selective, and indicated interventions and emphasizes community involvement, ownership, and culturally framed public health approaches appropriate for an American Indian population.
Central features of the program include formalized surveillance of suicide-related behaviors; a school-based suicide prevention curriculum; community education; enhanced screening and clinical services; and extensive outreach provided through health clinics, social services programs, schools, and community gatherings and events. In addition, neighborhood volunteers of various ages are recruited to serve as "natural helpers." These individuals engage in personal and program advocacy, provide referrals to community mental health services, and offer peer counseling (with guidance from professional mental health staff) to youth who may prefer to seek assistance from trusted laypersons in a less formal setting.
|More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel||Education & Training||American Foundation for Suicide Prevention|
More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel is a 2-hour program designed to help educators better understand suicidal behavior in adolescents, including its causes, treatment and prevention. The program pre-packaged and features two 25-minute DVDs: More Than Sad: Preventing Teen Suicide and More Than Sad: Teen Depression. The latter film, intended especially for teens, was previously reviewed and listed in the BPR. More Than Sad is available from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a fee.
|More Than Sad: Teen Depression||Education & Training||American Foundation for Suicide Prevention|
More Than Sad: Teen Depression is a high school curriculum featuring a 26-minute film and discussion guide that includes positive vignettes of four teens with depression who seek help in different ways. It is available from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a fee.
|Multisystemic Therapy With Psychiatric Supports (MST-Psychiatric)||Treatment||MST Institute|
Multisystemic Therapy with Psychiatric Supports (MST-Psychiatric) is a psychological treatment program for children and adolescents that has demonstrated reductions in suicide attempts, among other positive outcomes, in children and adolescents. It is available from MST Services for a fee.
|National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: The Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicide||Guidelines & Protocols||Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health|
National Guidelines for Seniors' Mental Health: The Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicideprovides 38 consensus recommendations pertaining to the assessment of suicide risk and the prevention of suicide in older adults. It is available from the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health without charge.
|Networks for Life: An Educator's Role in Youth Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program|
Networks for Life: An Educator’s Role in Youth Suicide Prevention is a 3-hour training on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in the school setting. Designed for use in Washington State, it covers (1) the scope of youth suicide locally; (2) risk and protective factors; (3) school policies, procedures, and crisis response plans; (4) strategies for creating a preventive culture; (5) signs of depression and suicidal thinking in adolescents; (6) a basic 3-step intervention process; (7) local resources; and (8) best practices in postvention and the prevention of suicide contagion. Program costs vary. Contact Karyn Brownson of the Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program for more information.
|Not My Kid: What Parents Should Know About Teen Suicide||Awareness/Outreach||Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide|
Not My Kid: What Parents Should Know About Teen Suicideis a 17-minute web-based video that features eight parents asking two mental health professionals a variety of common questions about youth suicide. It is available online from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide at no charge.
|Online Counseling and Suicide Intervention Specialist||Education & Training||QPR Institute|
Online Counseling and Suicide Intervention Specialist (OCSIS) is an online training program that prepares both volunteers and professionals to detect, assess, and mitigate suicide risk in persons requesting or requiring text-only communications. Learners must successfully complete 130 exam items and practice challenges to complete the course, which consists of a highly structured, multimedia, interactive learning experience. OCSIS is available from the QPR Institute for a fee.
|Operation S.A.V.E.: VA Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training||Education & Training||Veterans Administration|
Operation S.A.V.E. is a one- to two-hour gatekeeper training program provided by VA suicide prevention coordinators to veterans and those who serve veterans. The training provides information on warning signs of suicide, how to ask about suicide, and helping those at risk for suicide. Operation S.A.V.E. is available from the VA at no charge.
|Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents||Awareness/Outreach||Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)|
Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents is a nine-page booklet that contains useful information for parents who are concerned that their children may be at risk for suicide. The booklet includes information about depression, its symptoms and its causes, information about the warning signs of suicide, recommendations for how to address possible suicide risk in your children, and sources of additional information. It is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for a small fee.
|Pathways to Purpose and Hope||Guidelines & Protocols||Friends for Survival|
Pathways to Purpose and Hope is a guide to creating a sustainable suicide bereavement support program that offers a variety of services on a long-term basis to meet the complicated needs of survivors. The guide is designed so that any lay person can use it to start a new program or enhance an existing one. Pathways to Purpose and Hope is available online from Friends for Survival at no charge.
|Plan, Prepare, Prevent: The SOS Signs of Suicide® Online Gatekeeper Training||Education & Training||Screening for Mental Health, Inc.|
Plan, Prepare, Prevent: The SOS Signs of Suicide® Online Gatekeeper Training is the training module of the larger SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (listed in Section I of the BPR). It can also be used independently of the SOS Program. The intended audience for this course is middle and high school staff members, or staff at other organizations looking to deepen their understanding of youth suicide prevention. Plan, Prepare, Prevent is available from Screening for Mental Health for a fee.
|Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses||Guidelines & Protocols||Higher Education Mental Health Alliance|
Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses, created by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA), provides guidance for colleges and universities for responding to a suicide on campus. The Guide is meant to be both a training tool (to be used in preparing a campus response) and a resource when responding to a current suicide. The Guide provides advice on managing communication, clinical response, coordination among stakeholders, and the process of moving the campus back to normal function.
|PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum (2nd Edition)||Education & Training||National Association of School Psychologists|
The PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum (2nd Edition), developed by the National Association of School Psychologists, consists of two complementary workshops. Workshop 1 is designed to help schools create systems to meet the safety and crisis prevention and preparedness needs of students, staff, and families. Workshop 2 focuses on mental health crisis intervention and recovery. The curriculum builds on existing personnel, resources, and programs; links to ongoing school safety efforts; facilitates sustainability; addresses a range of crises (including suicide); and can be adapted to each school’s size and needs. While PREPaRE is not itself a suicide prevention program, it does provide the type of training all schools should have prior to the implementation of suicide prevention programs.
|Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care||Guidelines & Protocols||American Association of Suicidology|
Developed by the Clinical Taskforce of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Task Force on Improving Clinical Competency in Suicide of the American Association of Suicidology, Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care addresses the fact that only 50 percent of psychologists, 25 percent of social workers, and 6 percent of counselors have training in suicide risk assessment. The task force made one general recommendation and five specific recommendations to remedy this situation. Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care is available from the AAS website without charge.
|Preventing Transgender Suicide: An Introduction for Providers||Awareness/Outreach||Massachusetts Department of Public Health|
The Preventing Transgender Suicide: An Introduction for Providers brochure provides a variety of information relevant to transgender suicide, including: warning signs and risk factors, statistics, and resources for clinical providers. The brochure is available online from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at no charge.
|PROSPECT (Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: Collaborative Trial)||Treatment||Patrick J. Raue, Ph.D.|
PROSPECT (Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: Collaborative Trial) is a multi-faceted primary care intervention that has demonstrated reductions in suicidal ideation and depression in older adults. It is available Weill Medical College of Cornell University for a fee.
|QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||QPR Institute|
|QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training||Education & Training||QPR Institute|
QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Program is a ten hour course for health professionals that is designed to reduce mental health consumer morbidity and mortality by standardizing the detection, assessment, and management of patients at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors in all settings and across the age span. Training is conducted online or face-to-face by a qualified QPRT instructor. Training is available from the QPR Institute for a fee.
|Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Law Enforcement||Education & Training||QPR Institute|
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Law Enforcement is a 90-minute online training program that teaches law enforcement professionals how to detect, intervene with, and refer someone at risk for suicide. Adapted from the broader Question, Persuade, and Refer emergency mental health gatekeeper training intervention, it teaches members of the law enforcement community to recognize and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviors. QPR for Law Enforcement is available from the QPR Institute for a fee.
|Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Nurses||Education & Training||QPR Institute|
Developed by QPR Institute, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Nurses is a 3- to 6-hour online training program that teaches nurses how to detect, intervene with, and manage someone at risk for suicide. It is available from the QPR Institute for a fee.
|Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||QPR Institute|
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a one- to two-hour gatekeeper training that teaches lay and professional gatekeepers to recognize and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviors. QPR requires instruction by a qualified trainer. Versions of QPR have been adapted for use with a variety of professionals including medical professionals, EMS/firefighters, school health, corrections, law enforcement, nurses and crisis volunteers. Training is available from the QPR Institute or a qualified trainer for a fee.
|Real Teenagers Talking about Depression: A Video-Based Study Guide||Education & Training||Erika's Lighthouse|
Real Teenagers Talking about Depression: A Video-Based Study Guide is a 1-hour universal intervention for middle-school and high-school classrooms that focuses on depression education. The purpose of the video and study guide is to increase student knowledge about depression, reduce stigma surrounding depression and increase the likelihood that students with depression will receive help. Real Teenagers Talking about Depression: A Video-Based Study Guide is available from Erika's Lighthouse at no charge.
|Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR—PC)||Education & Training||American Association of Suicidology|
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR-PC) is a one-hour facilitated training for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and others who work in primary care settings. The training will help them better identify, manage, and treat adult patients who are at risk for suicide. Training is deliverable face-to-face or by webinar. Training is available from the American Association of Suicidology for a fee.
|Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians||Education & Training||American Association of Suicidology|
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians is an advanced two-day interactive training for mental health clinicians who want to acquire competency-based skills for working with clients at risk for suicide. RRSR requires instruction by a qualified trainer. Training is available from the American Association of Suicidology for a fee.
|Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide||Guidelines & Protocols||Multiple Authors|
Developed by a collaboration of organizations and experts from the field of suicide prevention, Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide provides practical strategies for safe reporting on suicide. These strategies are aimed at reducing the risk of subsequent suicide deaths in media consumers. (Note: These recommendations replace Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media first posted in May, 2007.) The Recommendations are available at no charge from http://reportingonsuicide.org/.
|Recommendations for School-based Suicide Prevention Screening||Guidelines & Protocols||Lessons Learned Working Group|
Developed by the Lessons Learned Working Group (LLWG), Recommendations for School-Based Suicide Prevention Screening provides research-based recommendations for those interested in selecting or developing, and then implementing a screening program to prevent suicide. The Recommendations are available online at no charge from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
|Recommendations for Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Early Identification and Referral (Gatekeeper Training)||Guidelines & Protocols||Lessons Learned Working Group|
Developed by the Lessons Learned Working Group, Recommendations for Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Early Identification and Referral (Gatekeeper Training) provides research-based recommendations for those interested in selecting or developing, and then implementing a gatekeeper training program to prevent suicide. The Recommendations are available online at no charge from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
|Reconnecting Youth||Education & Training||Reconnecting Youth Inc.|
Reconnecting Youth: A Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills (RY) is a classroom-based intervention that has demonstrated decreased suicidal behaviors in at-risk adolescents. RY is conducted by teachers or other qualified individuals in classes dedicated to at-risk students. Training is required. RY is available from Reconnecting Youth for a fee.
|Reduced Analgesic Packaging||Guidelines & Protocols||Keith Hawton|
Limits on Analgesic Packaging demonstrated decreased self-poisoning deaths, among other positive outcomes, in citizens of selected communities in Great Britain. Information about the program has been published in the academic journal literature.
|Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies||Guidelines & Protocols||Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)|
Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies provides recommendations for the development of policies and resources that decrease suicide risk amongst users of online technologies. The recommendations are organized into basic, mid-level and advanced levels. Basic recommendations address providing help, policies for responding to suicide content, and referrals. Mid-level recommendations address guidelines, user reporting, partnerships, contextual messaging, and education. Advanced recommendations address timely response, outreach, and cultural competency.
|Response: A Comprehensive High School-based Suicide Awareness Program (2nd Edition)||Education & Training||ColumbiaCare|
RESPONSE is a comprehensive high school-based program that increases awareness about suicide among high school staff, students and parents and is designed to heighten sensitivity to depression and suicidal ideation, increase identification, and facilitate referral. It is available from ColumbiaCare for a fee.
|Riverside Trauma Center Postvention Protocols||Guidelines & Protocols||Riverside Trauma Center|
The Riverside Trauma Center Postvention Protocols provide communities and organizations with recommendations for how to respond to suicide deaths in a way that can help restore functioning to the organization, facilitate the grieving process, and decrease the risk of contagion. The Protocols are available from the Riverside Trauma Center without charge.
|Safety Plan Treatment Manual to Reduce Suicide Risk: Veteran Version||Education & Training||Department of Veterans Affairs|
The Safety Plan Treatment Manual to Reduce Suicide Risk: Veteran Version was developed by Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., of Columbia University, and Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with VA staff. The 20-page Treatment Manual provides instructions for developing a safety plan for Veterans who are at risk for suicide. A corresponding Safety Plan Quick Guide for Clinicians pocket card is also available. The steps outlined in the Treatment Manual and Quick Guide are recommended for use whenever a Veteran is identified as an attempt survivor, or is otherwise identified as being at high-risk for suicide.
|Sample Agency Practices for Responding to Client Suicide||Guidelines & Protocols||Forefront – Innovations in suicide prevention|
The suicide death of a client or patient is a dreaded potential outcome in mental health treatment. Death by suicide requires an agency to respond in a manner that provides support for the clinical team while fulfilling regulatory requirements. Agency responsibilities include communication within and outside the organization, reporting the death, risk management, administrative case review (morbidity/morality conference), media coverage, staff support and education. A major challenge for an agency is the balancing of potentially conflicting priorities between safety-focused administrative needs for information and staff-focused emotional needs for support.
|Sample Individual Practitioner Practices for Responding to Client Suicide||Guidelines & Protocols||Forefront – Innovations in suicide prevention|
The suicide death of a client or patient is a dreaded potential outcome in mental health treatment. Such an event requires the clinician to respond in a manner that fulfils a number of roles and responsibilities while also attending to powerful emotions. The desired outcome of this painful process is the completion of immediate responsibilities and the gradual resolution of emotional responses in a manner that promotes personal and professional growth and responsibility. The guidelines and recommendations are intended to help identify immediate responsibilities and potential resources and sources of support following a client suicide. Since every case is unique and presents its own issues, these are intended only as general guidelines, to be modified as appropriate for the individual situation.
|Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities Video and Discussion Guide||Awareness/Outreach||Massachusetts Department of Public Health|
Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities Video and Discussion Guide provides simple but important recommendations for recognizing and intervening with members of the transgender community who may be at risk for suicide. It is available without charge from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
|Saving Our Lives: Transgender Suicide Myths, Reality and Help||Awareness/Outreach||Massachusetts Department of Public Health|
The Saving Our Lives: Transgender Suicide Myths, Reality and Help brochure is intended for the transgender community, and friends and family transgendered individuals. It provides a variety of information about transgender suicide, including: warning signs and risk factors, statistics, and helping resources. The brochure is available online from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at no charge.
|School Suicide Prevention Accreditation||Education & Training||American Association of Suicidology|
The School Suicide Prevention Accreditation program is a self-study course for school professionals who want to increase their knowledge of school-based suicide prevention issues. The course is appropriate for those who work in school settings or work with school-age youth, including school psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and others who may be responsible for reducing suicide and suicide-related behaviors. It is available from the American Association of Suicidology for a fee.
|Shield of Care: A System-Focused Approach to Protecting Juvenile Justice Youth from Suicide||Education & Training||Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services|
Developed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and partners, Shield of Care is an 8-hour, evidence-informed curriculum that teaches juvenile justice staff strategies to prevent suicide in their correctional facility environment. The Shield of Care training packet, including program manual, PowerPoint slides, and videos, is available online without charge.
|SOS Signs of Suicide||Education & Training||Screening for Mental Health|
SOS Signs of Suicide is a school-based curriculum and screening program that has demonstrated decreased suicide attempts, among other positive outcomes, in adolescents. SOS can be taught in two one-hour lessons. The program manual and materials are available from Screening for Mental Health for a fee.
|SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program||Education & Training||Screening for Mental Health, Inc.|
SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program is a three lesson curriculum that encourages student help-seeking by instructing students how to ACT® (Acknowledge, Care and Tell) in the face of a mental health emergency. The program includes an optional student screening that assesses for depression and suicide risk, and awareness and training information for teachers and parents. The SOS Middle School program is available from Screening for Mental Health, Inc. for a fee
|Sources of Strength||Education & Training||Sources of Strength, Inc.|
Sources of Strength, a universal suicide prevention program, is designed to build socioecological protective influences among youth to reduce the likelihood that vulnerable high school students will become suicidal. The program trains students as peer leaders and connects them with adult advisors at school and in the community. With support from the advisors, the peer leaders conduct well-defined messaging activities intended to change peer group norms influencing coping practices and problem behaviors (e.g., self-harm, drug use, unhealthy sexual practices). Specifically, these activities are designed to reduce the acceptability of suicide as a response to distress, increase the acceptability of seeking help, improve communication between youth and adults, and develop healthy coping attitudes among youth. Sources of Strength is also designed to positively modify the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of the peer leaders themselves.
Depending on the size of the high school, 10-50 students are recruited through staff and student nominations to form a team of peer leaders, who are mentored by 2-5 adult advisors. Certified Sources of Strength trainers provide the peer leaders with an initial 4-hour interactive training, which the adult advisors also must attend. Adult advisors facilitate peer leader meetings over 3-4 months to plan, design, and practice messaging activities, including individual messaging, classroom presentations, and media messaging. The peer leaders have one-on-one conversations within their network of friends; develop posters and public service announcements with local faces and voices; give peer-to-peer presentations; and develop messages to be delivered via video, the Internet, or text messages.
The program is often initiated as a 3- to 6-month project, but it is designed as a multiyear project with ongoing peer messaging and contacts growing over time. Adult advisors receive monthly teleconference support meetings with Sources of Strength staff.
|Sources of Strength||Education & Training||Sources of Strength, Inc.|
Sources of Strength is a comprehensive wellness program that uses peer and caring adult relationships to improve social norms, enhance coping and social support, and increase help-seeking behaviors in order to reduce conditions that give rise to suicide and other risk-taking behaviors. Sources of Strength requires training by a qualified instructor. Training is available from Sources of Strength for a fee.
|Standards for the Assessment of Suicide Risk Among Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||Guidelines & Protocols||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
Standards for the Assessment of Suicide Risk Among Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides expert recommendations for addressing the needs of suicidal callers to crisis lines. The standards are available from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at no charge.
|Step In, Speak Up!: Supporting LGBTQ Students||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito Step In, Speak Up!:Supporting LGBTQ Students is a 25-minute, online, interactive training simulation intended for use by teachers and school staff. During the simulations users learn about the challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and how to (1) address harassment and homophobic language in the classroom, (2) broach topics such as bullying, harassment and sexual identity with a student, (3) ask a student about suicidal thoughts or plans, and (4) make appropriate referrals, including referrals to supportive adults and mental health or crisis services, on and off school grounds. Kognito Step In, Speak Up! is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Student Mental Health and the Law||Guidelines & Protocols||Jed Foundation|
Student Mental Health and the Law: A Resource for Institutions of Higher Educationprovides expert commentary on issues of law and liability as they pertain to the development of college and university policies regarding students at risk for suicide. The resource is available from the Jed Foundation without charge
|Student Support Network||Education & Training||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
Student Support Network (SSN) is a six-week gatekeeper training program for selected college students. The SSN training manual is available from Worcester Polytechnic Institute without charge. Training for trainers is available for a fee.
|Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK)||Education & Training||LivingWorks|
SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK requires training by a qualified instructor. Training is available from SafeTALK or qualified instructors for a fee.
|Suicide and Aging: A Gatekeeper's Workshop||Education & Training||Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, MA|
Offered by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, MA, Suicide and Aging: A Gatekeeper’s Workshop is a 4-hour gatekeeper training designed to decrease the incidence of suicide in older adults by training caregivers to (1) better understand the difference between normal aging and mental health problems/challenges, (2) identify common myths about aging and suicide, (3) identify suicide risk and protective factors in older adults, and (4) know under what circumstances their supervisor and/or manager should be informed of a possible suicide risk. Training is free for qualifying institutions within Massachusetts. Outside of Massachusetts check with the Samaritans.
|Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals||Education & Training||Riverside Trauma Center|
Developed by Riverside Trauma Center, Suicide Assessment and Intervention is a one-day (6 CEU hours) training for clinicians and other mental health professionals on suicide risk assessment, formulation, and crisis response.
|Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T)||Guidelines & Protocols||Screening for Mental Health|
Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) pocket card for mental health clinicians and health care professionals provides protocols for conducting a comprehensive suicide assessment, estimating suicide risk, identifying protective factors, and developing treatment plans and interventions responsive to the risk level of patients. Laminated SAFE-T cards are available from Screening for Mental Health for a small fee. PDF versions of the card are available online at no charge.
|Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth||Education & Training||Suicide Prevention Resource Center|
Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, is a free kit of materials to help staff in schools, youth-serving agencies, and suicide prevention programs provide a workshop on suicide prevention among LGBT youth.
|Suicide Prevention Efforts for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Roles for the State Mental Health Authority||Guidelines & Protocols||National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors|
Suicide Prevention Efforts for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness outlines the leadership role that state mental health authorities can take in preventing suicide among persons with serious mental illness. The report is available from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors at no charge.
|Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit||Education & Training||PACE University Counseling Center|
The Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit is a set of awareness materials geared toward developing multicultural competence among mental health professionals who work with diverse college students, and also among community members of a college or university. Its aim is to help people understand the mental health needs of diverse students in order to prevent suicide. The kit is available from the PACE University Counseling Center for no charge.
|Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers of Older Adults||Education & Training||Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, MA|
Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers of Older Adults is an 8-hour gatekeeper training program for those who have regular contact with older adults through their personal, professional or volunteer activities. Training is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and is available to qualifying institutions in Massachusetts for no charge.
|Suicide Prevention: Supporting our Youth||Education & Training||Samaritans|
Suicide Prevention: Supporting Our Youth is a one- to three-hour training developed by Samaritans for middle school and high school faculty and staff. Participants learn important information about suicide prevention, and are introduced to the concept and skills of befriending. Materials include a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and wallet cards. Role-playing and practice modules are included for extended (2-3 hour) versions of the training. Suicide Prevention: Supporting Our Youth is available at no charge in most parts of the state of Massachusetts.
|Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel||Education & Training||Riverside Trauma Center|
Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel, developed by the Riverside Trauma Center, is a two-hour training for licensed school personnel. It covers basic suicide facts, warning signs, and risk and protective factors. It also offers ways to ask students about suicidal thoughts and behaviors and ways to help students who may be struggling to access resources.
|Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One||Awareness/Outreach||Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)|
Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One is a 21-page booklet that contains useful information for those who have suffered the loss of a friend or loved one to suicide (survivors of suicide loss). The booklet includes advice for survivors from survivors, recommendations for how to deal with grief, anger and other emotions related to loss; questions and answers about suicide, suggestions for how to talk to children and others about suicide loss, and resources for additional information. It is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for a small fee.
|Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors||Awareness/Outreach||American Foundation for Suicide Prevention|
Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directorsprovides funeral directors with a greater understanding of the issue of suicide as it relates to their profession. It is available online from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at no charge.
|Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Children||Awareness/Outreach||Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State University|
The Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children booklet is a research-derived resource that educates diverse families on how to support their LGBT children; provides key prevention information for a range of readers; and teaches providers how to talk with families about decreasing risk for suicidality and related risks among LGBT youth and young adults. Electronic versions of the booklet is available from the Family Acceptance Project without charge; printed copies are available for a fee.
|Survivor Outreach Team Training Manual||Education & Training||Kern County Mental Health Department (CA)|
The survivor outreach team is comprised of trained survivors who visit and provide support to families and loved ones who have recently lost someone to suicide.
|Survivor Voices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss||Education & Training||NAMI-NH/The Connect Program|
Survivor Voices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss is a two-day training designed to teach those bereaved by suicide how to speak safely and effectively about their experience and loss. The training prepares each participant to tell his or her story to various audiences, enhances public speaking skills, the ability to respond safely to audience and media questions, and provides education about suicide prevention and resources for survivors of suicide loss. Survivor Voices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss is available from NAMI New Hampshire and the Connect Program for a fee.
|Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations||Guidelines & Protocols||Multiple Authors|
The Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations guide is a community-based resource for talking about suicide in ways that minimize contagion risk while at the same time expanding public conversations about the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, promoting the need for family support and acceptance, and encouraging help-seeking by LGBT people who may be contemplating suicide. The Talking About guide was created through the collaboration of multiple organizations. It is available online without charge.
|Teens for Life Program: Youth Curriculum||Education & Training||Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, CA|
Teens for Life Program: Youth Curriculum is an interactive classroom-based suicide prevention program for high school and middle school students and youth served by community-based agencies. The one-hour curriculum is taught by personnel trained by Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, and is available without charge for schools and youth-serving agencies in Alameda County California.
|The DORA College Program (Depression OutReach Alliance)||Education & Training||Screening for Mental Health, Inc.|
The DORA College Program (Depression OutReach Alliance) is a one-hour peer-based mental health wellness and suicide prevention program. DORA’s primary teaching tool is an educational DVD that profiles college students who struggled with depression and suicidal ideation and are now in recovery thanks to the support of peers and mental health professionals. DORA is available from Screening for Mental Health for a fee.
|The FIRE Within: Youth Entrepreneurs Preventing Suicide||Education & Training||Carson J. Spencer Foundation|
The FIRE Within: Youth Entrepreneurs Preventing Suicide is a 30-hour, classroom-based program for high school students that applies entrepreneurial strategies to suicide prevention. Co-curricular instruction (combining the talents of classroom teachers and local business leaders) using a hands-on approach helps students develop and use business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to advance suicide prevention and awareness. The FIRE Within is delivered to students using a combination of Junior Achievement’s Be Entrepreneurial and Carson J. Spencer Foundation’s (CJSF) The FIRE Within curricula. For cost information, please contact the Carson J. Spencer Foundation.
|Together Strong: Peer Simulation for Veterans and Service Members||Education & Training||Kognito|
Together Strong is a web-based and mobile interactive gatekeeper and re-integration training simulation that prepares veterans or active duty military service members to provide support to one another when confronting challenges such as adjusting to coming back from a deployment or struggling with psychological distress including suicidal ideation. The course is available in both English and Spanish and can be accessed online and downloaded as a mobile app through the Google Play and Apple App stores.
|Towards Good Practice: Standards and Guidelines for Suicide Bereavement Support Groups||Guidelines & Protocols||Lifeline Australia|
Towards Good Practice: Standards and Guidelines for Suicide Bereavement Support Groupsprovides expert guidelines for the development and facilitation of suicide bereavement support groups. The guidelines are available from Lifeline Australia at no charge.
|Trevor Lifeguard Workshop||Education & Training||The Trevor Project|
Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is a 1-hour interactive workshop for middle school, high school, and college-age youth that describes the mental health, suicide, and self-care resources provided by The Trevor Project. There are two versions of the workshop: one for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and one for general youth audiences. Workshops are given by volunteer facilitators who have completed the 2-day Trevor Lifeguard Workshop training for trainers. The workshop guides youth and young adults in a conversation about how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to respond in a way that will keep their peers safe. Workshop training and materials are provided without charge by The Trevor Project.
|Umatter for Schools Youth Suicide Prevention||Education & Training||Center for Health and Learning|
Umatter for Schools Youth Suicide Prevention is a two-day training program that provides school teams with the knowledge and skills to develop comprehensive, asset-based approaches to suicide prevention in their schools. Teams may include teachers, administrators, counselors, and other staff, and are encouraged to bring a representative from a local mental health agency in their area. Umatter is available from Center for Health and Learning.
|United States Air Force Suicide Prevention Program||Education & Training||United States Air Force|
United States Air Force Suicide Prevention Program is a multi-faceted public health program that demonstrated decreased suicide deaths, among other positive outcomes, in young adults and adults. The program manual is available from the SPRC online library at no charge.
|Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Kognito Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff is a 30-minute, online, interactive training simulation in which college faculty, administrators and staff engage in three simulated experiences that address common challenges affecting student veterans’ ability to succeed in an academic setting. University and college faculty and staff learn how to (1) refer student veterans to appropriate on- and off-campus resources, (2) manage a classroom discussion concerning a veteran-sensitive issue, and (3) speak with a student veteran struggling with psychological distress and academic work and connect them with support services, including mental health services, on and off campus. Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Veterans on Campus: Peer Program||Education & Training||Kognito Interactive|
Veterans on Campus: Peer Program is a 30-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper and re-integration training simulation developed by Kognito. The training prepares active duty military and veteran students to provide support to one another when confronting challenges such as adjusting to campus life or struggling with psychological distress, including suicidal ideation. Through practice in virtual conversations with virtual students, users learn (1) how to identify when another student veteran needs peer support, (2) conversation techniques to encourage productive problem-solving, (3) warning signs of psychological distress, and (4) how to refer student veterans exhibiting signs of psychological distress including suicidal ideation to appropriate on- and off-campus resources. Veterans on Campus: Peer Program is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.
|Video Evaluation Guidelines (for Youth Suicide Prevention)||Guidelines & Protocols||American Association of Suicidology|
The Video Evaluation Guidelines were developed by the video review committee of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and are used by the committee to review youth suicide prevention videos. The AAS video review committee consists of AAS members with different professional affiliations and academic backgrounds. Use of the Video Evaluation Guidelines should increase the likelihood of suicide prevention video effectiveness and safety. The Guidelines are available from AAS at no charge.
|Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention||Guidelines & Protocols||American Association of Suicidology|
Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention provides a list of warning signs for suicide developed by an expert panel. The warning signs are available from Guilford Press at no charge.
|What is Depression? How to Treat It and What to Do--A Suicide Prevention Guide for Young People||Awareness/Outreach||Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)|
What is Depression? How to Treat It and What to Do—A Suicide Prevention Guide for Young People is an eight-page booklet that contains useful information for youth about depression and suicide prevention. The booklet includes information about depression, its symptoms, and its causes; information about effective treatments for depression, information about the warning signs of suicide, recommendations for how youth can get help related to depression and suicide for themselves or friends, and recommendations for sources of additional information. It is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for a small fee.
|Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace||Education & Training||Carson J Spencer Foundation|
Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace helps workplaces appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges.
|Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide Checklists||Guidelines & Protocols||Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida|
The Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide Checklists provide a framework for schools to assess their existing or proposed suicide prevention efforts and provide resources and information that school administrators can use to enhance or add to their existing program. The checklists are available from the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute of the University of South Florida at no charge.
|Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Guidelines: A Resource for School Personnel||Guidelines & Protocols||The Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program|
The Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Guidelines manual provides a rationale for developing protocols and includes discussion on planning for school-based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. It is available from the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program at no charge.