Resources for Mental Health Professionals

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Rights of Suicidal Individuals
Myths about Suicide
ALCA Journal - Special Edition on Suicide

                                                     If you believe that someone is

                                                 seeking attention (as in being dramatic,

                  or being manipulative), you're right, but probably not in                     the way that you think.   It is generally not considered a                       form of pro-social skills or effective help-seeking to threaten              suicide to seek attention.  Someone talking of suicide DOES                  need attention.     

                     Regarding a suicide threat as attention-seeking is like                    playing roulette.  There is much more danger of a suicide                      attempt  turning fatal if left ignored or condemned as                            attention-seeking. 


                Find out what is going wrong, why would they resort to this                     type of threat, and by all means assess for level of risk                             and apply intervention appropriately.   

*Note - See first section on prevention with youth, adults, and older persons

Core Competencies for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

Ideas for where to find mental health assistance

Suicide Prevention in High Schools Toolkit SAMHSA

SAMHSA: SAFE-T Triage and Evaluation of Suicide Risk

Toolkit for preventing suicide in senior living communities

CNN Link: The Risk of 'Contagion' after Suicides is Real -  

Call Centers Phone Numbers

Phone Apps for Professionals and Concerned Persons

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If you need help or are having thoughts of suicide, please get help immediately by contacting:

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