Category: resources

5 Signs that Someone is in Emotional Pain

A helpful resource from the Change Direction initiative.

The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, non-profit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. Download pdf.

 

Facts about Suicide & Depression

Check out this handout from the American Association of Suicidology.

What is Depression?
Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder. The lifetime risk for depression is 6 to 25%. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 9.5% or 20.9 million American adults suffer from a depressive illness in any given year.

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale

The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is an assessment often used in schools, hospitals etc. It is available in 103 languages, and is part of a national and international public health initiative involving the assessment of suicidality.

A Friend Asks – Mobile App

Would You Know How to Help a Friend Who is Contemplating Suicide?

A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app from the Jason Foundation that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggliing.

Depression & Suicide Prevention Links

Information and Resources 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration SAMHSA provides individuals, families, professionals, and organizations with information and resources to seek help, provide assistance, and/or implement suicide prevention programs in their communities.

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