Mental Health & Suicide Prevention


Active Minds

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Band Back Together: Suicide Resources

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health America: Get Help

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resource Center


What is Mental Illness? (from the NAMI website)

Guest Opinion: Keep Calm and Parent On — What can parents do right now to decrease the risk of suicide in their children? by Adam Strassbeg, M.D. (Palo Alto Online, March 2015)

The cost of not caring: Nowhere to go: The Financial and Human Toll for Neglecting the Mentally Ill by Liz Szabo (USA Today, May 2014)

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone by Cristi Comes (Motherhood Unadorned, May 2013)

“I Will Never Know Why” by Susan Klebold (Oprah, April 2013)

The Cluster Conundrum: Copycat Teen Deaths in Lake Forest by Bryan Smith (Chicago magazine, July 2012)

Letter from California: Jumpers: The Fatal Grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge by Tad Friend (The New Yorker, October 2003)

Letter from the Gatekeeper by Meg Hutchinson (January 2013)

Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge (Yahoo Screen, January 2013)

Is Suicide Selfish? by Cristi Comes (Motherhood Unadorned, August 2011)

My Posts and Series:

Here and There (August 2014)

The Morning After (June 2014)

What Does it Mean to be Mentally Ill? (May 2014)

Gatekeepers (September 2011)

Gatekeeping (regular series)

How to Save a Life (August 2011)