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Suicide

Having thoughts of suicide or difficulty coping?

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, 24/7 confidential support for people in distress, prevention crisis and resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Foundation 2 Crisis Center Website
Foundation 2 Crisis Center provides 24/7, free crisis intervention and suicide intervention and prevention services across Iowa.

HelpGuide: Suicide Prevention website
HelpGuide website with suicide prevention resources, warning signs, coping tips, bipolar and PTSD resources, and more.

 

How do I help a friend or family member concerning thoughts of suicide?

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention
Resources on suicide warning signs, what to do if you believe someone is thinking about suicide and more.

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Facts & Resources fact sheet
Two page fact sheet on suicide prevention facts and resources including warning signs, risk factors, and prevention resources.

Know the Signs interactive website
Interactive website on identifying signs of suicide, knowing what to say and reaching out for help.

A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace
PDF guide on responding to a crisis, managing each phase of the postvention process, and more as an employer or manager.

High School Teachers & Prevention PDF
Suicide Prevention Resource Center PDF guide on reducing suicide risk among high school students.

Law Enforcement & Prevention PDF  
PDF resource of key steps to reducing suicide risk as a police officer.

EMS Providers & Prevention PDF
PDF resource of key steps to reducing suicide risk as an emergency medical professional.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention organization
A public-private organization partnership that works to transform health systems and communities and change the conversation around suicide.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) organization
Nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping people with the right tools.

American Academy of Suicidology website
Association of mental health professionals working to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those affected by it.

 

Where can I find LGBTQ+ and ally resources?

Trans Lifeline organization
Phone line and nonprofit organization offering emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. English and Spanish call line available.

The Trevor Project organization
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Talking about Suicide & LGBT Populations reports
Downloadable report on facts about suicide and LGBT people, tips for talking about suicide safely and accuracy and more.

 

Where can I find additional support and information?

Your Handbook for Recovery after a Suicide Attempt (SAMHSA) guide
This SAMHSA resource guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. 

A guide to taking care of family after a suicide attempt brochure
A Suicide Prevention Resource Center brochure on helping a loved one after they receive medical care after a suicide attempt.

Live Through This stories
Collection of portraits and true stories of suicide attempt survivors.

Foundation 2 Crisis Services support groups
Foundation 2 Crisis Services offers free suicide survivors bereavement and depressive and anxiety disorder support groups in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Iowa Suicide Bereavement support groups
List of adult/adolescent suicide bereavement support groups in Iowa.

 

Where can I find additional support and information?

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
PDF guide on responding to a crisis, helping students cope, working with the community and more for educators.

Suicide Safe Mobile App
PDF guide on responding to a crisis, helping students cope, working with the community and more for educators.

AFSP resources for journalists
Video and text resources on reporting on suicide including statistics and guidance for reporting safely and accurately about suicide.

 

¿Dónde puedo encontrar recursos en español?

Línea directa de prevención de suicidio
Llame a la línea directa gratuita las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana para intervención y apoyo suicidas en español.

Después de un intento de suicidio
Una guía en PDF sobre cómo ayudar a alguien después de un intento de suicidio.

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