Youth Warning Signs Provides information on recognizing warning signs of suicide - targeted towards youth, health care professionals, parents and caregivers and gatekeepers.
Help a Friend in Need - Warning Signs on Social Media Tips on using social media to recognize when a friend may be in need of urgent help, and tips on how to support them.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Resources targeted towards teens who are dealing with suicidal thoughts, supporting friends with suicidal thoughts, or mourning the loss of a friend who died by suicide.
Seize the Awkward Campaign on the importance of talking to friends about mental health and/or suicide. Features tips on how to handle awkward conversations with friends.
Prevention Resources - For Caregivers
Teen Counseling Online Platform TeenCounseling is an online platform where teens from ages 13-19 can get help from a licensed therapist online. TeenCounseling.com makes affordable, discreet, professional counseling available through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Counseling on TeenCounseling,com is based on a flat membership fee that covers both the use of the platform and unlimited counseling for both parent and child. While face-to-face counseling can cost $150 to $250 for a single session (or about $1,000 per month), the cost of counseling through TeenCounseling ranges from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly) and includes messaging, chats, phone, and video sessions.
Identifying and Preventing Suicide in Post-Sexual Assault Care (Youth Suicide Prevention Program) Presentation featuring data on sexual assault, intimate partner violence and depression as risk factors for youth suicide. Meant for anyone in a caregiving position for youth.
Suicide & Social Media - A Tip Sheet for Parents & Providers The American Association of Suicidology teamed up with physicians and subject matter experts to put together this list for anyone to help youth who come in contact with this digital content.
Understanding Child Suicide for Military Parents: A Factsheet This guide from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers military parents information about military youth suicide. This fact sheet includes information about suicide and military youth, how to talk to your child about suicide, warning signs that your child may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and helpful responses by age group, as well as evidence-based treatments for suicidal youth, and how to address your needs as a parent.
Bullying/Cyberbullying Risk Factors
Clinical Report - The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families from the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
Suicide and Bullying an SPRC Issue Brief, 2011
Cyberbullying and Suicide a research summary from the Cyberbullying Research Center, 2010
Better Support Needed for Suicidal People on the Internet a University of Queensland Australia study, 2009
Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth A free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. From the SPRC.
Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth from the SPRC, 2008
Support for Transgender Youth is More Important than Ever from NYACyouth.org
College Guide for LGBTQ Students A comprehensive guide to help LGBTQ students make an informed decision on where to pursue a college degree. Includes expert input on common issues faced by LGBTQ college students and what to look for in an LGBTQ-affirming campus environment.
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American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
American Indian Life Skills Development/Zuni Life Skills Development A school-based suicide prevention curriculum designed to reduce suicide risk and improve protective factors among American Indian adolescents 14 to 19 years old.
Alcohol and suicide among racial/ethnic populations - 17 States, 2005 - 2006
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African American Youth