Very helpful websites for suicide prevention and bereavement
- on July 1, 2010
The top three in our book:
American Association of Suicidology www.suicidology.org
- THE professional organization for people concerned about suicide prevention and bereavement support - researchers, clinicians, people bereaved by suicide, crisis workers, bereavement group facilitators. The website includes recommendations of books, recommendations of videos for teen suicide prevention, current national statistics, and each August a very helpful and informative collection of materials for National Suicide Prevention Week, which always includes World Suicide Prevention Day of September 10. AAS also holds an annual conference each April.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org
- The go-to place for information for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Choose "surviving suicide loss" from the left sidebar to find helpful information, bibliography, and support groups across the country. AFSP is involved with research on a variety of aspects of suicide, so lots of other helpful information, including media recommendations are also on this site. They also sponsor Survivors of Suicide Day on the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, with a national broadcast (one year of which is available on the website year-round.)
Suicide Prevention Resource Center www.sprc.org
- The place to find information and references on all aspects of suicide prevention. The homepage includes a link to the basics of suicide prevention for a wide range of audiences - after you choose your role. The most comprehensive on-line library and the registries for promising and evidence-based practices are also highlights of this site.