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Active Minds seeks to engage the student voice to change the conversation about mental health. The group powers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention funds research, creates educational programs, advocates for public policy, and supports those affected by suicide.
This leading national public health institute of the United States is dedicated to protecting health & promoting quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. This page includes links to Suicide Facts at a Glance, reports on bullying, recommendations for media reporting, overviews of research activities - such as evaluating strategies for preventing suicide among middle-age men, and resources for getting help.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention, (IASP) is the key Non-Government Organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) in addressing suicide. IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for the sharing of information. Click this map to find crisis centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults. The group partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems, equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other, and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works in communities around the country to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. This page includes information about types of depression, risk factors, effective treatments and therapies, and resources for students and older adults as well as statistics regarding major depression among adults.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a young LGBTQ person you care about is experiencing a crisis, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.