Suicide Prevention

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We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

1-800-273-8255

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 The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national health organization focused on saving lives through suicide prevention resources in areas of research, education, and advocacy. AFSP provides training, toolkits, manuals, and activities for youth.

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This brief shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities. The purpose is to support those working to prevent violence in thinking strategically and creatively about preventing all types of violence from occurring in the first place as well as coordinating and integrating responses to violence in a way that recognizes these connections and considers the individual in the context of their home environment, neighborhood, and larger community.

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 MY3 helps individuals connect with others when they’re having thoughts of suicide. MY3 enables users to create a support system, build a safety plan, access important resources, get support at times of risk, and access the national suicide prevention lifeline 24/7.

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 The Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers is an association of community-based mental health providers across the state. The Indiana Council is a primary legislative voice for behavioral health funding and providing recommendations for behavioral health services.

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Indiana Department of Education provides resources on suicide prevention training, toolkits, and manuals. There is also information on a guidance document for the adoption of school suicide policy and teacher training.

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Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition has  suicide prevention councils, coalitions, and task forces in all 10 Regions

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to advance behavioral health. SAMHSA offers information on warning signs, school suicide prevention programs, screening and assessment tools, resources for suicide attempt survivors, and coping with loss for survivors.

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 Mental Health America is a non-profit dedicated to addressing the needs of people with mental illness by providing screening tools and information.

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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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Suicide statistics can be alarming. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that an average of 112 Americans commit suicide every day, and it is the second most prevalent cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24. If you notice signs of suicidal behavior in someone, you can take steps to prevent a needless death. 

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