|"De Facto" mental health system: A tool to understand the mental health system in rural communities, The||2006|
State/Tribal/Adolescents at Risk Suicide Prevention Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting. December 12-14, 2006, North Bethesda, MD. Describes the public health approach to understanding rural mental health delivery systems.
|2012 national strategy for suicide prevention: Goals and objectives for action||2012|
The revised National Strategy is a call to action that is intended to guide suicide prevention actions in the United States over the next decade. The National Strategy includes 13 goals and 60 objectives that have been updated to reflect advances in suicide prevention knowledge, research, and practice, as well as broader changes in society and health care delivery that have created new opportunities for suicide prevention. Print copies may be ordered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
|A call to collaboration: The federal commitment to suicide prevention||2003|
Originally published as an article in (2003), Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior, 33(2):101-10. The federal government, largely through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sponsors many science-based suicide prevention initiatives. This article details the prevention-related agendas and collaborative efforts of five divisions within agencies.
|A cultural competency toolkit: Ten grant sites share lessons learned|
The Cultural Competency Initiative, which was launched in 2000, assisted consumer supporter organizations by providing funding and technical assistance as well as by disseminating information about innovative minority outreach programs. Through a competitive selection process, ten sites across the country were each awarded $5,000 to launch new initiatives or to build upon existing programs over a one year period. With data from these ten organizations, NCSTAC is now able to offer this Cultural Competency Toolkit. Each chapter provides an overview of one of the ten model programs. Project goals and implementation plans are shared, project leaders share their expertise, and program materials are included in each chapter's appendices.
|A follow-up report on preventing suicide: Focus on medical/surgical units and the emergency department||2010|
In 1998, The Joint Commission issued a sentinel event alert on preventing inpatient suicides; this alert updates the prevention strategies presented in that alert with a focus on general hospitals and prevention of suicide in medical/surgical units and the emergency department. The goal of this alert is to assure that patients outside of psychiatric units are appropriately screened and cared for.
|A guide for early responders supporting survivors bereaved by suicide||2012|
This guide provides information for emergency responders on how survivors of a suicide loss may feel and how to support them.
|A guide to managing stress in crisis response professions||2005|
This pocket guide focuses on general principles of stress management and offers strategies that can be incorporated into the daily routine of crisis response managers and workers. Includes sections on: understanding the stress cycle; managing stress before, during, and after an event; promoting a positive workplace environment; self-care for crisis response professionals; and references and recommended reading.
|A manager’s guide to suicide postvention in the workplace: 10 action steps for dealing with the aftermath of suicide||2013|
Data indicate that working age individuals, especially males, are a population most at risk for suicide. This guide provides clear steps for postvention giving leadership a sense of how to immediately respond to the traumatic event, have a plan in the short-term for recovery, and consider long-term strategies for helping employees cope down the line. The collaborators worked to create a set of guidelines that are useful across varied types of workplaces, and they expect a range of individuals within these organizations and companies to find the information immediately helpful.
|A mental health friendly workplace||2007|
This booklet introduces a new program developed through a partnership between your states' mental health departments and SAMHSA. The program invites business leaders to take a serious look at the role of their employees' mental health and how it relates to both their well-being and the bottom line. Contains information and tools for human resource personnel and managers to use in developing a mental health friendly workplace.
|A mental health recovery and community integration guide for GLBTQI individuals: What you need to know||2009|
This 12-page booklet covers a range of key issues in mental health recovery and community integration, such as treatment and rehabilitation, financial support, housing, employment, and peer support, with specific information to address the unique needs of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex (GLBTQI) individuals with a mental illness.
|A mentally healthy workforce: It’s good for business|
This brief guide provides strategies for employers to assure that the work environment promotes mental wellness and employees have access to mental health services.
|A parent's guide to recognizing and treating depression in your child|
Brochure for parents which includes information on how to recognize signs of depression in their children, treatment options, and suggested resources for different age groups.
|A Profile of Urban Indian Health Organization Programming to Support Behavioral Health||2012|
This report documents the critical services available at Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHO) to address behavioral health needs such as depression and substance abuse. The report also highlights programmatic achievements and factors contributing to success; presents vignettes of select UIHO; and provides key recommendations to support future efforts to address behavioral health needs in urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
|A psychological autopsy of the suicide of an academically gifted student: Researchers' and parents' perspectives||2002|
[Journal Article] From: Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol. 46, No.4, Fall 2002. This study uses the methods and procedures of psychological autopsy to portray the life of an academically gifted college student who completed suicide.
|A public health approach to children's mental health: A conceptual framework||2010|
The monograph presents a framework to help leaders bring about multi-system, multi-sector changes that can improve children's mental health and well-being.
|A review of suicide assessment measures for intervention research with adults and older adults|
A listing of interview, self-report, and screening tools for assessing suicide in adults in older adults, including behaviors, ideation, behaviors, risk, medical lethality, hopelessness, reasons for living, and provider attitudes and knowledge. Includes psychometric properties and references from a technical report submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health by GK Brown.
|A summary of suicide prevention recommendations from Canada, the United States, and Australia|
This report summarizes the national recommendations that Canada, the U.S. and Australia have put forth for suicide prevention.
|AAP statement: Suicide and suicide attempts in adolescents||2007|
Article in Pediatrics, Vol. 120 No. 3 September 2007, pp. 669-676. This report updates the previous statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is intended to assist the pediatrician in the identification and management of the adolescent at risk of suicide.
|AAS suicide fact sheets: Spanish fact sheets||2007|
A collection of fact sheets in Spanish, including: Warning signs; If you are considering suicide; Understanding and helping the suicidal individual; Facts about suicide and depression; Information for suicide survivors; Beyond survival: suggestions for suicide survivors; and Are you or your loved ones at risk for suicide?
|Aboriginal conference report: Lifting the silence on suicide||2002|
This report outlines the findings and presentations from the Lifting the Silence Conference that took place in Edmonton, Alberta on February 6-7, 2002. The document provides information on understanding the problem of suicide, learning about strategies that work and the questions to ask when developing community approaches.