Suicide prevention & help

In light of loosing my amazing dear friend Jason and Josh to suicide Modology world will soon be creating the Jason Cartwright memorial fund.  In the meantime however, we felt is was necessary to provide a list of resources for anyone who is combating thoughts of suicide, depression and trying to cope with the loss of a loved one.

People you can call for help:
1.800.suicide (784.2433)
Kids help phone: 1.800.668.6868
National suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-TALK begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-800-273-TALK      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (8255)

Online resources

No one should be ashamed to ask for help!  Thanks to the Kristin Brooks hope center for some of the links!

The National Council for Suicide Prevention. The Council is made up of 12 National Suicide Prevention Organization’s that are Non-Profit and linked for the purpose of collaboration and advancement of the national strategy.

The Kristin Brooks Hope Center to pilot 1-800-PPDMOMS and the accompanying Peer-to-Peer Network. This program is designed to screen for Postpartum Depression.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
We have compiled a short bibliography on suicide and surviving that you may find helpful. For more information, or to let us know of a survivor support group in your area which we do not have listed, please contact us at the Foundation.

Welcome to the website of the American Association of Suicidology, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. This site is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis.

The entire text of “How to Heal Depression” is available to read on the internet for free. Our approach to the treatment of depression is twofold. One is healing the brain, as current medical research points to biochemical imbalances in the brain as the seat of depression. The second is healing the mind-overcoming negative habits of thought and action which may cause, or be caused by, depression.

Change Your Mind. There are many reasons why people do not get help for mental health problems. FEAR, SHAME, and EMBARRASSMENT often prevent individuals and their families from doing anything. Mental health problems are real, and they deserve to be treated. It is not a person’s fault if he or she has a mental health problem. No one is to blame.

Because of the internal nature of depression and loneliness, thousands of youth who appear to be happy are screaming silently in the deepest emotional pain. What can we do? We can help youth with the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. Teens and youth use this very unique program – they are learning a vital life skill and lives are being saved! Chapters, schools & organizations  throughout the U.S. and in 47 countries use this powerful program. We invite you to join with others and help save lives!

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, family member, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

An international nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.   Educational materials include videotapes, art & poetry gallery, books and articles for both clinicians and those experiencing PTSD.  Gift From Within’s founder is Dr. Frank Ochberg, the 2003 recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Lifetime Achievement Award.

This site has information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The site contains information about traumatic injury and links to agencies and organizations with information about coping with emotional injury. It is a simple gateway to four specific sites that offer PTSD information and resources. It includes The National Center for PTSD, The National Center for Victims of Violence, The Dart Foundation for Journalism and Trauma and Gift From Within.

Serves as a centralized forum of information and training for service providers of loved ones and family members after violent death. The Director is Edward K. Rynearson, M.D. Medical Director of the Separation and Loss Services Homicide Support Project at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Learn what your state is doing about developing a suicide prevention plan (or not doing). This comprehensive list has most of what the states are doing and who to contact in your state.

We work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don’t judge them or tell them what to do – we listen.

Focused on campus life, anyone can benefit from the resources listed here.

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