If you or someone you know is in crisis and is considering suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Warning Signs of Suicide
Risk factors for suicide - who is most likely to be at risk
What to do - Know the Facts, Recognize Imminent Dangers, Take it Seriously, Be Willing to Listen, Seek Professional Help, Follow-up
The Trevor Project is the national provider of life saving resources to LGBTQ youth and their families.
How you can help someone who is suicidal
Local and national resources
Trevor Lifeline - 24 hour hotline for youth in crisis: 1-866-488-7386
The National Association of School Psychologists represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators
Media and Suicide
Research indicates that the way suicide is reported in the media can contribute to additional suicides and suicide attempts. The following resources provide guidelines on how to talk about the issue in an effective and responsible manner.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Reporting on Suicide
Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Safe Reporting on Suicide (PDF)