Suicide Prevention Resources
The national Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is your one stop source for suicide prevention. They help you develop, deliver, and evaluate evidence-informed suicide prevention programs in your agency, organization, community, or state. They provide a wealth of information, resources, training opportunities, webinars, news and more.
Website containing information about a suicide Safety Planning developed by Barbara Stanley, PhD adn Gregory Brown, PhD.
This section of the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides information on the suicide problem and links to resources that can help you learn more.
The Zero Suicide Institute at EDC guides organizations in their implementation of Zero Suicide by providing consultation, training, and resources to make suicide care safer.
This webpage, focused on suicide and suicide prevention, is geared toward health, behavioral health, and integrated care leadership, providers, and patients/consumers. The information and resources listed here can be easily adapted to other groups and settings. Suicide, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Trauma are often interrelated. Trauma is highly prevalent and a major risk factor for suicide and IPV.
Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope. Forefront puts on educational and training activities, like the Suicide Prevention Conference Sept. 10, 2019, leads in policy and advocacy actions, and provides educational resources.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Their website provides a national crisis helpline, many resources, information related to diverse populations, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Because suicide is one of the leading causes of early death in Washington, preventing it improves the health of Washingtonians and our communities. The Washington State Department of Health is taking many actions for suicide prevention and guides implementation of the WA State Suicide Prevention Plan (PDF). The website provides referrals to Suicide Prevention Lifeline, resources for youth, suicide in the workforce, state actions on suicide prevention, and much more.
Jane Pearson, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health, shares the 5 steps a teen—and a trusted adult—can take if someone is in emotional pain: Ask/Keep them Safe/Be there/Help them connect/Stay connected.
Toolkits & Resources
A Guide for primary care providers and medical practive managers, produced by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program (WICHE MHP).
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has newly released enhanced guidance on using their Effective Suicide Prevention Model to develop tailored prevention efforts. Learn how the three elements of the model—strategic planning, keys to success, and a comprehensive approach—work together and how to adapt the model to fit the needs of your particular situation or setting.
Videos & Webinars
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) presents this video series on strategic communication planning for suicide prevention. It includes five-to-six-minute webinar clips that feature expert advice on developing a communication plan, understanding your audience, and evaluating your efforts. Each video also has a free, downloadable worksheet to help practitioners put these skills into practice – whether they’re new to communication planning or looking to take their current efforts to the next level.
This 60-minute webinar addresses suicide risk assessment, prevention, and treatment. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to describe two key aspects of the Aeschi model of psychotherapeutic care for suicidal patients; define management versus treatment of suicidality; and describe the therapeutic value of the clinical narrative.
This webinar provides an overview of clinical suicidology, including the prevailing theories, assessment, interventions, and treatments. Dr. David Jobes walks participants through several suicide risk assessment tools and provides additional information about ethics and systems of care issues. Finally, Dr. Jobes provides an overview of empirically-supported treatments for managing and treating suicidality, and illustrates the use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS).
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among people ages 10-24 years old and has disproportionately increased Latinx and Hispanic adolescents and young adults, who have elevated rates of suicidal behaviors. This 1.5 hour online session provides information about identifying suicide-related risk in Latinx and Hispanic youth and reviews evidence-based practices to screen for risk across various settings.
Northwest MHTTC and Oregon Family Support Network present this webinar exploring LGBTQ youth suicide prevention from the family perspective.
Presented by Northwest MHTTC and Oregon Family Support Network, this webinar explores how to increase LGBTQ youth suicide awareness from the family perspective.
Article in the September 2019 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) newsletter, where NIDA and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), highlight the links between opioid use, opioid use disorder (OUD), and suicide.
Statistics on Suicide
The AFSP website has state and national data. Informative state fact sheets are available for download.