Suicide Prevention Resource Center- SPRC
LGBT Suicide Prevention workshop for school professionals
American Association of Suicidology
An excellent website that provides school counselors with information about:
SMH- SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
An effective award-winning school-based suicide prevention program designed by the organization, Screening for Mental Health. The program teaches students the warning signs of depression and suicide, and empowers students to ACT (Acknowledge the problem, show you Care, and tell a Trusted adult). The program is implemented in one class for over 300 students.
The program provides school counselors with:
Youth Suicide Prevention Program Organization
Features information regarding: Prevention at school, Depression, Talking with an adult, Helping a friend, and Managing stress. The site also includes an array of resources and links such as: brochures and posters, websites, books, and videos.
Also found on the site is A Parent's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Your Child, which demonstrates what to look for, resources for assessment and evaluation, treatment, suicide crisis management and tips, books for kids and parents, websites, and videos.
Suicide Prevention of New York State
NYC Guide to Suicide Prevention Services and Resources, which includes:
Youth suicide prevention program that provides:
Screening for Mental Health-SMH
An outstanding organization with the goal to raise awareness about depression and other mood disorders within schools and communities. SMH provides the public with education, screening, and treatment resources.
Depression screening information includes:
The Balanced Mind Foundation
An organization devoted to helping parents, children, teens, and families cope with depression.
The website features:
Offers free tools and resources for schools, mental health professionals, communities, organizations etc., to screen for depression in adolescents.
Also found is a guide for school counselors to help develop a Comprehensive Teen Screen Program in Schools. The guide includes information about organization and set-up, development process, screening process, funding, activity sheets, and evaluation.
National Association of School Nurses
Helpful information, handouts, and planning for understanding, preventing, and treatment of depression for all school professionals. Click the following for more information:
National Institute of Mental Health- NIMH
Health & Education for Depression in Children and Adolescents Section
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFRED)
The mission of iFRED is to end the stigma associated with depression, raise awareness, conduct research, and advocate for prevention and education. The main goal is instill hope and create campaigns to educate the public.
Go Ask Alice!
A place for adolescents, parents, families, and school professionals to anonymously ask questions related to mental health, followed by accurate, reliable and culturally competent responses and information. The site was founded in 1993 and is produced by the Health Promotion of Columbia University.
Cope Care Deal
Mental health site for teens who want to learn about depression and other psychological disorders, for themselves and/or their friends.