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PREVENTS

 

REACH

REACH

Prevents.

As we face the tragedy of suicide in our nation, we must REACH beyond what we have done before. We must change the way we think about, talk about, and address emotional pain and suffering. Suicide is preventable – but only if we empower ourselves and others with the knowledge, tools, and resources we need to reach those who feel hopeless.

Resources for Mental Health Support

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stress & Coping
Tips and resources for mental health management during stressful situations.

Veterans Affairs

Reducing firearm and other household safety risks
Contact your local Vet center and Suicide Prevention Coordinators to inquire about free gun locks.

Maintaining and Enhancing Your Mental Health and Well-being During the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
How to manage stress and anxiety, avoid too much exposure to news, stay connected, and stay informed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Veterans Crisis Line

Local Resources
No matter what you are experiencing, there are resources and support systems near you to help.

American Psychological Association

General Resources

Information and preparedness and safety resources, resources specifically for psychology professionals and students, healthcare professionals, and parents and caregivers.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
A comprehensive guide to answer questions about COVID-19, resources, and how to care for yourself and others.

Mental Health America

Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources
A range of resources and information for all individuals, as well as resources specifically organized for mental health providers, parents, caregivers, older adults, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Veterans.  

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Talk to Someone Now
If you or someone you know is in distress, call or chat with the lifeline 24/7 for free and confidential crisis services.

Legal Resources

Find a Lawyer and Affordable Legal Aid
Resources for those looking for legal advice, including free and low-cost options.

In Crisis

Federal Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 | Chat Online
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357) | SAMHSA Disaster Distress Line: 1-800-985-5990
SAMHSA improves the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services to reduce Illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness. SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Veterans Crisis Line/Military Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 | Text 838255 | Chat Online
The Veterans Crisis Line/Military Crisis Line, text-messaging service, and online chat provide free VA support for all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all Veterans, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Non-Federal Resources

Caregiver Action Network

1-855-227-3640 | 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST
The Caregiver Action Network is a grassroots membership organization that supports family caregivers through education, information, referral services, and advocacy. The Caregiver Help Desk, staffed by caregiving experts, helps caregivers find information to navigate complex caregiving challenges.

Crisis Text Line

Text 741741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

First Responder Foundation

FRST@firstrespondersomaha.org | 1-402-218-1218
First Responder Foundation supports programming for first responders and their families facing health challenges, job-related stress, and trauma. The Foundation also coordinates financial support and equipment donations to law enforcement offices to help them better serve their community.

For the Frontlines

Text 741741
For the Frontlines offers healthcare professionals and essential workers fast, free crisis counseling 24/7 for support dealing with anxiety, stress, fear, or isolation.

Physician Support Line

1-888-409-0141 | 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. EST
The Physician Support Line is a help line staffed by volunteer psychiatrists, which offers free and confidential peer support to physicians in the U.S.

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386 | Text START to 678-678 | Chat Online
The Trevor Project is a national 24/7 confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. It offers services for youth ranging from an LGBTQ peer support community to trained crisis service counselors, and support resources for LGBTQ youth on topics such as coming out and being an ally to transgender and nonbinary youth.

Suicide Prevention & Support

Federal Resources

Department of Defense (DoD) - Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)

The mission of DoD is to provide a lethal Joint Force to defend U.S. security and sustain American influence abroad. DoD is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national security and the U.S. Armed Forces.

The DSPO advances holistic, data-driven suicide prevention in our military community through policy, oversight, and engagement to positively impact individual beliefs and behaviors, as well as instill systemic culture change.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Suicide Prevention

VA provides healthcare services to eligible military Veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics throughout the country, as well as disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance.

VA works with an extensive network of community partners across the country — including faith communities, employers, schools and health care organizations — to prevent suicide among all Veterans including those who may never come to VA for care.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
SAMHSA provides suicide prevention information and other helpful resources to behavioral health professionals, the general public, and people at risk.

Non-Federal Resources

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors - Find Support

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief, and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - Resources

AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers.
Find facts and statistics sheets, shareable graphics, specific resources for demographics and much more.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Learn the Facts

AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Learn about suicide, including risk factors and warning signs, statistics and treatment, and how to report about it responsibly.

Harvard Health Publishing - Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

Harvard Health Publishing is the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School.

This Harvard Health Blog article discusses what makes suicide loss different, getting support from other survivors and professionals, and knowing what to say to a survivor.

Mental Health & Wellness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Mental Health Tools and Resources

CDC is a national public health institute, which protects public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the U.S. and internationally.

CDC identifies tools and resources for mental health management, including coping with a disaster or traumatic event.

Department of Defense (DoD) - Military OneSource

The mission of DoD is to provide a lethal Joint Force to defend U.S. security and sustain American influence abroad. DoD is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national security and the U.S. Armed Forces.

Military OneSource provides 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help service members, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians, their families and survivors.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Free Mental Health Apps

VA provides healthcare services to eligible military Veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics throughout the country, as well as disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance.

Visit the VA Mobile site to download applications for resources and tips to help manage stress.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Wellness Toolkits

NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting biomedical, medical, and public health research.

NIH provides wellness toolkits that are customizable to an individual's unique feelings, surroundings, relationships, and more to provide tips on how to improve health and well-being.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Help for Mental Illness

NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting biomedical, medical, and public health research.

NIMH has resources to help cope with mental illness as well as tips about how to reach out to those that may be struggling.

Non-Federal Resources

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) - Telehealth Resources

ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

ADAA offers a list of clinicians who provide telehealth services based on specialty service in each state.

Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies - Find a CBT Therapist

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a multidisciplinary organization committed to the enhancement of health and well-being by advancing the scientific understanding, assessment, prevention, and treatment of human problems through the global application of behavioral, cognitive, and biological evidence-based principles.

Find a cognitive behavioral therapist (CBT) near you by using this online tool. The goal of CBT therapy is to teach individuals to be their own therapists by providing strategies to evaluate their thinking and manage problematic behaviors.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

1-800-950-NAMI (6264) | Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or info@nami.org
NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI HelpLine is available eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps.

National Association of Social Work (NASW)

NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Mental Health America (MHA) - Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources

MHA is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.

A range of resources and information for all individuals, as well as resources specifically organized for mental health providers, parents, caregivers, older adults, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Veterans.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network aims to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the U.S. The organization consolidates resources on child trauma on their website here.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) - Resources for Surviving Military Families and Their Loved Ones

TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one.

TAPS provides 24/7 support to provide resources, services and support to surviving military families. This includes online chats, peer support, financial assistance, and mental health resources for military families and their loved ones.

COVID

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is a national public health institute, which protects public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the U.S. and internationally.

Coronavirus.gov

Health considerations and tools for operating during COVID-19.

Department of Labor (DOL) - COVID-19 Resources

DOL fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the U.S. by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and healthcare benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

DOL has resources to help workers and employers prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

Non-Federal Resources

Disaster Response Assets Network (DRAN) - Crisis Resources

DRAN is dedicated to providing resources to front line responders and healthcare professionals during all phases of disaster.
DRAN provides access to free support groups meetings via Zoom and additional resources such as podcasts, fact sheets, and tips for managing stress during COVID-19.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) - COVID-19 Resources and Information Guide

1-800-950-NAMI (6264) | Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or info@nami.org
NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI HelpLine is available eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps.

A comprehensive guide to answer questions about COVID-19, resources, and how to care for yourself and others.

SMI Adviser - Make Informed Decisions Related to COVID-19 and Mental Health

SMI Adviser is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA works closely on this project with a team of experts from 30 other mental health organizations. This team includes individuals, families, clinical experts, peers, and policy makers – all working to create access to the best resources on serious mental illness (SMI).

To help support the mental health community during the COVID-19 crisis, SMI Adviser provides timely and authoritative resources, education, consultation, tools, and more.

Substance Abuse

Federal Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Get Help

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Federal hotline offering referrals to local treatment and support services, as well as a directory of opioid treatment programs by state.

Non-Federal Resources

Mayo Clinic - Drug Addiction

Mayo Clinic is an American nonprofit academic medical center currently based in three major locations: Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Scottsdale, Arizona, focused on integrated patient care, education, and research.

Mayo Clinic provides treatment for people addicted to alcohol, prescription medications and illegal drugs.

 

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