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Regional Mental Health Center offers Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Grief Resources

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In addition to the many available services and resources here at Regional Mental Health Centers, we've assembled numerous websites of organizations that offer information and advice regarding suicide prevention, suicide intervention and grief. If you need immediate crisis assistance, call our hotline at 219.769.4005 or 888.398.7050, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (National Information Center): SPRC promotes the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and enhances the nation's mental health infrastructure by providing states, government agencies, private organizations, colleges and universities, and suicide survivor and mental health consumer groups with access to the science and experience that can support their efforts to develop programs, implement interventions, and promote policies to prevent suicide. Links to state plans and programs available (click on state to view plan and contacts) www.sprc.org

Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition: The Coalition is a statewide community outreach initiative of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne that helped organize local initiatives, training, data collection and sharing and suicide prevention information and referral. www.indianasuicidepreventioncoalition.org. The Indiana Cares Youth Suicide Prevention Project website, www.indianacares.org supports initiatives across the state directed toward youth 10 to 24 years old.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: National Hotline website with a network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide available 24/7, free and confidential (English and Spanish). Hotline for Military/Veterans. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Joint Commission Suicide Prevention Screening Tool: APA has made a tool available to hospitals and behavioral health care facilities that can meet suicide-prevention requirements from the Joint Commission. www.naphs.org/teleconference/documents/ResourceGuide_JCAHOSafetyGoals2007_final.pdf

American Foundation Suicide Prevention (AFSP): 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. www.afsp.org (National). Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network is the cooperative advocacy and education of the local chapters to educate and assist in planning and research. www.spanusa.org. AFSP Indiana Chapters http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm

American Association of Suicidology: AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services. www.suicidology.org

QPR Institute (Question, Persuade and Refer for Suicide Prevention): 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. www.qprinstitute.com

SOS (Signs of Suicide): A school prevention program for middle and high schools prepared by the mental health screening organization who developed the National Depression Screening Day. www.mentalhealthscreening.org.

JED Foundation (College Suicide Prevention/Half of Us Campaign and Ulifeline): The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students. The Jed Foundation was founded in 2000 by Donna and Phil Satow after they lost their son Jed to suicide. www.jedfoundation.org

Suicide Prevention, Awareness and Support: Suicide prevention, awareness and support with links to resources. www.suicide.org

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention: A Colorado based organization founded in l994 Dale and Dar Emme who developed the Yellow Ribbon Campaign to bring suicide prevention into schools, congregations, communities. The color yellow was chosen by Mike’s parents because he drove a yellow mustang that symbolized all the help he gave to others…and now symbolizes the offer of hope and help to all young people in need. www.yellowribbon.org

ichoose2live: Online resources for suicide prevention and youth. www.ichoose2live.com

A Cry for Help: How to help a friend who is depressed or suicidal: Paraclete Press publishes books, music and videos based on spirituality. "Never lose hope in the mercy of God." (The Rule of St. Benedict). www.paracletepress.com

The Trevor Project: Saving Young Live (LGBTQ): The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. www.thetrevorproject.org

It Gets Better Project: This website is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members. It’s a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and seek help through the Trevor Project and GLSEN. www.itgetsbetter.org

Transition Year: The website focuses on emotional health and wellness for those attending college and a resource for their parents. www.transitionyear.org

National College Depression Partnership: The National College Depression Partnership (NCDP) is a college health consortium that utilizes a high-impact, cost-effective professional development approach to help college health systems and clinicians provide optimal care through the use of outcomes measurements and collaborative learning. Effective collaborative depression care relieves suffering, improves readiness to learn, and promotes student retention and success. www.ncdp.nyu.edu

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education: www.nctsnet.org

The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families: The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. www.dougy.org

The Gift of Keith: One family’s journey and information for sibling survivors of suicide. www.thegiftofkeith.org

FFOS (Friends and Family of Suicide Online support group): Remembering those who left too soon, a site to link suicide survivors and help them through the journey of grief. Memory wall and online support. www.pos-ffos.com

The Jason Foundation: The Jason Foundation is a provider of educational curriculums and training programs for students, educators/youth workers and parents on suicide prevention. www.jasonfoundation.com

GriefNet and KIDSAID: 50 e-mail support groups and two web sites. Integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds. KIDSAID.com provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.

Beliefnet: Inspiration, spirituality and faith of various cultures and religions. www.beliefnet.com

When Families Grieve A Sesame Street DVD: A guide for parents and caregivers and a story for children, families and military families: www.sesameworkshop.org/grief

Our Northwest
Indiana Locations

Serving Northwest Indiana, Regional Mental Health Center has facilities in Lake and Porter Counties, Merrillville, Hobart, Highland, Hammond and East Chicago. Residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois are assisted with emergency mental health services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

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