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General Resources and Toolkits

CDC Vocabulary - Self-directed Violence

* For ease in locating the CDC's recommended vocabulary in this lengthy document, see pages 21-24

Vocabulary List from Tripod

                           Language and public messaging is very                                              important with efforts to prevent suicide. 

Did you know that it is incorrect to say something like "His suicide attempt was successful."?  

When someone dies from a preventable suicide, experts and prevention allies do not view this as a "success."   Only prevention would be considered successful.   

 

                                             Something to think about....

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee: Glossary of Terms Used in the Report

SPRC:  Choosing a Gatekeeper Training - Comparison Table

Toolkit_Senior_Citizens_Suicide_Prevention.SAMHSA.USA.pdf

Toolkit_Suicide.Prevention.for.High.Schools.SAMHSA.USA.pdf

Toolkit.for.Schools.After.a.Suicide.2nd.Edition.USA.pdf 

Toolkit.for.Schools.After.A.Suicide.AFSP.USA.pdf  

Toolkit.Breaking.the.Silence.Final.Responding.to.Suicide.in.the.Workplace.SPRC.USA.pdf 

Toolkit.Managers.Guide.After.a.Suicide.in.the.Workplace.Action.Alliance.USA

Toolkit_Sucide.and.Children.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Teen-Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Men-and-Suicide-2014-Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Women-and-Suicide-Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Many of these toolkits are from the Centre for Suicide Prevention in Canada.  Though some of the national statistics may be different than in the U.S., the other material is very helpful. 

Toolkit-Suicide.and.Seniors.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit.Suicide.Prevention.Primer.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Depression_and_Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit.Substance.Use.Disorder.and.Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Self-Harm_and_Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Trauma_and_Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Trauma-and-Suicide-in-Children.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit-Sexual-Minorities_and_Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_for_Transgender_persons.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.web.pdf

Toolkit-Suicide.and.the.Military.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_First-Responders_Trauma.Intervention_and_Suicide.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_After-a-Student-Suicide_Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

Toolkit_Workplace_Warning_Signs.Canada.Suicide.Prevention.pdf

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