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The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24.
www.thetrevorproject.org


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
A free 24-hour hotline available if you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Press 1 for a dedicated line for veterans and their families.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training and resources to assist organizations to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
www.sprc.org/


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The AFSP has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives — each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. The AFSP invests in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And they are expanding their assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.
www.afsp.org


National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action
This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services document provides goals and objectives for a blueprint for the nation to take action to prevent suicide.
www.store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA01-3517


American Association of Suicidologoy (AAS)
AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. Fact sheets, webinars, certification programs, current research, and many other resources are available through AAS.
www.suicidology.org/home


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Suicide Prevention
The CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health by working with partners throughout the nation and the world.
www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/index.html


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.
www.samhsa.gov

**SAMHSA has recently released Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools. This toolkit represents the best available evidence and expert opinion on preventing suicide among high school students. It provides schools with recommended steps and accompanying tools to guide them in creating and implementing strategies and programs that prevent teen suicide and promote behavioral health among their students.