Suicide prevention and awareness websites have many resources on risk factors, prevention, support, training, screening and assessment, and care options. Please visit these listed websites to review all information. For specific topics, review individual categories with direct links included. In a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Treatment: Biological and psychological treatments that can help address the underlying health issues that put people at risk for suicide.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Treatment: There are many tools that can improve the experience on the road to wellness: medication, therapy, social support, and education. Read about the roles of professionals, psychotherapy, treatment settings, getting treatment during a crisis, mental health medications, and psychosocial treatments.
- Suicide Prevention Resources to support Joint Commission Accredited organizations - Evidence-based resources for safety planning, and follow up care upon discharge: A Suicide Prevention Portal for organizations that includes information, resources, and tools regarding environmental risk assessment, validated/evidence-based screening tools, validated/evidence-based suicide risk assessment tools, safety planning upon discharge, and suicide prevention recommendations.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Aftercare That Makes a Difference: Suicide attempt survivors are most vulnerable in the days and weeks after an attempt. Includes a brief video from a suicide attempt survivor and lived experience consultant, who shares the value of aftercare and what hospitals can do to help patients safely navigate transitions in care.
- After an attempt guides for families, providers and those being treated in EDs: Booklets from SAMHSA that provide guidance on what to expect and what to do during emergency department treatment and continuing care after a suicide attempt.
- Ensure Access to Effective Care and Treatment: Information that includes elements of effective care and treatment for suicide risk, strategies to consider, and how to take action including how to integrate the elements of effective suicide care.
- Postvention: Information on how to facilitate the healing of individuals from the grief and distress of suicide loss, to mitigate other negative effects of exposure to suicide, and to prevent suicide among people who are at high risk after exposure to suicide.