988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Phone and Text Lines Went Nationwide - 7/16/22

Editor's note: The implementation of 988 over the first nine months has been difficult for much of rural America. (1) Congress left full funding up to the States, (2) Rural and Remote counties lacked infrastructure: (No ICU Safe beds in the county, limited Behavioral Health practitioners, no Crisis Response team, limited Behavioral Health and often medical health services in county schools); (3) Few if any trained Crisis line counselors except possibly 911 dispatch, and little or no experience with crisis text lines, the method most youth use today during crisis, and lack of knowledge of emojis they often use when describing the level of crisis they are in; and (4) crisis line counselors not understanding appropriate protocol when working with LGBTQ2AI+ youth who haven't come out to their parents or guardians. Please visit to remain better informed. - Editor, Gordon Clay

Safety plan
Adult | Youth
Serious about dieing by suicide? Call 911 or
Go to the emergency room at a local hospital

Having suicidal thoughts? Watch this video..
Download the MY3 App 888-628-9454
What to expect when you call a support line

Want to text?
Active Minds Text
"BRAVE" to 741741
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Text
"TALK " to 741741
Crisis Text Line U.S. Text "SOS" to 741741
Crisis Text Line Canada Text "CONNECT'" to 686868
Crisis Text Line Ireland: Text "HELLO" to 50808
Crisis Text Line UK: Text "SHOUT" to 85258
Crisis Text Line: US  texto con la palabra "AYUDA" to 741741
Crisis Text Line: US For those who are experiencing the trauma of racism text "
Indigenous" to 741741
Native Crisis Text Line text "Native" to 741741
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
Disaster Distress Helpline (Natural or human caused) - Text TalkWithUs to 66746
First Call for Help Text "your zip code" to 898221
Lines for Life Text 4-10pm daily "teen2teen" to 839863
National Alliance on Mental Illness Text "NAMI " to 741741
National Suicide Text Line - Text 988
Spanish Speakers Text "Hablanos" to 66746
Trevor Project (LGBTQ) Text "START" to 678678
Veterans Crisis Line Text 838255
ZeroAttempts.Org Text "SOS" to 741741

Want to talk?
800.273.TALK (8255)
or TDD 800.448.1833
AIDS Crisis Line: 800-221-7044
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 800-222-1222
Bipoc: staffed by Black, Indigenous and People of Color counselors M-F 8:30a-5p. 503-575-3764
Boys Town National Hotline 800-448-3000
California Youth Crisis Line - 800-843-5200
Copline for Law Enforcement 800-267-5463
Curry County Crisis Line - 877-519-9322
Disaster Distress Helpline (Natural or human caused) - 800-985-5990
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
GLBT National Help Center Hotline: 888-843-4564
Youth talkline: 800-246-7743
LGBTQ 866-488-7386
LGBT National Hotline 888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline 800-246-7743
LGBT National Senior Hotline 888-234-7243
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging)
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line:
National Crisis Helpline 800.273.TALK (8255) or TDD 800.448.1833
TTY & Chat 800-799-4889
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 800-233-4357
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 888-628-9454
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Hopeline Network: 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Naional Suicide Phone Line - 988
Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line 1-800-923-4357
Oregon Crisis Lines by County
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 800-230-PLAN (7526)
Self-Harm Hotline: 800-DONT CUT (800-366-8288)
Substance Abuse Helpline - 800.923.4357
Suicide Prevention Wiki
Trans Lifeline - English/Spanish/Family & Friends too - 877-565-8860
Trevor Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 press 1; TTY 800-799-4889 or Chat or Text "SOS" to 838255
Youthline (peer) for Oregon Teens 4-10pm (PST) Daily - 877.968.8491

* Calling 911 and Talking With Police

Other Emergency Numbers
List of Suicide Crisis Lines - Wikipedia

Find a Therapist - U.S.
Find a BOPOC Therapist
Wild Rivers Coast, OR
Search Therapist Directory
Find a mental health provider

Web site referrals:
Attempt Survivors
Ayuda En Espanol
Deaf, Hard of Hearing
Disaster Survivors
Loss Survivfors
Native Americans

For other
Emergency Numbers
International Suicide Hotines
International Suicide Prevention Resource Directory
"Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Finding Hope" (16 page PDF)
Best Emergency Preparedness Supplies


Can texting save lives? - Must see video!

If you are in crisis, text "SOS" to 741741 or call 800.273-TALK (8255). If you are in extreme crisis, call or text 988 while you're looking in the front of your local yellow pages for the number of the local suicide prevention hotline. If you can't get through to either of those, click on Emergency Numbers. Also visit which contains conversations and writings for suicidal persons to read, gay youth suicide at and youth suicide at

Movement for Wellness. Never end the sentence
Promise a good friend that you will not end your life without first talking to them about doing it.

Awkward Silence

Suicide prevention must be transformed by integrating injury prevention and mental health perspectives to develop a mosaic of common risk public health interventions that address the diversity of populations and individuals whose mortality and morbidity contribute to the burdens of suicide and attempted suicide. Emphasizing distal preventive interventions, strategies must focus on people and places—and on related interpersonal factors and social contexts—to alter the life trajectories of people before they become suicidal. Attention also must be paid to those in the middle years—the age with the greatest overall burden. We need scientific and social processes that define priorities and assess their potential for reducing what has been a steadily increasing rate of suicide during the past decade. - American Public Health Association


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Having suicidal thoughts?
Serious about dying by suicide?

Call or text 988
or call 800.273.8255 or TDD 800.448.1833
or go to the emergency room at a local hospital
For Youth Text "SOS" to 741741
Download the MY3 App 888-628-9454

Not impacted but need a stress reduction? Click here.

Online Depression Screening Test

Be a Courageous Oregonian

See our 2019 Finding Hope magazine insert here.

What can you do?

1. Reconnect with someone you’ve lost touch with
2. Start a conversation and help make a difference
Read our tips on how to start a conversation
4. Watch a few of the YouTube videos and get inspired.


The R U OK?  Campaign
This campaign was first developed in Australian in 2009 with the intention of becoming an international program. Ongoing research shows the continuity continues to make the program strong so they haven't changed it since 2009, just added to it with toolkits, flyers, and other programs. I was asked to join on July 5, 2016 and produced and ordered the first R U OK? crisis wallet cards July 21, 2016. As long as I follow their Brand Identity Guidelines I have their blessing to produce banners, posters, flyers, wallet cars, display units, brochures, T-shirts, ball caps, wrist bands, mugs, pens, magnet car panels, even face masks. And I have done them all in the last five years. So, there's no copy infringement involved. Enjoy some of the videos that provides an insight into the powerful, successful campaign.

The Tortoise and the Hare by Fidgety Fairy Tales

How texting saves lives?
Must see video!
Signs - R U OK?
R U OK?'s impact
How to ask a workmate
The power of the conversation - R U OK?
The story of R U OK?
How do I talk to someone
thinking about suicide?
Don't let them face it solo, ask R U OK?
This R U OK Day be a good friend and ask R U OK?
'There's more to say after R U OK
How we've made an impact this year
Trust the signs. Trust your gut.
How a boss and a mate saved a life by caring to ask "R U OK?"
Together it’s OK! (R U OK?)
Our Impact - 2019
Tips for driving cultural change
The power of the conversation

The power of the conversation - R U OK?
Dear James: There's Something
You Should Know
What happened when Justin reconnected with Mike
How a workmate helped peel back the mask
What happened when Jay reconnected with Sam
How to ask a schoolmate R U OK?
A conversation with a colleague changed my life Emilie's story
Why a conversation can help a colleague
Rise up and ask R U OK?
Working in health care.

Showing what to say after R U OK?
Make every day R U OK?Day
Ask the experts
Michelle Lim
Kamal Sarma
Nicholas Procter
Debra Brodowski
Vanessa Lee
Hugh Jackman
Simon Baker
What happened when Frank reconnected with Warwick
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid Perform "1-800-273-8255”
Hollywood Undead - Bullet
How to tell your parents in a positive way that your suicidal.
Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid
Logic Tavis Smiley Interview discussing Anxiety, Depression, and Education
Logic and Alessia Explain the Importance of Their Powerful Hit Song
VMA's/MTV 2017
The 60th GRAMMYs
Talk Saves Lives
It Gets Better. Dr. Joe Kort
to LGBTQ Youth

See: Hip-Hop Track's Suicide Prevention Message Strikes the Right Chord

Seize the Awkward
Learning the Signs
Having the Conversation
Conversation Starters
Tips for Better Conversations
Male Attempters Who Survived
Dennis Rodman
Jonah Barrow

Men's Health
Craig Ferguson on His Recovery and Suicide Attempt

Many more videos

 Disclaimer - Information is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. Any medical decisions should be made in conjunction with your physician or psychiatrist. We will not be liable for any complications, injuries or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with, the use of or reliance upon any information on this web site.

Oregon deaths by manner of death and county of residence final reports for the years
1998 through 2020 can be found in one report
here (23 page PDF) 2021 2022 2023 - Jan-Dec
2024-starting March
Deaths by month by county, Oregon residents

Songs that saved my life

More videos

Be sure to check out the Anti-Stigma Campaign

Suicide can be prevented
Calls to suicide crisis centers doubled since 2014
Compilation of articles, abstracts, and information on suicide as of September 1, 2018
Legislative Action

New Topics
The State of Mental Health in America - 2023 - Oregon Ranks 50th
U.S. Suicides Increased in 2021 After 2 Years of Progress
Healthiest Communities Rankings 2022
US Suicide Rates Are Stagnant or Rising among Many Groups, Despite Overall National Decline - 4/11/22
Oregon suicide rates decline in 2020, but still remain above national average - 3/21/22
Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. AFSP - 2018 -
Hip-Hop Track's Suicide Prevention Message Strikes the Right Chord
Provisional Numbers and Rates of Suicide by Month and Demographic Characteristics: United States, 2020 - NVSS November 2021 (13 page PDF) 
CDC: Suicide Was Leading Cause Of Death For Young Oregonians In 2018 & 2019 - 2/5/20
Finding Hope: A Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program of the Southern Oregon Coast
U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began
Suicide prevention experts: What you say (and don't say) could save a person's life
Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are among women
Suicide rate up 33% in less than 20 years, yet funding lags behind other top killers
After a suicide, here’s what happens to the people left behind
Suicide is one of the nation's top killers. When will we start acting like it?
If you've ever had suicidal thoughts, make a safety plan
Sexual orientation and suicide
Suicide rising across the US

Seize the Awkward video campaign: How to start the conversation
A world FREE from suicide
Oregon Trends - 10/22/20
Are You Feeling Suicidal?
Crisis Text Line 741741
Asking for Help - A complete picture
Covid & Suicide
What is Suicide?

A Historical Perspective on Suicide
Contact Before Suicide
Fighting to understand suicide
Myths & Facts
Words Matter
Suicide is Not Cowardy - AFSP - 8/14/14
Are You Feeling Suicidal? Blog Post
What a sex worker can teach us about human connection and what this has to do with men and suicide 12:10 TedTalk video with Nicole Emma
CDC Issues New Guidance on Identifying, Responding to Suicide Clusters — This is the first update since 1988
Is Suicide Really a Choice?
Is Suicide a Free Choice or a False Choice? - 8/18/14
Risk Factors
Lethal Means
Protective Factors for Suicide
Suicide Stigma Busting
Warning Signs
Revolutionary blood test could detect suicidal thoughts
16 Suicide Warning Signs & Behaviors To Recognize
Experts Release Consensus Derived List of Warning Signs for Youth Suicide
Suicide warning signs: Here's what to look for when someone needs help Warning Signs for Suicide Risk
Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving

Types of suicide:

Assisted | Copycat | Euthanasia | Familicide | Forced | Honor | Internet | Mass | Murder–suicide | Passive i Prisoner | Pact | Suicide by Cop | Suicide attack

Duration of Suicidal Crisis

The 3-Day Rule and Suicide



How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health
Suicide Assessment Is 'Damn Hard Writing'
If Someone Tells You They’re Thinking About Suicide
Reaching Out for Help
How to Talk to a Suicide Loss Survivor

Suicide - Prevention

De-Escalation Tips - CPI's Top 10 (4 page PDF)
The ER
Best Practices
Suicide Prevention Trainings
Everyone - Develop a Safety Plan before you need it. You never know.
Guide to evidence-based prevention (5 page PDF) 
Suicide and the Importance of Means of Safety in Preventing Suicide Deaths
Suicide note themes and suicide prevention
Songs about Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Powerful Suicide Prevention Quotes
10 Powerful Suicide Prevention Quotes & Sayings
10 Suicidal Quotes And Sayings With Interpretations
Oregon Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan Annual Report 2019
Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices (62 page PDF)
Drug and Alcohol Overdose & Suicide
Suicide Prevention Logos

Suicide - Postvention

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, Second Edition 2018 (69 page PDF)
A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide
Best practices in postvention
Comprehensive Appraoch to Suicide Prevention
Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on ollege Campuses Toolkit (28 page PDF) 
Postvention as Prevention
Postvention - Wikipedia
Provide for Immediate and Long-Term Postvention - SPRC
Resources for Suicide Postvention Planning
Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines Suicide Risk Highest Right After Depression Hospitalization Discharge 2/14/24
What is Postvention?

Celebrity's lead to uptick in suicide prevention hotline calls

With suicide rates on rise, can therapy apps like Talkspace, BetterHelp help?
Anthony Bourdain's death highlights rising suicide rate among middle-aged adults
Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade’s death ignites concern about rising suicide rate
'We're so extremely busy:' More calling suicide prevention hotlines since celebrity deaths
Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services Struggle with Demand after Celebrity Suicides
Deconstructing the CDC Report on Suicide
Celebrity Suicides to Date


If You are Thinking about Suicide, Read This First
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Talking about Suicide
How Are Self-Injury and Suicide Related?
SOLOS: Spouse-Partner Loss Group
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Use Counselors
Preventing Patient Suicide: Clinical Assessment and Management
Suicide as Psychache
Treating Suicidal Behavior: An Effective, Time-Limited Approach
Why People Die by Suicide
Helplines Best Practices
Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Individual
Differences between People Who Think About and Attempt Suicide - 5/8/20
Suicide Prevention Expert Jerry Reed on What Everyone Can Do to Reduce Suicide - Podcast
Parkinson's Disease Linked to Suicide Risk in Taiwan

Suicides - 1990-2023

Suicide in the United States (2016)
17 Suicides a Day
What Are Suicide Rates in the U.S.?
Deaths of Dispair: America's rising suicide rate, The Economist June 15, 2018
U.S. suicide rates on the rise
Suicide Rate Has Increased 24 Percent from 1999 to 2014 in the U.S., Says CDC
Suicide Rate is Up 1.8 Percent According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2016)
Update: Deaths by Suicide per 100K by Age
Deaths by Suicide and Self-inflicted Injury per 100K age 15-24, 1991-93
Nocturnal Sleep Disturbances: Risk Factors for Suicide
Risk Factors for Suicide
Surviving After Suicide
Suicide and Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence
Traumatic Brain Injury
Data Debunk Myth of "Holiday Suicides"
What are the suicide rates in the U.S.?
Former NFL QB shoots himself in apparent suicide attempt
Reporting on Suicide

Suicides in Oregon

Oregon ranks worst for mental illness (40 page PDF) MIH - 2023
State of Mental Health in America - 2011-2023 - Oregon - MIH

Oregon's mental health approach 'as crazy as my son' - 2023
Why Oregon is the worst-ranked state for youth mental health - PBS NewsHour- 1/29/23
Why so few Oregon mental health patients are forced to get treatment - 2022
The gaps in Oregon's mental health system that are leaving many to struggle on their own - 2022
Oregon ranks worst for mental illness - 2017 - MIH
Suicides in Oregon: Trends and Risk Factors - 2012 Report
Why Oregon's suicide rate is among highest in the country
State finds rise in youth suicides
Oregon finds rise in youth suicides: Comprehensive training in all high schools recommended
Some key findings about Oregon suicides
Suicide Stats 1990-2023: U.S., Oregon and Curry County


Shame, Stigma and Suicidality
People are afraid to talk about mental health at work, but here's how to do it.
11 Very Good Reasons To Go To Therapy - Because there’s nothing wrong with seeking help
How Washington State is Coping with QB Tyler Hilinski suicide
Anti-Stigma Campaign
Secrets No More - We would like you to check this out and participate if you can.
How to Avoid Perpetuating Stigma In the Wake of Suicide

African Americans (2018 on 2016 data)
Caucasian (2016)

Children and Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation and the Emergency Department - 1/16/24

College Students

It's Real: College Students and Mental Health - Trailer 1:54
College Students and Suicide
Why Is Suicide So Common Among College Students?
Mental health problems rising among college students
Young Adults and Mental Health: A Guide for Parents
Social Media, Suicidal Thoughts and an Identity Crisis Among Young Adults - 9/29/23


The Four D's of Suicide Risk in Older Adults Video 3:19
Why white, older men are more likely to die of suicide
Suicide risk for seniors moving into residential homes

Hispanics (2012)

A Rational Suicide
Suicide and Immigrants: The Fight to Overcome Cultural Barriers


Sexual orientation and suicide
Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Wake of Suicide
Talking about Suicide & LGBT Populations - English Spanish 4 page PDF
LGB Youth and Suicide
Suicide - MOGII


Why are men more likely than women to take their own lives?
More than Mental Health: Reaching Men at Risk for Suicide
Man Therapy
The gender paradox in suicide
Sex differences in impulsivity: A meta-analysis
Gender and Suicide Method: Do Women Avoid Facial Disfiguration?
Divorce Doubles Suicide Risk in Men
Differences in Suicide Among Men and Women
Suicide in Men over 50: An Epidemic
Serious Intent


A Story Concerning Teen Suicide - Free
Bill Allows Oregon Students To Take 'Mental Health Days' | NBC Nightly News
Children and Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation and the Emergency Department - 1/16/24
Common Signs of Teen Suicide
Crisis Trends Through 3/31/17
Helping children & youth who are feeling suicidal (9 page PDF)
How to talk to children about suicide: An age-by-age guide
It's Teen Health Week. Why I care and why you should too - USA Today
Safety Plan for youth having thoughts of suicide
Youth Safety Plan

State of Mental Health in Oregon - 2023


Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
Suicide and prostitution among street youoth: A qualitative analysis
Suicide and Suicide Risk in Adolescents - AAP - January, 2024
Suicide and Youth (2018 on 2016 data)
Suicide Prevention, Children Ages 10 to 19 Years
Talk with your teen about suicide
Teen Suicide-1, Teen Suicide-2, Teen Depression
Teen suicide is contagious, and the problem may be worse than we thought
Teen Suicides: What are the warning signs? Video 2:10
10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults 1:48
10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide
The Relationshiop Between Bullying and Suiccide: hat wee know and what it means for schools - (10 page PDF) - CDC
The suicide rate for teen girls is the highest it’s been in 40 years — Is social media to blame?
What’s killing America’s teens? Inside CDC’s new mortality report
When someone you know is suicidal
Youth Suicide


American Indian and Alaska Natives (2011)


Alarming VA Report Totals Decade of Veteran Suicides
Study: Married veterans face greater risk of suicide
VA and PsychArmor Institute Offer Free Online and Suicide Prevention Training - 25 Minute Video (Three scenarios at 16:49)
The parking lot suicides: They take their lives at the doorstep of the VA
Project 22
VA reveals its veteran suicide statistic included active-duty troops Full Report (48 page PDF)

Young Adults

Social Media, Suicidal Thoughts and an Identity Crisis Among Young Adults - 9/29/23

Alcohol & Suicide Facts

Are Alcohol and Suicide Linked?
Alcoholism and Suicide Risk
Alcohol Addiction Impacts Teen Suicide:The Relationship Between Alcohol & Suicide
Does alcohol and other drug abuse increase the risk for suicide?
Alcohol Abuse And Suicide – Risk Factors, Dangers, And Prevention
Suicides due to alcohol and/or drug overdose; a data brief from the National Violent Death Reporting System - CDC
Suicidal Behavior and Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Dependence and Suicide
Alcoholics' Suicide Risk Increases With Age
Early provisional estimates of drug overdose, suicide, and transportation-related deaths: nowcasting methods to account for reporting lags - CDC, (21 page PDF) 2/26/2021
Drug-Related suicide attempts by middle aged adults likely to involve alcohol combined with drugs
Alcohol And Suicide
Almost One-Fourth of Suicide Victims Are Legally Intoxicated When They Die
How Alcohol and Suicide are connected – A Fact Sheet (Canada) - 3/31/22
What Is the Connection Between Alcohol and Suicide? - 6/3/22
Alcohol and Suicide - Samaritans - 2023 - England
Multiple Risk Factors Predict Suicide in Alcoholism

Suicide & Bereaved Parents

Bereavement after Suicide
Comprehending Childhood Bereavement by Parental Suicide: A Critical Review of Research on Outcomes, Grief Processes, and Interventions
Bereavement from Suicide as Compared to other Forms of Bereavement
Parental Bereavement After Suicide and Accident: A Comparative Study
Midlife suicide risk, partner’s psychiatric illness, spouse and child bereavement by suicide or other modes of death: a gender specific study
Suicide exposures and bereavement among American adults
Suicide Shatters
Grief After Suicide
Stories of Hope and Recovery
SOS: A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide (36 page PDF)
Lists of Support Groups for Suicide Loss Survivors
Survivor Outreach Program
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt
What Happens Now? Exploring Life After a Suicide Attempt or Suicidal Thinking
Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
Information and Support After a Suicide Attempt (23 page PDF)
After a Suicide: A toolkit for schools (49 page PDF)
After an Attempt: The emotional impact of a suicide attempt on families (22 page PDF)

Suicide & Bullying - Large file of topics

The Relationshiop Between Bullying and Suicide: hat wee know and what it means for schools - (10 page PDF) - CDC
We Can’t Lose Another Child to Suicide
How Strong Is the Link Between Bullying and Suicide, Really?
How to Spot Suicide Warning Signs in a Bullied Friend
Bullying Statistics: Anti-Bullying Help, Facts, and More
Bullying and Suicide - Psychiatric Times
Bullying and suicide. A review (22 page PDF)
Bullying And Suicide: The Dangerous Mistake We Make
Bullying and Suicide: A Public Health Approach
Bullying and Suicide: What's the Connection?
Bullying and teen suicide: A collection of academic research
Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Suicide Statistics
6 Teenagers Are Charged After Classmate’s Suicide
List of suicides which have been attributed to bullying
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools (10 page pdf file from the CDC)
Anti-Bullying Laws and Suicidal Behaviors among Teenagers - National Bureau of Economic Research - 2/20
Scholarly articles for bullying and suicide
Bully Index
Media Guidelines: What to Avoid

Suicide & Domestic Violence

Men, suicide, and family and interpersonal violence: A mixed methods exploratory study - Australia
Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence | National Sexual Violence Resource Center
How We Talk About Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Abuse
Suicidality and Domestic Violence: Six Things Domestic Violence Providers Need to Know
New study explores intimate partner violence as precursor to suicide - 041122
More information

Suicide & Guns

Lethal Means
Statement for the American Association of Suicidology Regarding the Role of Firearms in Suicide and the Importance of Means of Safety in Preventing Suicide Deaths
Reduce Access to Means of Suicide
One patient at a time, this Wash U program works to reduce gun suicides
Why Aren't We Talking About Suicide When We Talk About Gun Violence?
Suicide, Guns, and Public Health

Suicide & Houselessness

Suicide and Homelessness: Data Trends in Suicide and Mental Health Among Homeless Populations Fact Sheet - 5/18
Homeless Teens Are 3 Times More Likely To Attempt Suicide, Be Hurt By Partners
These Teens Are At Higher Risk For Suicide Than Their Peers
An Observational Study of Suicide Death in Homeless and Precariously Housed People in Toronto
Suicide and homelessness
Suicide among the homeless: a 9-year case-series analysis
The association between homelessness and suicidal ideation and behaviors: results of a cross-sectional survey
Suicide Ideation and Attempt Among a Sample of Previously Homeless Individuals - 2011 A 139 page PDF
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and WWhat It Means for Schools - 10 page PDF

Suicide & Occupation

Suicide Rates by Industry and Occupation - SPRC - 5/1/20
Suicide Rates by Profession
Top 11 Professions with Highest Suicide Rates
Suicide Rates: High Skill vs. Low Skill Jobs
Factors that may increase suicide rates in occupational settings
National Occupational Mortality Surveillance
Occupational suicide rates for white women, black men, black women
France: Suicide by Occupation (2010)
Work-Related Perceptions and Suicide
The Deadliest Jobs: Fatal Injuries And Suicides
As Per CDC, Highly Cited Stats On Suicide Rates May Be In Error
New Survey Reveals Which Profession Has The Highest Rate Of Suicide
Suicide Rates by Industry and Occupation — National Violent Death Reporting System, 32 States, 2016 - CDC 

Suicide & Opioids

Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides
Connecting the dots: How the opioid epidemic affects suicide in teens and children
Suicides and overdoses have skyrocketed among middle-aged white Americans
Suicide as a hidden contributor to the opioid crisis and the role that primary care and emergency medicine play in addressing it
The Controversial Link Between Antidepressants and Suicidality Risks in Adults: Data From a Naturalistic Study on a Large Sample of In-Patients With a Major Depressive Episode
Agitated "unipolar" depression re-conceptualized as a depressive mixed state: implications for the antidepressant-suicide controversy
Risk of suicidality in clinical trials of antidepressants in adults: analysis of proprietary data submitted to US Food and Drug Administration
Does the FDA proposed list of possible correlates of suicidality associated with antidepressants apply to an adult private practice population?
Clinical response and risk for reported suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in pediatric antidepressant treatment: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Suicidality and risk of suicide--definition, drug safety concerns, and a necessary target for drug development: a consensus statement
Polymorphism A118G of opioid receptor mu 1 (OPRM1) is associated with emergence of suicidal ideation at antidepressant onset in a large naturalistic cohort of depressedoutpatients
Suicidal Ideation and Suicidal Behavior as Rare Adverse Events of Antidepressant Medication: Current Report from the AMSP Multicenter Drug Safety Surveillance Project
Major Depression and the Degree of Suicidality: Results of the European Group for the Study of Resistant Depression (GSRD

Suicide & Police

Super Confidential Crisis Line for members to Law Enforcement 800-267-5463
988 - What you should know BEFORE calling, chatting or texting 988 - 8/14/22
Suicide by Cop
Vermont Sucide Postvention Protocols for Law Enforcement Professionals (7 page)
Police intervention and the suicidal subject: Suicide facts and fictions
Officers trained to deal with mental illness in short supply
Oregon police still struggling to track mental health crisis calls
Police use of force, CEWs, and the mentally ill
CEWs and non-violent resisters: A court weighs “excessive force”
Baltimore police issue new use of force guidelines
How should mental health issues be handled by police?
15 use-of-force cases every cop needs to know
'Suicide by c
op' prevented by Calif. police, behavioral health team
A new emphasis on mental health for cops, other officers
'Silence can be deadly': 46 officers were fatally shot last year. More than triple that — 140 — committed suicide.
Cops don't usually talk about 'horrible things.' Mental health professionals help them cope with trauma

Suicide & Poverty

Higher Poverty Tied to Increased Youth Suicide Risk
Poverty associated with suicide risk in children and adolescents
Suicide Rates in Children, Teens Increase With Poverty
Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk
Economic status may be a warning sign for youth suicide
Youth Suicides, County-Level Poverty Go Hand in Hand
Suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Association between Food Insecurity and Suicide Risk
Poverty may have a greater effect on suicide rates than do unemployment or foreclosures
Poverty and suicide research in low- and middle-income countries: systematic mapping of literature published in English and a proposed research agenda

Suicide & Religion

Faith, Hope, & Life
Suicide in Religion
Suicide and the Bible
LGBTQ/Mormon Suicides

Suicide & Self-Injury

Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm - USA Today
Self-harm and Suicide
Self-harm and Suicide (12 page PDF)
Relations between Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescence
The Difference Between Self-Harm and Attempted Suicide
Suicide and Self-Harm
How Are Self-Injury and Suicide Related?
Does Cutting Mean That Someone Is Suicidal?
Does someone who cuts herself want to die?
Relations between Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescence: A Systematic Review (15 page PDF)
Correlates of Cutting Behavior among Sexual Minority Youths and Young Adults (14 page PDF)

Suicide & Shame

 The role of shame in suicide - APA PsycInfo
Shame and Suicide: A case study
Shame, Guilt and Suicide
Suicide: A dying shame
Shame: The Unbearable Legacy of Suicide
The Shame of Suicide - 9/23/19
Self-Compassion and Suicide Risk in Veterans: Serial Effects of Shame, Guilt, and PTSDShame
The Unbearable Legacy of Suicide
An examination of the relationship between shame, guilt and self-harm: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Shame, guilt, and suicidal thoughts: The interaction matters
Suicide & Men in Their 30s, 40s, and 50s
The relations between childhood maltratment, shame, guilt, depression, and soicidal ideation in inpatient adolescents
Why do people die by suicide? Mental illness isn’t the only cause – social factors like loneliness, financial ruin and shame can be triggers - 5/28/20
18 Causes of Suicide and Tips to Cope - 9/22/22
Overcoming the Shame of a Teenage Suicidal Attempt
Marital breakdown, shame, and suicidality in men: a direct link?
No Shame – Sharing Hearts and Minds to Prevent Suicide - 5/26/23
After child's suicide, parents can be engulfed in self-blame - 7/15/23
Differences in Guilt, Shame, Self-Anger, and Suicide - 2023
When Shame Becomes Deadly: The Relationship between Suicidality and Shame; a Personal Perspective - 11/2/23
No Shame - Sharing Hearts and Minds to Prevent Suicide - 5/26/23
Breaking the Stigma of Men's Mental Health - 6/2/23
Men and Suicide – What are we going to do about it? - 7/9/23
Healing the 'Invisible Ache' behind the suicide crisis among Black men and boys. NPR ..11/15/23

Suicide & Therapy

Are You Thinking of Killing Yourself?
Is It Time to Confront Your Demons?
Therapy Prevents Repeat Suicide Attempts
How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist
Find instant support & online therapy
Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients (CT-SP)
For Therapists Who Want – or Need – to Improve Their Suicide Prevention Skills
“Woefully Inadequate”: Suicide Prevention Training in Graduate Schools
Training in Graduate Schools
Working with Suicidal Clients: 6 Things You Should Know
The Complexities Behind the Act of Suicide
How to Find a Therapist Who Does Not Panic about Suicide
Pets & Suicide
24% Of Women With ADHD Have Attempted Suicide, Study Finds
The Use of No-Suicide Contracts vs a Safety Plan

Adult Safety Plan
Veterans Safety Plan
Youth Safety Plan

Suicide & Transgenderism

California Will Now Recognize Nonbinary Identities on Death Certificates - 7/13/21
Suicide Thoughts and Attempts Among Transgender Adults
Why do Transgender People Die by Suicide?
New Study Reveals Shocking Rates of Attempted Suicide Among Trans Adolescents - 9/12/21
New Study Reveals Shocking Rates of Attempted Suicide Among Trans Adolescents
Trends in suicide death risk in transgender people: results from the Amsterdam Cohort of Gender Dysphoria study (1972–2017) (Abridged)
Transgender people and suicide
The suicide rate for transgender people is nearly 10 times the national rate. A center is changing that
Attempted Suicide Rate for Multiracial Transgender People Thirty-Three Times Higher than General Population
Studies: Suicide attempts high among transgender teens, increasing among black teens - 10/14/19
Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women
Suicide Thoughts and Attempts Among Transgender Adults: Findings from the 2015 U.S. (36 page PDF) September, 2019
Suicide Thoughts and Attempts Among Transgender Adults: Findings from the 2015 U.S. (36 page PDF) September, 2019
Trans Key Stats

Related Conditions

Early anxiety leads to later psychiatric disorder. Childhood anxiety predicts later: Panic attacks, Depression, Separation anxiety disorder, Conduct disorder, Social phobia, Suicidality (19 page PDF here )

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Depression and Suicide

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Eating Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Suicide

Best practices for covering suicide

Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention
Does the Way Media Reports on Suicide Impact Rates of Suicide?

Bridge Jumping

The Jumper Squad
Contemplating Suicide? What I’d Say to a Jumper
Bridges Barriers and Jumping Suicide

Emergency Departments

How Emergency Departments Can Help Prevent Suicide among At-Risk Patients: Five Brief Interventions
What Psychiatrists Need to Know: Patients in the Emergency Department
Identifying Variability in Patient Characteristics and Prevalence of Emergency Department Utilization for Mental Health Diagnoses in Rural and Urban Communities
Inpatient Care Best For Suicidal Addicts
Why Doctors Must Solve the Suicide Problem
Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals
Emergency Department Visits Related to Suicidal Ideation, 2006–2013 (22 page PDF)
Three-digit national suicide hotline moves a step closer - Signed into law August 14, 2018
Like a busy emergency room': Calls to suicide crisis centers have doubled since 2014
What to expect when you call/chat/text a crisis line

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Language about Suicide

Language About Suicide
Language about Suicide (Part 1): The Power of Words
Language about Suicide (Part 2): Who are Suicide Survivors?
Why mental health advocates use the words 'died by suicide'
Please Stop Saying 'Committed' Suicide
Are You Thinking of Killing Yourself?
What is a Suicide Gesture?
Language Matters: Committed Suicide vs Completed Suicide vs. Died by Suicide
Mind Your Language
Safe Communication About Suicide in the Digital Age

Semicolon Tattoos

The Semicolon Tattoo Project Facebook
Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo?
Global Semicolon Tattoo Trend Is A Sign Of Strength Among Faithful Individuals Dealing With Mental Health Problems
Here's the Beautiful Reason People Are Getting Tattoos of Semicolons
Here’s The Heartwarming Reason People Are Getting Semicolon Tattoos
Semicolon Tattoos and other stories
Tattoos (78 categories)
Semicolon Campaign
Where to purchase quantities of the Semicolon Button


Bridges Barriers and Jumping Suicide
Poisoning (Carbon Monoxide, Pesticide, and Medications)
Case Fatality Rations by Method of Self-Harm
Firearm Availability and Suicide Prevalence – Literature Reviews
Firearm Availability and Suicide Prevalence – U.S. Case Control Studies
Firearm Availability and Suicide Prevalence – Ecologic Studies
Firearm Availability and Suicide Trends over Time
Impulsivity and Planning
Intent, Lethality, and Method Choice in Suicide Attempts
Law Enforcement Policies regarding Firearm Storage
Lethal Means Counseling – Need for, Evaluation of
Long Term Survival after Nonfatal Suicide Attempt
Means Restriction Overview Papers
Other Lethal Means Reduction Studies
Rural-Urban Difference in Depression and Suicidality
Safe Storage of Firearms
Youth Access to Firearms

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Testifying and Legislation
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Are you a Courageous Volunteer


Youth Suicide Prevention

Never Alone
Life After Suicide BBC Documentary 2014
Suicide Room
Never Alone - BarlowGirl
Never Alone - Lady Antebellum
Breaking the silence about suicide in Oregon
Oregon Suicide: Breaking the Silence in Oregon - Part 1
Part 2 - Teens and Suicide
YouthLine serves as critical resource for teens in need
Addressing Oregon's suicide crisis
The 6 Must Know Signs of Depression!
Why Am I Depressed? - The Shocking Truth Behind Your Depression
Depression Symptoms: 11 Secret Signs You're Depressed
On living with depression and suicidal feelings
How To Deal With Depression - Tactics That Work Immediately
Depression and Suicide - Pictures and facts
Depression and Suicide Awarness - I'm Not Alright
Down-A documentary on depression, self harm and suicide
Male Loneliness
How Do You Get That Lonely - Blaine Larsen
Toxic Masculinity In Boys Is Fueling An Epidemic Of Loneliness - 1/18/18
The Loneliness Epidemic - 4/23/19
Men Read Other Men's Deepest Secrets 3/15/19
I'm 25 Years Old And I Have No Friends - 5/8/21
I'm 31 And Have No Friends - 4/14/21
You are a 25 Year Old Loner
Does Anyone Care About Male Loneliness? - Max Dickins
Default life for men is likely alone. It's better to adjust to that sooner rather than later.
The Male Loneliness Epidemic
Stop Victim Blaming Men
The Male Loneliness Epidemic
“Men Deserve To Be Lonely!” Responding To Backlash Over ‘The Male Loneliness Epidemic’

Get Involved and help us achieve Zero Attempts
Dedicated To All Who Have Committed Suicide
Are you suicidal?
Suicide Effects Everyone Not Just U - PSA
The Journey - A Documentary Produced by AFSP
Why we need to talk about suicide
Suicidal Individuals: Evaluation, Therapies, and Ethics Part 1
The Warning Signs of Suicide
A Truthful Look at Suicidal Impulses
1:21:40 Part 1
Stopping Suicide With Story
Superman by Jimmy Charles
Suicide Research, Myths & Trends
A Truthful Look at Suicidal Impulses
14 Ways To Tell If Someone is Suicidal
Teen Suicides:
What Are the Warning Signs?
Why do people die by suicide?
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge (Documentary)
The bridge between
suicide and life
40 People Who Have Jumped
From The Golden Gate Bridge
I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge
What Happens In The Afterlife To People Who Die by Suicide?
A Soul's Journey
Christians + SUICIDE = Heaven?
What happens in the afterlife for people who have committed suicide?
Suicide Prevention
"I'm Fine" - Learning To Live With Depression
Suicide Prevention
Teen Suicide Prevention
Suicide: How my failed attempts became my biggest success | Shraddha Shankar | TEDxUIUC
2011 Suicide Prevention Conference: "Myths about Suicide"
Reach Out - Preventing Teen Suicide
Essential Knowledge about Suicide Prevention
Understanding and Preventing Suicide
Suicide and Me (Suicide Awareness, Prevention, Self Harm, Survivor)
"Why" - Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Hope
Siri Prevents Suicide?
Basic Methods for Assessing
Suicide Risk
"My Son's Suicide Note Will Change Your Life Today"
What I learned from
my husband's suicide
49ers Solomon Thomas
plays for his sister
Levels of Suicidal Ideation
5 Things To Know About Passive Suicidal Ideation
Therapist Reacts RAW to Listening to Strangers’ Real Voicemails About Suicide
Therapist Reacts To Texts From People Who Have Passed Away
Therapist Reacts RAW to Therapy from a Kid's Perspective
Suicide in older Australian men
Why Do Elderly Men Have the Highest Rate of Suicide?

Wyoming's effort to curb its skyrocketing suicide rate

What's killing America's white men?
We need to talk about male suicide
How Do You Stop Men Taking Their Own Lives?
Suffering in Silence:
The Emotional Abuse of Men
Why Men Choose Suicide | It's Time To Talk About Male Suicide - 2016
Tackling male suicide - 2016
Dare To Change The Stigma Around Male Mental Health
The Cruelest 40 seconds: The Growing Suicide Epidemic
The cultural taboos of suicide and mental illness
Why men and boys are struggling
This Is Why
78% Of Suicides Are Men
Scholar identifies alarming trends among US men - CNN

Campaign against living miserably
Suicidal Doesn't
Always Look Suicidal

Suicidal Intent
Suicide gestures
Serious Attempt
Serious Intent
5 Things To Know About Passive Suicidal Ideation

Passive Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health & Wellbeing in Farming - "That's not our way"
Farmer Mental Health
and Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness & Prevention in the Farming Community
The Farmer Mental Health Crisis: Understanding A Vulnerable Population
Farmer Suicide Awareness
Mental wellbeing in farming: suicide awareness
Mental Health & Wellbeing in Farming
Farmer's Voice | Mental Health
Farming and Better Mental Health (short film)
2021 Farm Stress Series: Suicide in Agriculture
Stress, depression and getting farmers to talk about it
Mental Health in Rural America
Farm Stress: You Are Not Alone
Good Roots: A Farmer's Friend - A story of Farmer Mental Health

Crisis Text Line - 741741
TED Talks - Crisis Next Line - Must See
My Experience Working for the Crisis Text Line
Songs that saved my life
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
How Do You Get That Lonely - Blaine Larsen
The Call - Matt Kennon
Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss
Alyssa Lies
Jason Michael Carroll's
Drink A Beer - Luke Bryan
Moments (homeless/bridge)
Emerson Drive
One Day You Will
Lady Antebellum
"How To Save a Life" by The Fray
"Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
"You're Only Human (Second Wind)" by Billy Joel
Stay Alive" by Smile Empty Soul
"The Last Night" by Skillet
"One Last Breath" by Creed
"That Year" by Brandi Carlisle
"Never Too Late" by Three Days Grace
"Jumper" by Third Eye Blind
"Hold On" by Wilson Philips
"By the Grace of God" by Katy Perry
"Lullaby" by Nickelback
"Hey Stoopid" by Alice Cooper
"Save Me" by Shinedown
Rascal Flatts "Why" - Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Hope
Too close to touch
Let It Be
Transatlanticism by The Maine
Your grauation
Semi-Charmed Life
People who died
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Such Great Heights
Broom People
Neck Deep - Torn

With Confidence - Drops Of Jupiter

State Champs - Real World
Shake It Out
Shape of my Heart
Losing my religion

More: All 64 Songs About Suicide and Suicide Prevention | The 50 Best Country Songs About Suicide
Yellow ribbbon introduction
Yellow Ribbon KY - Saosin
You're Not Alone
You're Not Alone - Saosin - Crisis Core

CDC Podcasts
Preventing Suicide in Young People
Toxicology Testing and Results for Suicide Victims
Alcohol and Risk of Suicide
Coping with Traumatic Events
Coping With Depression and Thoughts of Suicide After a Disaster
Traumatic Events and Suicide

What's ironic about this BBC story about Montana is no support was given for boys or sons. I think the camp had boys in it, but they were ignore and they are going to be the ones being toughened up without using the situation to teach them differently. It's just growing another generation of Big Boys Who Don't Cry. Just remember, "Boys will be who we teach them to be." When will you change the teachings?


National Geographic Documentary 2015
Suicide And Suicidal Thoughts BBC Documentary Assisted Suicide 2015
Editor's warning: Part of this documentary shows how religious people try to interfere with a dying person's desire to end their suffering. They seem to be more interested in keeping someone suffering, especially when the medical community can't remove the pain and suffering. And, while the medical community has an ethics clause, is it really ethical to extend someone's suffering. We are only providing this video to show what the religious culture and it's religious laws often do to force people to live in pain. No wonder so many men end their lives with a gun, especially vets. Because they aren't allowed to exit this life. It's a sick level of a Christian Supremacists religious morality and the laws that those people who have taken over our laws to follow their religious teachings. It's a clear case of a coordination of religion and government.

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