Resource Library

This page was designed to pull resources on a variety of subjects for your benefit.  Professional help should always be sought whenever there is a possibility of suicidal ideation. Never try to solve this type of problem without obtaining professional help.  The organization that provides the information contained within the links are listed next to the article title.

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Suicide

The following links contain information about suicide.  Facts, statistics, and general information are covered on the pages below.  For more information regarding youth suicide, please see the corresponding pages on The Jason Foundation website.

2015 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Protective Factors  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
About Teen Suicide (For Parents) Nemours Foundation
Teen suicide familydoctor.org editorial staff
Suicide teen Mental Health
Suicide among youth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


After an Attempt

The following links contain information regarding what a person can or should do after a suicide attempt.  There are many actions and words that can be detrimental to a person who has recently attempted suicide.  It is important to be supportive of someone who has attempted suicide.  Certain people close the person who attempted may be in need of support, as well.

After an Attempt US Department of Health & Human Services
Supporting Someone After a Suicide Attempt Suicide Line
What Not to Say After An Attempt LDSLiving
Providing Support After a Suicide Attempt Beyond Blue

Grief and Loss

It is normal for suicide survivors to experience grief and loss after the death of a loved one.  There are many forms of grief and people cope differently.  The links below provide information for a myriad of people who may be affected by suicide loss.

Suicide grief: Healing after a loved one’s suicide Mayo Clinic
Helping a Student Who Has Lost a Friend or Family Member to Suicide University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center
Left Behind After a Suicide Harvard Medical School
Beyond Surviving Survivors of Suicide
Suicide Survivors Face Grief, Questions, Challenges Harvard Medical School
Grief: Coping with reminders after a loss Mayo Clinic
Communicating with Children After a Suicide Support After Suicide
Talking to Your Kid About Suicide Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
What to Tell Children of a Loved One’s Suicide? Speaking of Suicide
Understanding Survivors of Suicide Loss Psychology Today
Bearing the Special Grief of Suicide Suvivors of Suicide Loss

Bullying

Bullying has increasingly become a discussed topic in the discourse of suicides and suicide prevention.  There are many studies and articles that have been written regarding bullying and how this can affect a young person.  The links below contain information about bullying, cyberbullying, and how to protect children.

Bullying US Department of Health & Human Services
Bully-Proofing Your Kid Kids Health
CyberBullying Kids Health
Helping Kids Deal With Bullies Kids Health
Teaching Kids Not to Bully Kids Health
How to Bully-Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience Psychology Today
Bully-proofing Your Kids CNN

Mental Health Issues

It has been estimated that 90% of the people who attempt suicide have an underlying mental health issue.  Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide attempts in our nation.  The links below will give you information regarding a plethora of mental health issues and how some of them relate to children or adolescents.  The articles listed below were written by Federal and private institutions.

Adolescent and School Heath Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A to Z Health & Human Development Topics National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The Changing Face of America’s Adolescents Office of Adolescent Health
A Day in the Life of America’s Adolescents Office of Adolescent Health
A Picture of Adolescent Health Office of Adolescent Health
Mental Health Disorders Office of Adolescent Health
Access to Mental Health Care Office of Adolescent Health
Positive Mental Health: Resilience Office of Adolescent Health
Adolescent Mental Health Facts : By State Office of Adolescent Health
Adolescent Health – Think, Act, Grow Program Office of Adolescent Health
Adolescence – When times get tough Women’s and Children’s Health Network
Adolescence Psychology Today
Teen Depression National Institute of Mental Health
Teen Depression Facts Medicinenet.com
What is teen depression? Medicinenet.com
Teen depression symptoms and signs Medicinenet.com
Warnins signs for teen depression Medicinenet.com
Teen depression complication, prognosis and prevention Medicinenet.com
How can family and friends help a depressed teen?  Medicinenet.com
Regular Sadness vs. Depression Nemours Foundation
Depression Teen Mental Health
How to help your depressed teen Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
Recognizing teen depression American Psychiatric Association
Mental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Friendship and Mental Health NAMI
Mental Disorders Teen Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health National Institute of Mental Health
Understanding Your Teen’s Emotional Health National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs American Academy of Pediatrics
Anxiety and Depression Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Going to a Therapist  Nemours Foundation
Anxiety Disorders National Institute of Mental Health
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)   National Institute of Mental Health
Autism Spectrum Disorder National Institute of Mental Health
Bipolar Disorder National Institute of Mental Health
Coping with Traumatic Events National Institute of Mental Health
Depression National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2005–2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For Friends and Family Members US Department of Health & Human Services
Self-Harm US Department of Health & Human Services
Adolescents and Mental Health World Health Organization
Adolescent Depression: Early Mental Health Services Are Key   Psychology Today
Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts Mayo Clinic
Surviving Suicidal Thoughts Students Against Depression
Bronchitis and Pneumonia Related to Major Depressive Episodes Among Adolescents SAMHSA
Asthma and Major Depressive Episodes SAMHSA
Diabetes and Major Depressive Episodes SAMHSA
Obesity and Major Depressive Episodes SAMHSA

Substance Abuse

Alcohol and drug use, which clouds judgment, lowers inhibitions, and worsens depression, are associated with 50-67% of suicides.  Substance abuse can be a stressor on a young person which can contribute to a youth’s anxiety and unhappiness.  This may increase the likelihood of a suicide attempt.

Underage Drinking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Teenage Drinking HELPGUIDE.ORG
Teen Drug Abuse Teen Drug Abuse
Heroin National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Causes, Symptoms, and Effects of Heroin Abuse Village Behavioral Health
Marijuana National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Adolescents and Marijuana Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute: University of Washington
Marijuana and Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute: University of Washington
Signs of Underage Alcohol Use Too Smart to Start
Talking to your Child About Alcohol National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Parenting

As parents, we want to do everything that we can to protect our sons and daughters.  Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young people in our nation.  The good news is that suicide is preventable.  The links below will provide information about talking with your children, childcare, and parenting practices.

Positive Parenting Practices Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How Youth are Faring in the Transition to Adulthood National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center
Talking with Teens Office of Adolescent Health
Conversation Tools Office of Adolescent Health
Just the Facts Office of Adolescent Health
Creating a Childcare Backup Plan Momtastic
How to Prepare for Backup Child Care Care.com
8 Tips for Choosing Child Care Parents
A Parent’s Role in College Admissions College Confidential
College Admission Requirements and the Parent’s Role Peterson’s
College Funding: Resources for Parents US Department of Education
Stress and Tension When College Students Retun for Breaks Washington University in St. Louis
Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Effect of Anger on Families American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
What Makes for Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce? Edward Kruk Ph.D.
All About Cliques Peter Adler, PhD; Diane Ross Glazer, PhD
Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying Common Sense Media
Breaking the Cycle: 8 Strategies for Dealing with Conflict with Your Young Teen Parenthetical
Understanding Your Child’s Special Needs  PhD in Special Education
5 Tips for Helping Teens Cope with Stress Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. 2014
10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide American Academy of Pediatrics

Relationships

The relationships between a young person and their peers and parents are vitally important to their mental well-being.  Having a strong support structure can deter suicide attempts in youth.  Healthy relationships, engagement, and connectedness are discuss in the articles that follow.

Parent Engagement  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
School Connectedness  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sexual Risk Behavioral Guidelines & Resources  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Researchers Link Adolescent Depression with Unhealth Relationships in Young Adulthood National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center
Healthy Relationships: In Healthy Relationships Office of Adolescent Health
Dating Office of Adolescent Health
LGBT Office of Adolescent Health
Dating Violence Office of Adolescent Health
Healthy Friendships Office of Adolescent Health

Miscellaneous

The following links contain information about various other subjects from several different sources.

Locating Services Office of Adolescent Health
Find a Therapist Psychology Today