TOPIC: Suicide Prevention
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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Also can be accessed by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is a toll-free suicide prevention hotline that provides free and confidential crisis counseling to anyone in need 24/7.
- A Measure of Adolescent Potential for Suicide (MAPS): Development and Preliminary Findings
The Columbia Suicide Screen: Validity and Reliability of a Screen for Youth Suicide and Depression
Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Development of a Brief
Feasibility of Screening Adolescents for Suicide Risk in "Real-World" High School Settings
Preventing youth suicide in rural America (2008) Suicide Prevention Resource Center and State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association
SAMHSA, Ad Council, and Inspire USA Foundation launch National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens
School Screening Programs (CDC)
Screening for Mental Health: Depression
Screening for Suicide Risk: Recommendation and Rationale
Depression and Danger Signs for Suicide
Other (including Research Findings)
Childhood Abuse, Household Dysfunction, and the Risk of Attempted Suicide Throughout the Life Span: Findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Cyberbullying and suicide: a research summary.- A Cyberbullying Research Center Report, 2010
Emergency Department Visits For Drug-Related Suicide Attempts By Adolescents: 2008- A SAMHSA Report
Facilitating a suicide survivors support group
Free Online Workshop from the National Center for Suicide Prevention
General Suicide Education (CDC)
Guide to Engaging the Media in Suicide Prevention- An SPRC publication, 2008
Suicide Contagious? A Study of the Relation between Exposure to the Suicidal
Behavior of Others and Nearly Lethal Suicide Attempts (PDF Document, 71K)
Major Depressive Episode and Treatment Among Adolescents: 2009- A SAMHSA Report
Media Contagion and Suicide among the Young
National Center for Suicide Prevention Training
National Council for Suicide Prevention
Pediatric suicide-related presentations: A systematic review of mental health care in the emergency department
Variations in School-Associated Violent Deaths (PDF Document, 131K)
Recommendations for reporting on suicide: A Guide for Media, 2011
Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media
Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide
School Gatekeeper Training (CDC)
SOS-Handbook for Survivors of Suicide
Suicidal People on the Internet: A University of Queensland (Australia) Study, 2009
Suicide and Bullying: An SPRC Issue Brief, 2011
"Suicide" query prompts Google to offer hotline: A New York Times article, 2010
Suicidality and Help-seeking Behaviors in American Indian Youth
Suicide survivor resources
Suicide Contagion and the Reporting of Suicide (Center for Disease Control)
Survivors of suicide fact sheet
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBBS)
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Relevant Publications That Can Be Obtained Throughout Libraries
Developing a comprehensive school suicide prevention program.
(2001). K.A. King. Journal of School Health, 71, 132-137.
- International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice. O'Connor, R.C., Platt, S., & Gordon, J. (2011). Wiley.
- School-based suicide prevention program. (2008). Deborah Kimokeo.
School Bullying and Suicidal Risk in Korean Middle School Students. Young Shin Kim, Yun-Joo Koh and Bennett Leventhal. (2005). Pediatrics, 115, 357-363
- Suicide prevention in the schools: Guidelines for middle and high school settings. (2008). David Capuzzi. American Counseling Association.
- Who gets care? Mental health service use following a school-based suicide prevention program. By Kataoka S, Stein BD, Nadeem E, et al. (2007). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(10):1341-1348.
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