In addition to the resources above, these organizations offer support pointed specifically toward parents and teens.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide – Information for parents
A nonprofit organization that provides specialized training programs, educational information, and resources for teens, parents, and educational leaders with the aim of increasing awareness, reducing the stigma of suicide, and saving lives. They provide information and resources for parents, including information about warning signs, risk factors, and talking to kids about suicide, as well as crisis resources.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide – Information for teens
A nonprofit organization that provides specialized training programs, educational information, and resources for teens, parents, and educational leaders with the aim of increasing awareness, reducing the stigma of suicide, and saving lives. Their website provides information and resources for teens, including crisis resources and information on warning signs.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Youth resources
If you are suicidal, please call 988 or 800.273.TALK (8255). You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline website also offers a number of resources for those looking for support. They offer information and resources specific to youth, including stories of hope and recovery.
Suicide Prevention Resources Center – Teen resources
SPRC is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Their website provides information and resources specific to adolescents.
Trevor Project – Support for LGBTQ youth
This organization provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. They provide a number of programs and services, including educational information, resources, and trainings, and are involved in innovative research. They also offer phone and text hotlines.
Youth Suicide Warning Signs
This organization offers information about suicide warning signs to youth, health care professionals, parents/caregivers, and others who have an important role in the life of a young person. Developed by national and international experts, their website provides information on youth suicide warning signs that is rooted in science and clinical practice. They also offer information about how to respond and find help.
Parents and teens may also find these resources helpful:
Resources for Military & Veterans
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource, part of the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping veterans of all ages and circumstances. Call 800.273.8255 or 988 then press 1 or text 838255.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Suicide prevention resources
VA prioritizes preventing suicide among all veterans—whether or not they seek care within the VA health care system. Find information, statistics, support resources, and how to get help.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Veterans resources
For those members of the military and veterans, crises can be heightened by their experiences during service. The national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website includes a range of information to help before, during, or after military service.
Learn more about the effects of trauma on military members and their families
Resources for Health Care Professionals
Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment Course
This annual course hosted by McLean Hospital and the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers the latest updates for professionals. Continuing education credits are available for a variety of disciplines.
Current Status of Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment
This online resource was developed with the mission of providing clinicians with information regarding the current status of suicide-focused assessment and treatment. The information has been compiled from a review of available evidence from existing literature and supplemented by clinical consensus.