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When a person is in crisis, family members may have many questions. This packet is designed to provide some answers. While no one can guarantee someone else's safety, this information may help you feel more confident and better prepared to give the care and attention your loved one needs through this challenging time.
This packet has been designed for the family member of a person 15-24 years of age who is experiencing a difficult time in his/her life. If your loved one is a different age, you will likely still find this information helpful.
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- Building a Community-Based Suicide Crisis Response Team
Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to highlight the objectives, activities, trainings, etc. required to build a community-based suicide crisis response team.
Developed by the Action Alliance, this resource presents seven key elements that should guide program planning and implementation. It is being jointly released with the CDC’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices which outlines specific, evidence-based suicide prevention strategies for communities to consider as part of their comprehensive approach.
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools assists schools in implementing a coordinated response to the suicide death of a student. Originally developed in 2011, the second edition includes new information and tools that middle and high schools can use to help the school community cope and reduce suicide risk. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and in consultation with national experts, including school-based administrators and staff, clinicians, researchers, and crisis response professionals. It is designed primarily for administrators and staff but can also be useful for parents and communities.
Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this toolkit assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. The toolkit includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students
Each community across the country plays a role in supporting Veterans. You don’t need special training to make a difference — you can support Veterans by sharing or using the downloadable resources and information below.
Learn about resources for raising awareness about Veteran suicide, and view and download ready-to-use materials to help spread the word.