Website Resources




American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
The American Association of Suicidology promotes research, public awareness programs, and education and training for professionals and volunteers.

American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized worldwide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance abuse disorders.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention id dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit national association promoting treatment, education, and research on suicidal behavior in Canada.

Centre For Suicide Prevention
The Centre is a library and resource center. Located on the site is a comprehensive list of suicide prevention resources, crisis support information, and links to helpful suicide sites. They provide a quarterly quick reference guide to some of the newest resources in the field of suicide prevention and the publications are available for downloading online.

Counseling Center, University of Illinois
The counseling Center has produced Self-Help Brochures including suicide prevention and depression. The content is very useful in gaining a basic understanding of causes and warning signs to look for.

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country?s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIMH Suicide Research Consortium is comprised primarily of NIMH scientists across the Institute who also administer research grants. The Consortium coordinates program development in suicide prevention, identifies gaps in the scientific knowledge base, stimulates and monitors research, keeps abreast of scientific developments in suicidology and public policy issues related to suicide surveillance, prevention, and treatment, and disseminates science-based information on suicidology to the public, media, and policy makers.

SA\VE Suicide Awareness \ Voices of Education
Suicide Awareness \ Voices of Education provides information on
depression and suicide including a number of educational tools, from
brochures, fact sheets, frequently asked questions to support materials for
communities to address suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN)
SPAN is dedicated to the creation and implementation of effective
national suicide prevention strategies. SPAN is a network of persons
working to raise national awareness and advocate for a National suicide
prevention policy.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) – Information on state plans

The Suicide Paradigm
This site is for those who have experienced suicide loss and others who
want to know more about the reality of suicide and its aftermath. It also
provides a number of helpful resources for survivors.

Elderly Website Resources

Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
Provides articles, resources, links, and information on local contacts.

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
Provides articles, resources, links, and information on local contacts.

Mayo Clinic
Warning Signs of Suicide

National Institute on Mental Health
Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts

Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
At a Glance: Suicide Among the Elderly

Tripod Plus
Elder Suicide and Post-acute Care: A Gatekeeper’s Role for Providers

University of Florida
A pdf file on “Suicide and the Elderly: Warning Signs and Helping Points”