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Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
A recent study found that a smartphone app was more effective than print materials at improving veterans’ ability to cope with unpleasant emotions and thoughts. The Virtual Hope Box (VHB), is modeled on a cognitive behavioral therapy technique that uses a physical box containing things that remind you of positive experiences, reasons for living, people who care about them, or coping resources.
Operation Reach Out is part of MCA-D’s effort to provide timely and effective support and guidance for military families. Designed to encourage people to reach out for help when they are having suicidal thoughts. Help those who are concerned about family members, spouses, or fellow service members who may be suicidal, and provide a personal contact help center.
The Got Your Back App powered by Jacob’s SWAG is a new digital platform for suicide awareness, prevention, and education. There are tools custom built for the user to help cope with anxiety and depression.
The notOK App is a free app that takes the guesswork out of asking for help when you're feeling vulnerable. We'll notify your trusted contacts that they've been selected as your support group, who when the time comes and you need to reach out, you'll just have to open the app and press the large, red notOK button.
Suicide Safe is a free mobile app that helps integrate suicide prevention strategies into their conversation and address suicide risk. With Suicide Safe, you can quickly access and share information, including crisis lines, fact sheets, educational opportunities and treatment resources.
Concerned about yourself or others? The Suicide Prevention App (SPA) provides users with a proprietary step-by-step self harm and suicide safety assessment. When a real world concern arises, the process allows you to ask the most important questions to ensure you understand the current safety concern.
MY3 lets you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Who are your 3? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most.
Suicidal thoughts can seem like they will last forever – but these thoughts and feelings pass with time. The Safety Plan app is designed to support those dealing with suicidal thoughts and help prevent suicide. Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can help you cope and keep you safe.
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Know the Risk and Warning Signs of Suicide (pdf)Download
North Texas Resources (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | C-SRRS (Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale) (pdf)Download
SAFE-T (Suicide Assessment Five Step Evaluation and Triage | SAMHSA (pdf)Download
Suicide Prevention Help Guide | NAASP (pdf)Download
Lethal Means Safety Brochure | Dept Veterans Affairs (pdf)Download
CAREGIVERS | Self-Care Assessment (pdf)Download
CAREGIVERS | Self-Care Maintenance Worksheet (pdf)Download
These downloadable resources are designed specifically for the military and veteran community. For years the US military has used the "ACE" acronym (Ask, Care, Escort) in their required annual training on suicide risk. The Columbia Lighthouse Project has created cards adapting the ACE model for service members, spouses, and support staff of each military branch to carry with them.
Military Family Members Guide to Dealing with Suicidality | VA (pdf)Download
Community Toolkit for Safe Firearm Storage | VA (pdf)Download
Lethal Means Safety Brochure | VA (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | C-SSRS for Military Family Member (Suicide Severity Rating Scale) (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: Military Spouse (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: Army (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: Marine (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: Navy (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: Air Force (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: Coast Guard (pdf)Download
Pocket Card | ACE: National Guard (pdf)Download
Community Outreach Toolkit for Suicide Prevention | VA (pdf)Download
Operation SAVE: Suicide Prevention Presentation | VA (pdf)Download
Statistics show First Responders are at a heightened risk for suicide themselves. The ability to recognize suicide risk is vital within first responders' own departments
Family members and other caregivers are important gatekeepers to suicide prevention
These resources are designed to help equip faith leaders with the capabilities needed to prevent suicide and provide care and comfort for those affected
The Bible and Suicide | Courtesy of Matthew Weddle Foundation (pdf)Download
Faith Leaders Role in Preventing Suicide | SPRC (pdf)Download
Responding to a Member at Risk for Suicide| NAASP (pdf)Download
Mental Health Guide for Faith Leaders | American Psychiatric Association (pdf)Download
The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention | SPRC (pdf)Download
Suicide Prevention Competencies for Faith Communities | NAASP (pdf)Download
Suicide Hope and Love Reflections for Faith Communities | Soul Shop Resource (pdf)Download
Interfaith Suicide Prevention Dialogue | SPRC (pdf)Download
After A Suicide Recommendations for Religious Services | SPRC (pdf)Download
Quick Reference Guide on Mental Health | American Psychiatric Association (pdf)Download
30 Days of Comfort | Multi-Faith Devotional (pdf)Download
Comfort O Comfort | Faith & Grief Ministries (pdf)Download
You are dealing with an unexpected and unimaginable grief | resources and Loss Survivor Groups can help
When Someone Close to You Dies by Suicide | SAMARITANS (pdf)Download
30 Days of Comfort | Faith & Grief Ministries A Multi-Faith Devotional (pdf)Download
Comfort O Comfort | Faith & Grief Ministries Verses for Comfort (pdf)Download
How to Help a Grieving Friend | Refuge in Grief - 11 Things to Do (pdf)Download
Survivors of Suicide Loss Resources | SPRC (pdf)Download
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