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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 Services
Foundation 2 Crisis Services provides 24/7, free crisis 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?

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP website with resources for support, local chapters and more.

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.

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.

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Native American resources

Heart of the Land | Prevent Suicide
SAMHSA video about how suicide impacts young men living in Alaska, including the Inupiaq, Tlingit, Tshimshian, Unangan, Athabascan, Aleut and Yupik Tribes.

Seven Generations | Prevent Suicide
SAMHSA video about how suicide impacts young men living in Alaska, including the Blackfeet, Chippewa Chee, Gros Ventre/A'aninin, Salish/Pend Orielle, and Kootenai/Wanapum Tribes.

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.

Employee and employer resources

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.

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

Where can I find additional support and information?

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

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. 

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

Want to attend a support group?

Statewide Suicide Survivors'/Bereavement Groups
A listing of suicide survivors' support groups and bereavement groups in Iowa. This list was last updated in 2021. 

Foundation 2 Crisis Services support groups
Foundation 2 Crisis Services offers a free suicide survivors' support group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In-person and virtual options are available.

How should I write about suicide in the news?

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?

Folleto de pensamientos suicidas de YLI en español
Folleto Your Life Iowa en español sobre pensamientos suicidas que puede imprimir por su cuenta.

Folleto de pensamientos suicidas de YLI en español (con sangrado)
Folleto Your Life Iowa en español sobre pensamientos suicidas con marcas de corte para impresión profesional.

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