I am not a trained professional, have only my own experience of losing my husband to suicide, so the links below offer a selection of resources relating to suicide research, prevention and mental illnesses that I have come across, and are from a general lay person’s recommendation only.
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I’ve recently become a fan of IASP (International Association for Suicide Prevention) and love what they do and offer.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to preventing suicidal behaviour, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.SUGGEST TO FRIENDS.
Here’s their URL http://www.iasp.info/index.php
If you’re on Facebook, here’s the link to their fanpage http://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Association-for-Suicide-Prevention/115204064521?ref=mf
This is a site I found to have really good content, covers many different mental health issues, lots of articles covering many different topics.
Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges. We empower people with knowledge and hope. Our goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-being and make healthy choices.
Helpguide was launched in 1999, following the suicide of Robert and Jeanne Segal’s daughter, Morgan. We believe that Morgan’s tragedy could have been avoided if she had had easy access to supportive health information. Our mission is to honor her memory and compassionate spirit by providing balanced, up-to-date, and motivating information about mental health, relationships, and lifelong wellness.
This site has some really great information too, plus it’s got a Suicide Survivor’s Forum for those who have lost someone to suicide.
4) The Comfort Compass
The Comfort Compass is a coalition uniting individuals living with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders, families, friends, & professionals with education, support and resources to encourage stability and decrease stigma.
The Comfort Compass is a safe place that will provide you direction in your journey in dealing with mental illness.
You will be able to receive support from other individuals who are enduring the same struggles as you; whether you are an individual with a diagnosis, a family member or friend of someone who has been diagnosed or a professional looking to further your own knowledge as to how you can help your clients more effectively achieve stability and a level of happiness that they deserve to attain.
To unite consumers, families, friends and mental health professionals with unconditional support, resources, and education to encourage mental health stability and decrease societal stigma.
Founded in 1995, PsychCentral.com is the Internet’s leading mental health network, providing trusted mental health information on depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, schizophrenia and dozens of other concerns. We also have over 140 support groups, daily live support chats, daily news and research briefs, and so much more. We were named one of the 50 Best Websites in 2008 by TIME.Com
To provide reliable, independent, unbiased mental health information to help reduce stigma and promote acceptance of mental disorders.
Unveiling the Stigma are passionate about helping those who suffer with Depression and Mental Illness. In view of this, we have gathered the best resources on the web to assist in your search. Whether you are suffering, know of someone who is suffering, or simply wish to gain knowledge….this website will help guide you in the right direction. We’ve done the research, so you don’t have to.
Why are we so passionate? Because we care. Why do we care? Because we have been there!
7) HealthyPlace.com: America’s Mental Health Channel
HealthyPlace.com is the largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. HealthyPlace has active mental health support forums and chat, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, documentary films, a live online mental health tv and radio show, unique tools like the “mediminder” and more. HealthyPlace won 3 prestigious Web Health Awards in 2010 and took first place at the 2010 eHealthcare Leadership Awards for Best Health Content and second place for Best Care/Disease Management site.
HealthyPlace.com also has extensive information on suicide for people considering suicide, as well as their family members and loved ones.
Over one million people a month come to HealthyPlace.com. Everyday, for the people who work here, our goal is to provide trustworthy information and useful resources for understanding, preventing and seeking appropriate treatment of mental health conditions. If you are a person with a mental health condition, or a family member or friend, we invite you to participate and become a part of the HealthyPlace community.
8 ) American Association of Suicidology – Founded 1968
AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. We area 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.
The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide.
American Association of Suicidology Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Association-of-Suicidology/302698033926
About: We are the suicide intervention training company.
Company Overview: Based upon current knowledge, we believe suicide intervention should be a major part of every community’s suicide prevention strategy. A one-on-one relationship between a person at risk and a competent helper represents a unique opportunity of effecting a lifesaving or life-altering change. We train community helpers of all kinds to work in this intervention context.
Description: We design, develop and deliver programs of the highest quality.
We are guided by a social Research and Development method that helps us translate knowledge about suicide prevention into fully evolved programs capable of widespread dissemination, with fidelity. These programs incorporate the current literature on suicide prevention. They also reflect our ongoing guidance from participants and other stakeholders.
Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LivingWorks-Education/177077645667711