Resources & Links
Inappropriate media coverage of suicide has been shown to increase suicide risk in some cases. For a very brief and accessible document that describes how media outlets can address suicide safely and help prevent future suicides, visit the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide (PDF: 177MB/2 pgs).
In addition, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center has released a Suicide and Bullying Issue Brief (PDF: 382KB/8 pgs) that provides a brief overview of recent research on bullying and suicide.
- Ain Dah Yung Center, http://www.aindahyung.com/, a St. Paul organization for American Indian youth.
- Crisis Connection, http://www.crisis.org/, provides 24-hour telephone crisis counseling to anyone in Minnesota.
- Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network (CSN), http://www.mhcsn.org/, provides peer support services and advocacy for individuals with mental illness in Minnesota.
- Minnesota Association for Children´s Mental Health, http://www.macmh.org/
- Minnesota Department of Human Services, http://www.dhs.state.mn.us
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), http://www.save.org, is an organization working to prevent suicide through public awareness and education; reduce stigma; and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide. Their Web site has a good list of links.
- University of Minnesota´s Center for Excellence in Children´s Mental Health, http://www.cmh.umn.edu/
- Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children´s Mental Health, http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/programs/ta_center/
- Means Matter, http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/, is a Web site devoted to reducing access to means as a suicide prevention strategy
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/
- One Sky Center, http://www.oneskycenter.org/index.cfm, is a national resource center for substance abuse and mental health services for American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
- Reach Out, http://au.reachout.com, is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to boost their own mental health and wellbeing.
- The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), http://www.sprc.org, is a national resource center for anyone interested in suicide prevention.