SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
The MY3 app lets you stay connected when you’re struggling with tough emotions or having thoughts of suicide.
With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe, so you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide.
Remember: there is hope and a life to look forward to, even in your darkest moments.
Who are your 3? Is it your sister? Your therapist? Maybe even a neighbor down the street? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most.
You Can NOT Be Replaced – www.youcannotbereplaced.com
‘Don’t they realize they can NOT be replaced?’
How do you answer that question when a teen asks you? What if it’s your own child and its the 7th time she’s asked? At the time we weren’t sure, the suicide cluster in our community left us with lots of unanswered questions.
So in 2012, we purchased 500 wristbands that said ‘I Can NOT Be Replaced®’ to pass out to our local teens. Within a week we had a donation for 500 more, a week later another donation….. three years later we have sent over 40,000 wristbands across the USA, Canada, UK and Australia. We are proud guardians of something bigger than we imagined.
Wristbands can be purchased for $3.00 each on the website (no shippingfee to PA residents).
1. Put on the band with the words facing up so you can read it and know that you are ‘irreplaceable’.
2. Wear it until you see someone that you feel the band is supposed to be passed to: whether you know them or not. This could be tomorrow, next month or a year from now. You’ll know when it’s time.
3. When you do pass it, tell the person something positive about them or life. That one small act of kindness will not ever be wasted and the band is replaceable but the person is not.
4. Come back to youcannotbereplaced.com for another band. Tell us it’s a replacement band and we’ll send you two for one. One for you and another to give.
Go now and pass it on …. You Can NOT Be Replaced!
The Trevor Project – www.thetrevorproject.org
The project was founded in 1988 by the Academy Award-winning filmmakers of Trevor, about a gay thirteen-year-old boy who attempts suicide when his friends reject him because of his sexuality. The filmmakers realized that some of the program’s viewers might be facing the same kind of crisis as Trevor, and not finding a helpline for LGBTQ youth they created one. The Trevor Lifeline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.
Trevor Lifeline – 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText – Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available on Thursdays and Fridays between 4:00pm – 8:00pm EST/1:00pm – 5:00pm Pacific Time
Trevor Chat – Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor. Available 7 days a week between 3:00pm – 9:00pm EasternTime /12:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Time. A link to the chat portal is about ½ down the page at – www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now
Trevor Support Center – Where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more: www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/support-center
FREE DOWNLOADABLE BOOKLETS, PAMPHLETS & ARTICLES
Helping someone who may be suicidal by Value Options. Click Here
A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery after a Suicide Attempt by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Click Here
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Click Here
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Click Here
After an Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families – by Feelingblue.org. Click Here
A Guide for Early Responders Supporting Survivors Bereaved by Suicide – by Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network. Click Here
Someone I Know is Bereaved by Suicide – Fact Sheet by Living is for Everyone. Click Here
American Association of Suicidology: www.suicidology.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org
PA Recovery Resources: www.parecovery.org
Federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov
Resource For Healthcare Providers/Clinicians
Suicide Safe Mobile App from SAMHSA: http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/suicidesafe/
The Suicide Safe App is based on SAMHSA’s Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card. The App. equips health providers with education and support resources to assess a patient’s risk of suicide, communicate effectively with patients and families, determine appropriate next steps, and make referrals to treatment and community resources. Suicide Safe won the FedHealthIT Innovation Award in the Mobile/IoT Category and is a winner of a Silver Digital Health Award in the Mobile Health Resources Category from the Health Information Resource Center.
Cost : Free
Available Formats: iOS® and Android™ mobile devices.
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