Suicide Prevention


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:

AFSP

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the national leader in research and policy. They also have an array of evidence-based programs.

· AFSP.org

SPRC

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is supported by US Department of Health and Human Services.

· ZERO Suicide Toolkit

· Safe Messaging Guidelines

· Life Skills & Resilience Guidelines

Active Minds

A peer-focused nonprofit supporting mental health awareness and education for college students.

· Get gear

· Book a speaker

Trevor Project

Support for LGBTQIA+ community members.

· Support Center


Dr. Alex Karydi is a suicide prevention specialist and offers strategic guidance in this brief video:


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