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Resource Library: Mental & Behavioral Health

Literature 

Coping With Crisis: Lessons Learned

Coping With Crisis:  Lessons Learned

Scott Poland, Ed.D. & Jami S. McCormick

Preventing Youth Suicide: Brief Facts & Tips

Preventing Youth Suicide: Brief Facts & Tips 

National Association of School Psychologists

Suicide In Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention

Programs

Organizations

Mental Health America

Mental Health America

“Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.”

MentalHealth.gov

MentalHealth.gov

“MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.”

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association that represents more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and 25 other countries. The world’s largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. NASP’s vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

“The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.”
Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

“The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 1U79SM062297 and is located at Education Development Center, Inc.

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs.

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