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Information About Suicide, Mental Health & Grief Resources

If you are feeling suicidal
or are in need of
immediate help please call 911
or contact:

American Suicide Survival Line at 1-800-SUICIDE
(1-800-784-2433)

This nationwide suicide telephone hotline provides 24-hour crisis counseling for people who are suicidal or who are suffering the pain of depression.  It will connect you to a local resource in your area.

Covenant House Nineline 1-800-999-9999
www.covenanthouse.org
This hotline provides crisis intervention, support and referrals for youth and adults in crisis, including those who are feeling depressed and suicidal.

OR go to your emergency medical facility!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BRAIN DISORDERS, MENTAL HEALTH AND

SUICIDE PREVENTION PLEASE CONTACT:

Amen Clinics
4019 Westerly Place, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA  92660
949-266-3730
www.amenclinic.com
www.mindworkspress.com
www.brainplace.com
The Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine is a private medical clinic in Fairfield, California.  It is widely respected for its work with brain SPECT imaging as it applies to the brain and behavior.  In addition, the clinic has an international reputation for diagnosing and treating attention deficit disorder, aggression, head injuries, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and the medical director of the Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine.  Dr. Amen is a nationally recognized expert in the field of the brain and behavior.  He is one of a handful of psychiatrists in the world who is also licensed in nuclear brain imaging and has pioneered the use of brain imaging in psychiatry.
American Academy of Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry

3615 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C.  20016-3007
202-966-7300
www.aacap.org
Information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, and current research.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
120 Wall St, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
1-888-333-AFSP
www.afsp.org
Publishes an extensive bibliography, support group directory and information about suicide and mental illness.  Funds scientific research, develops prevention initiatives and offers education programs and conference for survivors, mental health professionals, physicians and the public.  Sponsors National Survivors of Suicide Day, the Survivor e-Network and survivor support group facilitator training program.
American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 408
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-237-2280
www.suicidology.org
Promotes public awareness education and training for professionals, and sponsors an annual “Healing After Suicide” conference for survivors.
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA  22209
1-888-357-7924
www.psych.org
Resource for referrals to psychiatrists.
American Psychological Association
750 First St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
1-800-964-2000
www.apa.org
Resource for referrals to psychologists.
Anxiety Disorder Association
of America

8730 Georgia Ave, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD  20910
240-485-1001
www.adaa.org
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the only national non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable.  The ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.
Brain Injury Association of America
8201 Greensboro Dr, Suite 611
McLean, VA  22102
703-761-0750
Family Helpline: 1-800-444-6443
www.biausa.org
Acting as a clearinghouse of community service information and resources, participating in legislative advocacy, facilitating prevention awareness, hosting educational programs and encouraging research, the Brain Injury Association of America and its affiliates work to reach the millions of individuals living with the “silent epidemic” of brain injury.  This website is speech-enabled with “Browsealoud” – software that reads our website aloud to you.
Brain Injury Association
of Minnesota

34 13th Ave NE, Suite B001
Minneapolis, MN  55413
612-378-2742
Outstate MN: 1-800-669-6442
Email: info@braininjurymn.org
www.braininjurymn.org
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota provides help, hope and a voice for the 94,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability as a result of brain injury.

Counseling Guide For Suicide Prevention

Rutgers Online Resource
View Online, Click Here

Suicide statistics can be alarming. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that an average of 112 Americans commit suicide every day, and it is the second most prevalent cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24. The thoughts that lead someone to want to end their life can feel debilitating and hopeless, but suicide is preventable. If you notice signs of suicidal behavior in someone, you can take steps to prevent a needless death. Someone showing these behaviors can feel better if they get counseling. People working in the social work profession have special training that enables them to help people see that there are alternatives to suicide.
Kristin Brooks Hope Center
2001 N Beauregard St, 12th Flr
Alexandria, VA  22311
703-837-3364 (business office)
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
www.Hopeline.com
The Hope Center monitors and supports research and evaluation of suicide prevention programs and new efforts to curb the rate of suicide in the United States.  Recognition and treatment of women’s mood disorders, particularly post partum depression and psychosis, are priority programs at the Hope Center.
The Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL  60522-3696
630-990-0010
www.compassionatefriends.org
For all parents and siblings who have experienced the death of a child, brother, or sister.  Sponsors support groups, newsletters and on-line support groups throughout the country, as well as an annual national conference for bereaved families.
Consumer Organizational
National Technical
Assistance Center
(CONTAC)
1036 Quarrier St., Suite 208A
Charleston, WV  25301
1-800-598-8847
Provides technical assistance to adults with psychiatric disability through the United States.
Depression and Biopolar
Support Alliance
* (DBSA)
730 N Franklin St, Suite 501
Chicago, IL  60610-3526
1-800-826-3632
www.dbsalliance.org
(*formerly known as National Depressive & Manic-Depressive Association – NDMDA)
A membership organization that provides direct support services to consumers and their families, legislation and public policy advocacy, litigation to prevent discrimination, public education, and technical assistance to local affiliates.
The Dougy Center
The National Center for Grieving
Children & Families
P.O. Box 86852
Portland, OR  97286
503-775-5683
www.dougy.org
Publishes extensive resources for helping children and teens who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or friend, including, “After Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids.”
Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central
Ivan Goldberg, M.D.
1556 Third Ave, Suite 407
New York, NY  10128
212-876-7800
www.psycom/depression.central/html
Internet’s central clearinghouse for information of all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.  This website is maintained by Dr. Ivan Goldberg.
Drug Watch
800-439-8180
www.drugwatch.com
Drugwatch.com features comprehensive information about medications, drug interactions, and warns about drug side effects. Along with drug safety we hope to educate about suicide prevention by warning against drugs that result in severe depression. One such medication is Accutane, for more information about its risks visit our accutane lawsuit page.
Fierce Goodbye
1-800-999-3534
www.fiercegoodbye.com
A faith based perspective on suicide.  A documentary that aired  originally on Hallmark Channel about suicide awareness & prevention and a very comprehensive and helpful website.
Friends for Survival
PO Box 214463
Sacramento, CA  95821
916-392-0664
www.friendsforsurvival.org
Friends For Survival, Inc is an organization of people who have been affected by a death caused by suicide.  Dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide.
Healing From Depression
4226 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, OR  97211
503-284-2848
Email: dblocj@teleport.com
www.healingfromdepression.com
A comprehensive website of information and resources by Douglas Bloch, M.A. who is an author of 10 books, teacher and counselor.  A survivor of three episodes of clinical depression, he provides you with hope, inspiration, practical coping strategies and  survival tips that will allow you to successfully emerge from your dark night of the soul and maintain your wellness.
International Association of
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
(IAPSRS)
10025 Governor Warfield Pkwy, Suite 301
Columbia, MN  21044-3357
410-730-7190
TTY: 410-730-1723
Email: iapsrs33@aol.com
IAPSRS is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting, supporting and strengthening community-based psycho-social rehabilitation services and resources.  Publishes a journal, newsletters, and a Resource Catalog.
MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine)
Reference and Customer Service
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894
1-888-FIND-NLM
1-888-346-3656
301-594-5983
www.nlm.nih.gov
The world’s largest medical library.
Mental Health Association of Minnesota
2021 E Hennepin Ave, Suite 412
Minneapolis, MN  55413-2726
612-331-6840
1-800-862-1799
Email: info@mentalhealthmn.org
www.mentalhealthmn.org
The Mental Health Association of Minnesota helps individuals find access to services, or problem-solve a situation, on a one-to-one basis. We are your advocates. We provide community education about mental illness, treatments, and resources. The Association also takes a systems-wide approach to ensuring access to appropriate mental health care and protecting the rights of individuals. We work in public policy to ensure that the voices of individuals with mental illness are heard.
Mental Health Education Project
% Jewish Family & Children’s Service
13100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN  55305
952-417-2149
A collaborative program of the Twin Cities Jewish Community created to raise awareness of mental health issues and to provide education and training.  Sponsors a yearly conference, a resource directory and more.  Website in process.
Mental Health InfoSource
Continuing Medical Education, LLC
2801 McGaw Ave
Irvine, CA  92614-5835
1-800-993-2632
www.mhsource.com
“Ask the Experts” – answered by psychiatrists.  A comprehensive source for mental health education - Continuing Medical Education, LLC.
Mental Health Recovery
% Mary Ellen Copeland
PO Box 301
W. Dummerston, VT  05357
802-254-2092
802-257-7499 (fax)
www.mentalhealthrecovery.com
Copeland@mentalhealthrecovery.com
A comprehensive, extensive and extremely  valuable website with depression self-help strategies, resources, articles, research, recovery tips, crisis plan and more
Mental Help Net
614-764-0143
www.mentalhelp.net
Mental Help Net is an established and highly regarded internet website dedicated to educating the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns. Designed and maintained by Clinical Psychologists since it first launched in November 1995, the site provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage while maintaining an independent editorial stance. News, articles, reviewed links, interactive tests, book reviews, self-help resources, therapist and job listings and even videos make up the varied content to be found in Mental Help Net’s many topic centers.
Mental Illness Education Project (MIEP)
PO Box 470813
Brookline, MA  02447
617-562-1111
www.miepvideos.org
MIEP seeks to improve understanding of mental illness through the production of video-based programs for use by people with psychiatric conditions, their families, mental health practitioners, administrators, and educators, as well as the general public.  Videos can be ordered online at www.miepvideos.org or call        1-800-343-5540.
Metanoia
www.metanoia.org/suicide
Metanoia means: “a change of mind,” turning around to face a new direction…to turn toward the light…Because when you face the light, shadow is behind you.  The mission of Metanoia is to break down barriers that keep people from getting the help they need.  Through communications, education and advocacy, we work to make connections that can shed a little light.  Martha Ainsworth is the Founder & Director.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)
200 North Glebe Rd, Suite 1015
Arlington, VA  22203-3754
1-800-950-NAMI (HELPLINE)
www.nami.org
NAMI is a nonprofit, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with mental illnesses, which emphasizes the biological view of cause and treatments.  It provides education about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation and jobs for people with psychiatric disabilities.  For information or referral to a local affiliate group, call the HELPLINE.
National Alliance for Research on
Schizophrenia and Depression

1-800-829-8289
www.narsad.org
NARSAD is the largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted exclusively to funding scientific research on psychiatric brain disorders.  Through research there is hope.
National Center for Injury
Prevention & Control

Mailstop K60
4770 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA  30341-3724
770-488-4362
Email: dvpinfo@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts.htm
Overview and facts about suicide that include Center for Disease Control activities, prevention strategies, and other website links and publication resources.
National Empowerment Center (NEC)
599 Canal St, 5th Floor East
Lawrence, MA  01840
800POWER2U (1-800-769-3728)
800TTYPOWER
www.power2u.org
Award-winning provider of consumer health information, programs and materials, with a focus on recovery.  NEC can refer you to a local support group or help you to set up a new group.  Newsletter and audio-visual materials.
National Foundation for
Depressive Illness
(NAFDI News)
PO Box 2257
New York, NY  10116
212-268-4260
www.depression.org
NAFDI provides an information line service on the symptoms and treatment of depression and manic-depression at 1-800-248-4344.
National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
www.hopeline.com
The nation’s only suicide prevention crisis hotline network that links American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Certified Crisis Centers across the country.
National Institute for Mental Health
(NIMH)
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD  20857
301-443-4513; TDD 301-443-8431
800-421-4211 (Depression/Awareness, Recognition, and Treatment Information)
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
www.nimh.nih.gov
Provides excellent list of free publications on depressive and other mental disorders, including a comprehensive listing of resources for help.
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
1021 Prince St
Arlington, VA  22314-2917
1-800-969-6642
www.nmha.org
The National Mental Health Association is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
National Organization for
People of Color Against Suicide

4715 Sargent Rd NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
1-866-899-5317
www.nopcas.com
Provides resources to minority communities in the areas of survivor support and suicide prevention and education, including sponsoring an annual conference.
National Resource Center
for Suicide Prevention

and Aftercare

The Link Counseling Center
348 B Mt Vernon Hwy
Atlanta, GA  30328
404-256-9797
www.thelink.org
Provides suicide-related community education in the areas of prevention, intervention and aftercare as well as healing support services for families, youth and those affected by the psychological trauma of suicide.  Maintains a national calendar of survivor and prevention programs.
Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in
Interfaith Services
(OASSIS)
101 King Farm Blvd, #D401
Rockville, MD  20850
240-632-0335
www.oassis.org
Enriching the lives of those who’ve been or will be touched by suicide.  Facilitating educational programs, organizing systems-wide support, training professional caregivers, and offering consultative services they work not only with religious communities, but also business and labor, health care providers, higher educational institutions, law enforcement and military personnel
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
676 State St
New Haven, CT  06511
203-401-2070
Email: info@ocfoundation.org
www.ocfoundation.org
The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF), with more than 10,000 members, is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.                                                  Founded by a group of individuals with OCD in 1986, the mission of the OCF is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family and friends; and to support research into the causes and effective treatments of OCD and related disorders.
Recovery, Inc.
802 North Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL  60610
312-337-5661
www.recovery-inc.com
Self-help mental health involving reading books by Abraham Low, MD, attending weekly meetings and practicing the recovery method in everyday life.
Say It Out Loud Productions Inc.
Email: daraberger@sayitoutloud.com
www.sayitoutloud.com
Say It Out Loud Productions was founded by Dara Berger in July 2001 to produce “A Secret Best Not Kept”, a documentary film that exposes the hidden truth behind suicide.
Suicide Prevention Action Network
USA, Inc

1025 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1200
Washington, D.C.  20005
202-449-3600
www.spanusa.org
Channels the energy and passions of those touched by suicide into action and advocacy across the U.S.A.  Builds political support with the goal of making public policy advancements to prevent suicide.  Promotes and creates partnerships among all who are dedicated to suicide prevention.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
(SAVE)
9001 E. Bloomington Fwy, Suite 150
Bloomington, MN  55420-3435
952-946-7998
1-888-511-SAVE (7283)
www.save.org
Grassroots nonprofit organization that educates about depression and provides resources on suicide and depression, newsletter and survivor conference.  SAVE’s Mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
Suicide Information and
Education Centre

#201, 1615 – 10th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta CANADA
T3C 0J7
403-245-3900
www.suicideinfo.ca
Computer-assisted resource library with extensive collection of materials on suicide, including information kits, pamphlets, literature searches and clipping services.
Surviving Suicide
www.survivingsuicide.com
A website for healing after the loss of a loved one by suicide.
Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.)
www.survivorsofsuicide.com
An independently owned and operated web site and is in no way associated with any specific group, organization or religious affiliation. The purpose of the Survivors Of Suicide web site is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.
Survivors Road2Healing
729 Grapevine Hwy #356
Hurst, TX  76054
www.road2healing.com
Survivors Road2healing is here for the sole purpose of helping grieving, struggling survivors heal and reclaim their lives. We work with local Police Departments and community organizations and plan to have offices nationwide in the next few years.
Walk for Mental Health
1-888-511-7283
www.walkformentalhealth.org
Walk for Mental Health started in Minneapolis, MN in memory of Sheena Driscoll to bring greater awareness to the community.
“Changes occur one step at a time.”  Organized by family and friends of Sheena Driscoll.
Well Mind Association of Greater Washington, Inc.
11141 Georgia Ave, Suite 326
Wheaton, MD  20902
301-949-8282
Information on physiological causes of psychiatric disorders and how they can be treated.
World Health Organization International
www.who.int/topics/suicide/en/
www.who.int
This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programs and offices working on the topic of suicide. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
1-507-387-5020
1-303-429-3530
Email: ask4help@yellowribbon.org
www.yellowribbon.org
A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. An outreach program for the Light of Life Foundation International founded in 1994.  There are also many local chapters throughout the country.


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