Suicide Resources

More than 29,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year. It is this country’s 11th leading cause of death, and is often characterized as a response to a single event or set of circumstances. However, unlike these popular conceptions, suicide is a much more involved phenomenon.

The factors that contribute any particular suicide are diverse and complex, so our efforts to understand it must incorporate many approaches. The clinical, neurobiological, legal and psychosocial aspects of suicide are some of the major lines of inquiry into suicide.

In this section, there are many resources for finding information, connecting with others, and getting help.The National Hopeline Network / 1-800-SUICIDE. Click here for more. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s largest patient-directed, illness-specific organization. Click here for more.The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. Click here for more. Out of the Darkness: By walking in AFSP’s “Out of the Darkness” community walks, you will be joining forces with thousands of people nationwide to raise money to fund AFSP’s vital programs to prevent suicide and save lives, support survivors of suicide loss, and increase national awareness about depression and suicide. Click here for moreReminding Loved Ones That Life is Precious: Suicide Prevention Resources: Click herefor moreFor information on manic depressive illness you can go to the National Depressive and Manic-depressive Association website. Click here for more.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is a site about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors. Click here for more.

National Stretegy for Suicide Prevention is a division of the US Department of Health. Click here for more.

The Lifekeeper Foundation was founded to promote suicide awareness, education, and prevention. Click here for more.

The American Association of Suicidology, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Click here for more.

The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is a site devoted to suicide prevention. Click here fore more.

The Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network USA is a national organization that links the energy of those bereaved by suicide with the expertise of leaders in science, business, government and public service to achieve the goal of significantly reducing the national rate of suicide by the year 2010. Click here for more.

Livingwithdepression.org is a unique website that gives you a personal glimpse into depression, and how it affects you and those around you. Click here for more.

Living With Suicide: Shared Experiences and Voices of Loss is a website by PBS. Click here for more.

Suicide Information & Education Center (SIEC) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing information and education on suicide to interested parties and researchers alike. Click here for more.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. Click here for more.

Psycom.net is an excellent group of suicide links and resources. Click here for more.

Metanoia’s mission is to break down the barriers that keep people from getting the help they need. Click here for more

For more information on borderline personality disorder, visit the Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation’s website. Click here for more.

For a list of suicide crisis helplines around the world, click here