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#BeThe1To the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope. Together, we can prevent suicide by learning to help ourselves, help others, seek consultation from trained providers (hotlines and clinicians) and to seek hospital care when necessary. We know that there is something we can all do to prevent suicides. We know that these actions are things that people are doing every day to help themselves and others to get through their darkest moments. #BeThe1To show that people can take actions to help themselves and others to prevent suicide. Join us now.  


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do. We strive for a world that is free of suicide. We support research, because understanding the causes of suicide is vital to saving lives. We educate others in order to foster understanding and inspire action. We offer a caring community to those who have lost someone they love to suicide, or who are struggling with thoughts of suicide themselves. We advocate to ensure that federal, state, and local governments do all they can to prevent suicide, and to support and care for those at risk, New York, NY.



American Association of Suicidology – is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide.  AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services, Washington, DC.


International Association for Suicide Prevention – is dedicated to preventing suicidal behaviour; alleviating its effects; and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis  workers, volunteers and suicide survivors. Founded by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow in 1960, IASP now includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty different countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization in official relationship with the World Health Organization concerned with suicide prevention.


National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention – is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). The Alliance envisions a nation free from the tragic experience of suicide. The mission is to advance the NSSP by: championing suicide prevention as a national priority; catalyzing efforts to implement high priority objectives of the NSSP; and cultivating the resources needed to sustain progress, Washington, DC.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – is the the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. We provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. We also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention, Waltham, MA.


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