SELF-HARM & SUICIDE *prevention*


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COVID-19 

BPHOPE: BIPOLAR, COVID-19 & PROTECTING AGAINST SUICIDE

bpHope.com: Bipolar, COVID-19 & Protecting Against Suicide by Melvin G. McInnis, MD, FRCPsych

BIPOLAR: SEX & INTIMACY IN ISOLATION

ColumbiaSpectator.com, news for Columbia/Barnard students featured an article on April 19, 2020:

For more on Bipolar & Hypersexuality:

Polar Warriors: YouTube on Hypersexuality
Healthline: Bipolar Disorder & Sexual Health

Suicide  HELP! 

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And Multiple Helplines

SUICIDE PREVENTION: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) VETERANS PRESS 1

Emergency Assistance:  9-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 

1-800-273-8255 (TALK):

Veterans Press 1

TEXT 741741

CRISIS  TEXT  LINE:  741741

Text HOME for suicidal or any serious crisis

CHAT

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  

Chat Now:   Link

I am Alive / National Hopeline Network: 

Chat Now:  Link

The Trevor Project - LGBTQ:

TrevorChat:  Link

LGBTQ TREVORLIFELINE: 1-866-488-7386

LGBTQ TrevorLifeline:  (866) 488-7386

VETERANS: SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCE IN YOU AREA

Make the Connection:

Veterans Suicide Prevention Resource Locator

Enter Zip Code Coordinator

You will get a link to
Call a Suicide Prevention Coordinator in Your Area:

SELF-HARM HELPLINE

S.A.F.E. Alternatives information Helpline:

(800) 366-8288 (DON'T CUT)

MULTIPLE HELPLINES

Trans Lifeline's Hotline (limited hours):  (877) 565-8860

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA):  (800) 826-3632

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline:  (800) 950-2624 (NAMI)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline:  (800) 662-4357 (HELP)

National Helpline for Substance Abuse:  (800) 262-2463

Substance Abuse Helpline:  (800) 450-9530

Schizophrenia & Related Disorders Alliance of American (SARDAA):  (800) 893-2094

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Helpline:  (800) 931-2237

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  (800) 799-7233 (SAFE)

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):  (800) 656-4673 (HOPE)

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline:  (800) 448-3000

Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline:  (800) 422-4453

Teen Help Adolescent Resources: (800) 840-5704

National Runaway Switchboard:  (800) 231-6946

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - after contacting law enforcement(800) 843-5678 (THE LOST)

National Center on Elder Abuse:  (855) 500-3537

Sidran Institute (Trauma):  (888) 482-7227

Postpartum Support Line: (800) 944-4773

Sexual Assault Hotline of Nevada:  (755) 221-7600 

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Helpline: Housing, Food, Health and Critical Situations:  2-1-1

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MORE: Hotlines, Helplines and Links:

PsychCentral

NAMI

 LINKS TO STRENGTH 

SUICIDE: "the tALK" 

THE BLOGGESS: HAVE "THE TALK"

Have the talk with your kids about suicide; talking about it won't make it happen . . . but it may save your kid's life

The Bloggess:

what to say & DO - suicide crisis 

SEIZE THE AWKWARD: CONVERSATION STARTERS

Seize the Awkward offers conversation starters and tips for when and how to talk about mental health with someone who is struggling/suicidal:

SEIZE THE AWKWARD

CONVERSATION STARTERS

ACTIVE MINDS: 3 THINGS TO COVER

Active Minds has many suicide prevention webpages including What if Someone Needs You and its V-A-R webpages: Validate, Appreciate, Refer:

V - A - R Basics

V - A - R Steps

V-A-R You Good?

What to Expect - When Offer Help

FAITH LEADERS: SUPPORTING LIFE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A SUICIDE CRISIS

TheActionAlliance.org: Suicide Prevention Competencies for Faith Leaders: Supporting Life Before, During, and After a Suicidal Crisis: 

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES: HOW TO TALK ABOUT SUICIDE

Indian Health Service (ihs.gov): How to Talk about Suicide:

VERY WELL MIND: HOW TO HELP A SUICIDAL FRIEND

VeryWellMind.com: How to Help When a Friend Is Feeling Suicidal:

HALF OF US: HELP A FRIEND

HalfofUs.com: Help a Friend who is emotionally struggling:  

EACH MIND MATTERS: SUICIDAL MEN

EachMindMatters.org has talking points and information on suicide among men:

SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: WHAT TO SAY TIPS

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a page on helping someone in a suicidal crisis, including tips on what to say and do:

HELP GUIDE: SUICIDE PREVENTION STEPS

HelpGuide.org: Suicide prevention starts with knowing warning signs; taking them seriously and talking about it:

MAYO CLINIC: WHAT TO DO

MayoClinic.org: Suicide: What to do When Someone is Suicidal

STOP A SUICIDE: LEARN TO ACT

StopaSuicide.org: "Learn to Act" with extensive information

Suicide - Awareness

WEBMD: RAPID CYCLING & SUICIDE RISK

WebMD.com reiterates there is a high percentage of persons with bipolar who die by suicide; suicide risks associated with rapid cycling bipolar may be even more abhorrent:

ACTIVE MINDS: SEND SILENCE PACKING

ActiveMinds.org has an exhibit called Send Silence Packing®  which is an outdoor display for college campuses that raises suicide awareness:

SUICIDE: CRISIS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

CollegeDegreeSearch.net (CDS): Crisis on Campus: The Untold Story of Student Suicides:

NEW YORK TIMES: SUICIDE PREVENTION & COLLEGE STUDENTS

NYTimes.com: Preventing Suicide Among College Students by Jane E. Brody, July 2, 2018

PSYCHCENTRAL: SUICIDE & BIPOLAR

Blogs/Psychcentral.com: People with Bipolar Disorder are More Likely to Commit Suicide:

VERYWELL MIND: BIPOLAR & SUICIDE RISK AWARENESS

VeryWellMind.com: Warning Signs to be Aware of in Suicidal Bipolar Patients by Kimberly Read, Updated August 19, 2019:

PSYCHIATRIC TIMES: ATTEMPTS AND COMPLETIONS WITH BIPOLAR

Psychiatric Times published an article entitled Suicide Attempts and Completions in Patients with Bipolar Disorder by Steven C. Dilsaver, MD, May 1, 2007, Volume: 24 Issue 6 which lists suicide risks and protectors:

SUICIDE.ORG: SUICIDE AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

Suicide.org, a suicide prevention, awareness and support organization, has a page entitled Bipolar Disorder and Suicide:

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA: SUICIDE BY THE NUMBERS & PREVENTION

MHA, Mental Health America (MHAnational.org) addresses suicide attempts and suicides by the numbers; warning signs; prevention and other resources:

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP): STATS & FACTS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org): suicide warning signs & risk factors; statistics; and treatment for underlying mental health conditions:

Self - HARM

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA: GET HELP FOR SELF-INJURY

Mental Health America (MHA): Get Crisis Help for self-injury/cutting:

HEALTHY PLACE: SPEAKING OUT ABOUT SELF-HARM

HealthyPlace.com has many article speaking out about various aspects of Self-Harm and has them categorized on the left for easy access to more:

Check Out This Speaking Out Link

. . . more links, include such topics as self-harm disclosure:

Check Out This Disclosure Link

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA & SELF-HARM

Mental Health America (MHA) addresses treatment for self-injury (cutting; self-harm; or self-mutilation):

NAMI: SELF-HARM

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) addresses self-harm and states it may be overcome with treatment:  

MAYO CLINIC: SELF-INJURY TREATMENT & SUPPORT

The Mayo Clinic addresses self-injury/cutting and states the first step in getting help is to tell someone: 

Check Out This Link

Mayo Clinic has a Self-Injury/Cutting section that offers information and support:

Check Out This Link

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA: SELF-INJURY

Mental Health America (MHA) addresses Self-Injury (Cutting, Self-Harm or Self-Mutilation) and provides resources: 

NATIONAL ACTION ALLIANCE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: LIVED EXPERIENCES

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention offers suicide attempt survivors unique lived experience perspective to those at risk so to provide inspiration and hope:

GOOD THERAPY.ORG: NSSI VERSUS ATTEMPT

GoodTherapy.org distinguishes between non-suicidal self-injury, or NSSI, and suicide attempt; and give statistics for the percentage of those with bipolar who engage in NSSI: 

HEALTHY PLACE: SELF-INJURY TREATMENT

HealthyPlace.com has an article entitled Self-Injury Treatment: What are the Treatments for Self-Harm?

after  attempt

SAVE: ATTEMPT - NOW WHAT?

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE): For Suicide Attempt Survivors; After an Attempt; Now What?

SUICIDOLOGY.ORG: ATTEMPT SURVIVORS

Suicidology.org has a page dedicated to suicide survivors with many resources, including what to do after an attempt: 

THEACTIONALLIANCE: SHARED EXPERIENCES

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (TheActionAlliance) offers suicide attempt survivors the opportunity to provide their unique lived experience perspective to those at risk so to provide inspiration and hope.

NAMI: PERSONAL STORIES OF ATTEMPT SURVIVORS

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) publishes blogs and personal stories written by those "who have been there" can be very inspirational:

For example, from a suicide attempt survivor with bipolar:

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SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (SOS)

Survivors of Suicide (SOS): support those trying to survive a suicide loss:

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF)

Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization for families hurting after the death of a child:

SUICIDE AWARENESS VOICES OF EDUCATION (SAVE)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has suicide loss resources:

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY (AAS)

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has resources for survivors of suicide including a handbook:

NATIONAL ACTION ALLIANCE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITIES

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention published a PDF Task Force Guidelines for Postvention services for a community after a loss to suicide:

EVERYDAYHEALTH.COM: LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF SUICIDE

EveryDayHealth.com publication, Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, was created as a companion guide to the book Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort and Community After Unthinkable Loss by Jennifer Ashton, MD (ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent) as set forth in this article entitled Living in the Shadow of Suicide

In Loving Memory of

Alexis Geneva Knox

 

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suicide  PreventION

ACTIVE MINDS: SUICIDE PREVENTION

JED FOUNDATION: WHAT TO LOOK FOR, DO & SAY

The JED Foundation has a page on what to look for, what to do and what to say if you believe someone you know is in suicide crisis:

TRANS LIFELINE: FIGHTING THE TANS SUICIDE EPIDEMIC

Trans Lifeline fights the epidemic of trans suicide and to improve the overall life-outcomes of trans people:

SAMHSA FACT SHEET: SUICIDE KEY FACTS

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a Suicide Fact Sheet to download with an inset box to the right containing Key Facts regarding Suicide:

NATIVE AMERICANS: SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CARE PROGRAM

Indian Health Service has a Suicide Prevention and Care Program for Native Americans: 

SUICIDE PREVENTION: VETERANS’ RESOURCES

Suicide Prevention for Veterans on Make the Connection:

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE (DBSA): SUICIDE TABS

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has Suicide Prevention topic tabs for Feeling Suicidal, Fighting Suicidal Thoughts and more:  

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention saves lives and brings hope. They have community walks called Out of the Darkness.  Their blog is a space where you can read others' stories and open up and share your story.

SUICIDE AWARENESS VOICES OF EDUCATION (SAVE)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE): Suicide prevention is possible:

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH): RAISE YOUR AWARENESS

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will increase your knowledge and understanding of suicide by unpacking data into charts, summaries and statistics:

COLORADO: SECOND WIND FUND

The Colorado Second Wind Fund places children and youth ages 19 and younger who are at risk of suicide with a licensed therapist in their local community.

CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES OF NEVADA

Crisis Support Services of Nevada has its own text line and tabs for Military & Veterans; LGBTQ+; and Youth to get support:  

JASON FOUNDATION: SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE

The Jason Foundation is a suicide prevention initiative that focuses upon awareness and education and offers several programs:

JASON FOUNDATION: SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE

The Jason Foundation is a suicide prevention initiative that focuses upon awareness and education and offers several programs:

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