For nearly a decade, Sharpen has had the privilege of collaborating with over a dozen national researchers and experts on suicide prevention. Below are some resources in honor of suicide prevention month. Download the Sharpen resource guide here.
Suicide Prevention Programs & Models at-a-glance:
Individuals or groups can be trained in any of the below models from certified trainers. These models have strong scientific backing with proven outcomes.
· AFSP: https://afsp.org/more-than-sad
· LIVING WORKS: www.livingworks.net
· CONNECT postvention: https://theconnectprogram.org
· SOURCES OF STRENGTH: https://sourcesofstrength.org/
National Resources and Tools:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the national leader in research and policy. They also have an array of evidence-based programs.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is supported by US Department of Health and Human Services.
· Life Skills & Resilience Guidelines
A peer-focused nonprofit supporting mental health awareness and education for college students.
· Get gear
· Book a speaker
Support for LGBTQIA+ community members.
Dr. Alex Karydi is a suicide prevention specialist and offers strategic guidance in this brief video: