General Resources

CDC Resources

This CDC web page provides suicide prevention resources and information for gay and bisexual men, and other men who might encounter homophobia, harassment, and violent acts.

CDC’s web page on mental health during and after a disaster includes information on coping with the stress that results from natural and manmade traumatic events.

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s web page contains information about funding opportunity announcements.

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This page provides information on all of CDC’s work related to mental health.

CDC’s web page on suicide in rural areas provides reports, a policy brief, a press release, and suicide prevention resources.

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This Vital Signs web page includes an MMWR on state suicide trends and circumstances contributing to suicide, a graphic fact sheet and website, a media release, and social media tools featuring the topic of suicide.

Other Federal Resources
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SAMHSA is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network, where callers receive crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

This is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.

NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

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This national initiative to prevent suicide is based on fostering collaborations across tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and the entire Indian Health System.

The U.S. Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office oversees the suicide prevention work across all branches of the military.

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

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The VA provides health and mental health services to U.S. veterans. This page provides information about mental health conditions, including suicide prevention, and how veterans can get help.

Need help? Know someone who does?
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Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

For more information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifelineexternal icon.

You can also connect 24/7 to a crisis counselor by texting the Crisis Text Lineexternal icon. Text HOME to 741741.