Depression and suicide are serious problems that impact individuals, families, schools and communities across the nation, including Delmarva. This page offers online resources about depression, how to tell if someone may be thinking about suicide, and what to do if you think someone may try to kill him- or herself.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.More
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the NSPL's national network of more than 150 crisis centers.More
Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5-to-14-year-olds. Click on "more" for the signs and symptoms of suicidal feelingsMore
This printable PDF publication provided by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides information about the role of teens in providing suicide, recognizing the warning signs, helping your peers, helping yourself, references and resources for teens. More
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs for teens, parents and educators.More
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, two of the nation's leading suicide prevention organizations, have collaborated to produce this toolkit to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community.More
Yellow Ribbon is a grass-roots, community based, volunteer organization developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them, and to address youth/teen suicide through public awareness, education and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs.More