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skypper posted:
This week is the 37th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week
September 4th — 10th, 2011 As a part of the awareness campaign I am including warning signs and a list of resources available to everyoneâ?¦I realize this is a lot of information, but it is always good to be prepared and the more resources available to us the better and the less we feel aloneâ?¦Know the Warning Signs
How do you Remember the Warning Signs of Suicide?


Here's an Easy-to-Remember Mnemonic:


IS PATH WARM?


Ideation
Substance Abuse
Purposelessness
Anxiety
Trapped
Hopelessness
Withdrawal
Anger
Recklessness
Mood Changes
A person in acute risk for suicidal behavior most often will show:
Warning Signs of Acute Risk:
  • Threatening to hurt or kill him or herself, or talking of wanting to hurt or kill him/herself; and/or,
  • Looking for ways to kill him/herself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means; and/or,
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary.
These might be remembered as expressed or communicated ideation. If observed, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or calling
1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral.
Additional Warning Signs:
  • Increased substance (alcohol or drug) use
  • No reason for living; no sense of purpose in life
  • Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Feeling trapped — like there's no way out
  • Hopelessness
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and society
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
  • Dramatic mood changes.
If observed, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral.
These warning signs were compiled by a task force of expert clinical-researchers and 'translated' for the general public.


Please click on the link which will take you to the page on my site where I have listed an extensive list of resources, both phone numbers & websites for multiple countries.
http://www.michellecentral.com/?p=310


And also please share this list with friends, relatives, just anyone you may know, we never know who is out there looking that we may be able to help in some way.
~mc


~Sky~

If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know
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~Sky~

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skypper responded:
...just a fyi...
~Sky~

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Chris_WebMD_Staff replied to skypper's response:
Thank you for sharing this Skypper!!
Chrissy~

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skypper replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
No problem Chrissy!
I wanted to post the links here but my post was WAYYY too long! LOL! So I had to condense it...althoug, i could do it in replies.....oooh1 good idea! Thanks for the help and all you do every day for all of us here!!! You rock!!!!
~Sky
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Here are some resources that may come in helpful:


http://www.suicidehotlines.com/national.html


Suicide: Read This First http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/


Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 — National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Ireland 1life — 1800247100 or the Samaritans 1850 609090
Ireland Samaritans text. 0872609090.
Ireland 1 life text. 51444. Text HELP to activate
UK Samaritans 08457909090
UK text Samaritans 07725909090
US 1-800-273-8255
Australia lifeline 13 11 14
Australia suicide call back service 1300 659 467
Pakistan — 24×7 Helpline: 91-22-27546
http://suicidehotlines.com/canada.html


These are just a few, but if you're feeling bad or having suicidal thoughts please talk to somebody, a friend, a pastor, anybody, go the your local Emergency Room, please get help, you are not alone, you don't have to go through this alone, there are good and kind people out there willing to help. Also if anyone would like to add to this list of resources, please feel free to do so, we're all in this together.
~mc
~Sky~

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CRISIS CENTERS:


http://www.befrienders.org/ With 357 befriending centers world-wide, Befrienders International centers are run by trained volunteers and offer a service that is free, non-judgmental and completely confidential. people are befriended by telephone, in face-to-face meetings, by letter and by email.


http://www.contact-usa.org/ CONTACT USA is a network of crisis intervention and telephone helpline centers across the nation and is dedicated to providing leadership and support to these centers.


http://www.contact-usa.org/crisischat.html Crisis Chat will provide essential emotional support and crisis intervention services to millions of people who are depressed, despairing or thinking about suicide.


MENTAL HEALTH:


http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au/ The Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health (Aussienet) is a national project funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care under the Mental Health Strategy and the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.


http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is the nation's leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses — depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these like-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand.


http://www.glendon.org/ The Glendon Association is an organization whose mission is to save lives and enhance mental health by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships. They conduct research and share what we know through various workshops, publications, and educational documentaries.


http://www.nami.org/Hometemplate.cfm The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education. NAMI recently published a series of brochures called "After An Attempt" aimed at helping attempters, their families and physicians.


http://store.samhsa.gov/home The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is charged with leading the national system that delivers mental health services. The goal of this system is to provide the treatment and support services needed by adults with mental disorders and children with serious emotional problems. People with serious mental illnesses often need assistance with treatment, employment, housing, transportation, and other aspects of community participation. CMHS administers programs and funding for the delivery of these services. Mental illness can be treated effectively, and people can and do recover.


http://www.who.int/en/ The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
~Sky~

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SUICIDE PREVENTION:


http://www.afsp.org/ AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP's activities include supporting research projects, providing information and education about suicide and depression, and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.


http://www.suicideprevention.ca/ The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is in the process of developing a Canadian blueprint of a national strategy for suicide prevention. The purpose is to articulate what a national strategy would look like that world, in turn, prompt action by all segments of Canadian society including all government levels.


http://www.chooselife.net/ Choose Life is a national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. Choose Life has a 10 year plan aimed at reducing suicides in Scotland by 20% by the year 2013.


http://www.feelingblue.org/ Serving southeastern Pennsylvania, Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Committee is a non-profit, non-sectarian, nondenominational organization dedicated to providing caregivers with professional resources necessary to aid persons at risk, identify support organizations for survivors of suicide and provide community awareness.


http://www.iasp.info/ IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.


http://www.jasonfoundation.com/ In 1997, The Jason Foundation was founded by Clark Flatt after losing his sixteen year-old son, Jason, to the silent epidemic of youth suicide. Since then, The Jason Foundation has worked to help educate young people, parents, teachers, and others who work with young people about youth suicide. Their mission is helping young people deal with the pressures of growing up by offering choices other than suicide as an answer to problems.


https://www.jedfoundation.org/ The Jed Foundation was established in order to prevent suicide on college campuses and focus on the underlying causes of suicide. The Jed Foundation convenes higher education and government leaders as well as scientific research and mental health experts in order to design effective prevention programs that reflect the best in current thinking. They create innovative web sites, such as Ulifeline"122, which brings help directly to students by linking them to their respective college health centers.


http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au/ Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.


http://www.yellowribbonmn.com/ A community-based outreach program of Light for Life Foundation International, Yellow Ribbon offers a program that teaches about the internal nature of depression and loneliness.


http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/ Most efforts to prevent suicide focus on why people take their lives. But as we understand more about who attempts suicide and when and where and why, it becomes increasingly clear that how a person attempts—the means they use—plays a key role in whether they live or die.
~Sky~

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MORE ON SUICIDE PREVENTION:

http://training.sprc.org/ The National Center for Suicide Prevention Training (NCSPT) provides educational resources to help public officials, service providers, and community-based coalitions develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. The site also has a resource database composed of suicide prevention articles and information.
http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/suicide.aspx The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) represents the combined work of advocates, clinicians, researchers and survivors around the nation. It lays out a framework for action to prevent suicide and guides development of an array of services and programs that must be developed. It is designed to be a catalyst for social change with the power to transform attitudes, policies, and services. The NSSP Goals and Objectives for Action was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in May of 2001, with leadership from the Surgeon General.
http://www.preventsuicide.net/ A suicide prevention information site with links and resources.
http://www.save.org/ SAVE's mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=742A7AD2-C8D5-C18D-0A2665B3F8977D99 SPAN USA provides dozens of free resources on suicide prevention to the general public, frequently works with and provides consultations to government, corporate, and private interest groups on suicide prevention, and advocates through a network of thousands across the country on suicide prevention matters.
http://suicidepreventioncommunity.wordpress.com/ A privately-owned blog maintained by Franklin Cook, a longtime suicide prevention advocate and suicide grief outreach worker.
http://www.sprc.org/ The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
http://tspn.org/ A grassroots team of Tennesseans working to eliminate the stigma of suicide, educate the community about the warning signs of suicide, and ultimately reduce the rate of suicide in the state of Tennessee.
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/stateprograms/ The Violence and Injury Prevention Program offers online resources for family members, healthcare professionals, forensic examiners, law enforcement officers, and others in the aging, mental health, long-term care, and public health network.
http://www.yspp.org/ The Youth Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing youth suicide through training, public awareness and communities in action.
~Sky~

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skypper replied to skypper's response:
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:


http://www.afsp.org/ AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP's activities include supporting research projects, providing information and education about suicide and depression, and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.


http://www.suicideprevention.ca/ The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is in the process of developing a Canadian blueprint of a national strategy for suicide prevention. The purpose is to articulate what a national strategy would look like that world, in turn, prompt action by all segments of Canadian society including all government levels.


http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/nssf/resources/prevention/ IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.


http://www.nopcas.com/ NOPCAS is committed to stopping the tragic epidemic of suicide in minority communities. The organization is developing innovative strategies to address this urgent national problem.


http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=742A7AD2-C8D5-C18D-0A2665B3F8977D99 SPAN USA provides dozens of free resources on suicide prevention to the general public, frequently works with and provides consultations to government, corporate, and private interest groups on suicide prevention, and advocates through a network of thousands across the country on suicide prevention matters.


http://www.sprc.org/ The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
~Sky~

If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know
 
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RESEARCHhttp://ww1.cpa-apc.org/Publications/Archives/Bulletin/1997/June/feature.htm Established in 1977, the Chair and the Suicide Studies Unit form an academic program affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. It is based at St. Michael's Hospital, an urban health care facility located in inner-city Toronto. The multi-professional team is headed by Dr. Paul S. Links, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.


http://www.crisis.org.cn/Public/PublicMain.aspx The Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center at the Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital, administered by the Beijing Bureau of Health, was the first institution in the country given specific responsibility to conduct research related to suicide and suicide prevention. The Center also operates the first national crisis hotline, as well as a comprehensive website, an outpatient clinic, training courses at a national level, and coordinate large-scale public awareness promotion events.


http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), a center of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries. The WISQARS Database is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library. Located on the campuses of the National Institute of Health, the Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.


http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml The National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Research Consortium is working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain and behavior.


http://cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/csr/ The Centre focuses on the investigation of the causes, treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior.


http://www.safetylit.org/ SafetyLit is a service of the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health in cooperation with the World Health Organization. The weekly SafetyLit Update Bulletin provides abstracts of English language reports from researchers who work in the more than 30 professional disciplines relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm.


http://www.sprc.org/ The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) supports suicide prevention with the best of science, skills and practice. The Center provides prevention support, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.


http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/183/3/260.full The Unit was founded in order to address the high rates of suicide in Belgium. The main objective of the Unit is to contribute to the prevention of suicidal behavior in this European country.
~Sky~

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SURVIVING SUICIDEhttp://www.forsuicidesurvivors.org/ A website for survivors that includes a lively discussion forum, links to support groups, a recommended book list, even poetry.


http://www.pos-ffos.com/ Remembering friends and family of those who lost their lives to suicide.


http://www.friendsforsurvival.org/ A national outreach program for survivors of suicide loss. Friends for Survival, Inc. is dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide.


http://thegiftofkeith.org/ A website for suicide survivors created by Carol Loehr in memory of her son Keith. Designed to help comfort and inform survivors of suicide, and to educate clergy, health care professionals and counselors. A wide variety of survivor resources.


http://heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org/index.shtml Support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. HEARTBEAT is a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one.


http://www.lovingoutreach.org/ Web site for a support group in Ontario. The site contains information helpful to survivors.


http://www.memorytrees.org/ The "Memory Tree of Lights" is a ministry which focuses on the Christmas holiday season and provides comfort, education, intervention and hope to people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of someone to suicide and who are overwhelmed by this loss during the Christmas season.


http://www.musicforthesoul.org/ Chaos of the Heart, a CD of music and spoken word, is a faith-based resource for those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.


http://www.parentsofsuicide.com/ Support for Parents who have lost sons or daughters to suicide.


http://www.samaritansnyc.org/ Samaritans USA is the coalition of the 11 non-profit, non-religious Samaritans suicide prevention centers in the United States. Its primary purpose is to further the Samaritian's principles of befriending people who are depressed, in crisis and suicidal as practiced on or through our volunteer-staffed crisis response hotlines, public education programs and suicide survivor support groups.


http://www.counselingstlouis.net/ This site has been created as a resource for anyone who has experienced the death of a brother or sister.


http://siblingsurvivors.com/ A web site dedicated to support for people who have lost a sibling to suicide.


http://www.sobs.admin.care4free.net/ Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is a UK charity that exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Their website contains a variety of support material, including testimonies written by survivors.
~Sky~

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TRAININGhttp://www.larasig.com/suicide Through Clinical Tools, Inc., EndingSuicide.com provides simple, coordinated, easily available education to individuals and organizations.


http://www.livingworks.net/ LivingWorks is an organization dedicated to enhancing suicide intervention skills at the community level, and does so with widely-available suicide prevention training programs designed for all types of caregivers.


http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/education-and-training/rrsr The Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinician (RRSR) program is the 2-day interactive training workshop designed for mental health clinicians and facilitated by AAS' own master trainers.
~Sky~

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TREATMENThttp://www.aeschiconference.unibe.ch/ A movement for improving the therapeutic approach to the suicidal person.


http://www.uke.de/extern/tzs/ The Center for Therapy is an establishment for out-patient treatment of suicidal patients, we well as for research and education in the field of suicidal experience and behavior and psychotherapy.


http://mypage.iu.edu/~jmcintos/basicinfo.htm This site provides information and resources for therapists as survivors of a patient's suicide.
~Sky~

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YOUTH SUICIDE

http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/stats-and-tools/fact-sheets American Association of Suicidology offers fact sheets about youth suicidal behavior, warning signs, and risk factors


http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=235&name=DLFE-44.pdf Findings of AAS' Youth Suicide by Firearms Task Force


http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counseling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Professional counselors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.


http://www.notmykid.org/ NMK is dedicated to raising awareness about the most prevalent youth and adolescent mental and behavioral health issues.


http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/certification-programs/school-professionals AAS evidence- and best-practices-based certification program aimed at improving the competence and confidence of school personnel in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.


http://sptsusa.org/ The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide offers resources for awareness, training, and education for teens, parents, and educators.
~Sky~

If you are struggling, please talk to someone. There are good and kind people in this world. There is love to know


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