Useful Links

www.afsp.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Provides information on facts and figures, risk factors, warning signs, etc.

www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information on disease risk, prevention strategies and statistics, as well as information on a variety of health and safety topics. Provides access to a national survey of teens on a variety of safety topics including depression and suicide (http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/).

www.kidshealth.org
Provides information on children’s health and development.

www.jasonfoundation.com The Jason Foundation, Inc.
Provides information on suicide facts, signs and concerns, etc. Site contains a resource library (articles) on relevant topics such as Bullying, depression, mental health, etc.

www.mentalhealth.gov
Information about mental health: Basics, What To Look For, Talking About Mental Health, How To Get Help, etc.

www.mentalhealthscreening.org Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Provides information and facts on a range of mental health issues including depression and suicide. Distributes the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program to schools and organizations nation-wide.

www.nami.org National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI provides education; awareness and support; and advocacy for individuals, families and communities affected by mental illness. There are many local affiliates including a Cook County North Suburban affiliate (www.namiccns.org) that provides classes, support groups, lectures and resources, (all at no cost), to help with the many challenges that come to families and individuals in need. The contact for the Cook County North Suburban affiliate is Nancy Sussman, Program Director, available at nsussman@namiccns.org.

www.rebeccasdream.org Rebecca’s Dream
Changing the face of depression and Bipolar Disorder, their mission is to promote awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases.

http://www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org/ Ryan’s Story
Provides information on cyberbullying as well as suicide prevention. Also has parenting tips for concerned parents.

http://stopbullying.gov/ Stop Bullying.gov, part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides information for kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and for the community. Site provides a definition of bullying, lists warning signs, and indicates how to go about seeking help.

www.thetrevorproject.org The Trevor Project
Provides life-saving and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ youth, including “The Trevor Lifeline” (866)-488-7386 – the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth.

www.samhsa.gov/ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Their mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America’s communities. Site provides information and resources regarding various mental health prevention topics, including suicide.

www.actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
This is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. On September 10, 2012 the Action Alliance, along with the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, released the revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The revised strategy emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide. It also provides guidance for schools, businesses, health systems, clinicians and many other sectors that takes into account nearly a decade of research and other advancements in the field since the last strategy was published.

www.itonlytakesone.org
Information on suicide prevention, local resources and statistics about suicide in Illinois.