Heidi Bryan Consulting, LLC

Specializing in Suicide Prevention Services

Specializing in Suicide Prevention Services


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For immediate help, anytime, day or night call 1-800-273-8255

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) is The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline funded by SAMHSA. It provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest crisis center in their area. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The following links will take you to sites over which Heidi Bryan Consulting, LLC has no control, therefore assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the information. 

National Suicide Prevention Organizations

Advancing Suicide Prevention is a new and provocative publication in the health policy/social services arena. This bimonthly magazine presents issues, trends and state-of-the-science on suicide prevention from diverse perspectives and for diverse audiences. www.advancingsp.org

The American Association of Suicidology has a comprehensive listing of crisis centers as well as a national directory of support groups for survivors of suicide. www.suicidology.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national organization with information on suicide prevention programs and support for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. www.afsp.org

LivingWorks Education Inc. LivingWorks has been helping communities become suicide-safer since 1983. Their programs are part of national, regional and organizational suicide prevention strategies around the world. Developed using Rothman’s Social R&D Model, their programs prepare community helpers to intervene and prevent suicide. These learning experiences are interactive, practical, regularly updated and customizable. Comprehensive, layered and integrated, there is a program for everyone who wants to help. www.livingworks.net

The National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) has a mission is to further effective suicide prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to save lives. www.ncsp.org

NOPCAS (National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide) is an organization founded by three African-American suicide survivors. Its goals are to bring suicide and depression awareness to minority communities that have historically been discounted from traditional awareness programs. www.nopcas.com

The QPR Institute offers comprehensive suicide prevention training programs and educational and clinical materials for the general public, professionals, and institutions. Please also refer to our online training page for more information. www.qprinstitute.com

Screening for Mental Health offers organizations the tools to provide screening and education for today's most pressing mental health problems: depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol problems, generalized anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. They also offer suicide prevention programs across the lifecycle and programs that help government agencies address disaster mental health. www.mentalhealthscreening.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome. http://samhsa.gov

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) supports suicide prevention with the best of science, skills and practice. The Center provides prevention support, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. www.sprc.org

National Support Groups

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse connects people to self-help and advocacy resources and offer expertise to and about peer-run groups and organizations that serve people who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses. www.mhselfhelp.org

The Samaritans is a non-profit, non-religious, volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to provide support to those individuals and groups who are in crisis, have lost someone to suicide and/or are feeling suicidal. www.samaritansnyc.org

Suicide Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is a program designed to help people with suicidal preoccupation and behavior.  www.suicideanonymous.net

Suicide Attempt Survivors. 
A Community for People Who Have Survived a Suicide Attempt.  This is a social networking online community that offers information, blogs, and the ability to chat with someone else.  http://suicideattemptsurvivors.ning.com/

Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention Resources

Active Minds.  Active Minds is the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students. The organization serves as "the young adult voice" in mental health advocacy on more than fifty college campuses nationwide. www.activeminds.org

The Jason Foundation, Inc. The mission of The Jason Foundation, Inc. is to help educate young people, parents, teachers, and others who work with young people about youth suicide. They offer programs, seminars and support materials to promote awareness and prevention. www.jasonfoundation.com

The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit public charity committed to reducing the youth suicide rate and improving the mental health safety net provided to college students nationwide. www.jedfoundation.org

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE).
SAVE's mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide www.save.org

SOS (Signs of Suicide) Suicide Prevention Program for Secondary Schools is a nationally recognized, cost-effective program of suicide prevention and depression screening for secondary school students.  www.mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/youth-prevention-programs/sos/default.aspx

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is a community-based program that uses a universal public health approach, offering workshops and services for schools, community organizations and parents. www.yellowribbon.org

Youth Suicide Prevention Program
is the website for the Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program whose mission is to reduce teen suicide attempts and deaths in Washington State. Working toward that goal, we build public awareness, offer training, and support communities taking action.www.yspp.org

The Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
is designed to provide accurate, user-friendly information. The Guide is not a program but a tool that provides a framework for schools to assess their existing or proposed suicide prevention efforts (through a series of checklists) and provides resources and information that school administrators can use to enhance or add to their existing program. http://theguide.fmhi.usf.edu/

Mental Health, Counseling Resources

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
(AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy representing the professional interests of more than 23,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. www.aamft.org

The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. www.counseling.org

American Counselors Mental Health Association. The mission of the AMHCA is "To enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development." www.amhca.org

The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized worldwide. Over 35,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. www.psych.org

American Psychological Association. Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. www.apa.org

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) is psychotherapy based on modifying everyday thoughts and behviors. In CBT, the therapist and client work together to determine the goals for therapy, and how long to continue therapy. www.aabt.org

ClinicalTrials.gov. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals. http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. (DBSA) provides information and available resources including support groups for depression and bipolar disorder. www.dbsalliance.org

Families for Depression Awareness. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders. The organization provides education, outreach, and advocacy to support families and friends. Families for Depression Awareness is made up of families who have lost a family member to suicide or have watched a loved one suffer with depression. www.familyaware.org

The Glendon Association. is an organization whose mission is to save lives and enhance mental health by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships. They conduct research and share what they know through various workshops, publications, and educational documentaries. www.glendon.org

Mental Health America. (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association). MHA is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. www.nmha.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. www.nami.org

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. The NACBT is the leading organization dedicated exclusively to supporting, promoting, teaching, and developing cognitive-behavioral therapy and those who practice it. www.nacbt.org

National Resource Directory. The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families and others who support them access to more than 14,000 federal,state and local services and resources to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community integration. www.nrd.gov

No Kidding, Me Too! Removing the Stigma from Mental Illness.
  No Kidding, Me Too! is an organization whose purpose is to remove the stigma attached to brain dis-ease through education and the breaking down of societal barriers. Their goal is to empower those with brain dis-ease to admit their illness, seek treatment, and become even greater members of society. www.nkm2.org

Facts and Statistics Resources

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). provides information available in research along with most current available statistics. www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). provides information about the latest neuroscience research along with most current available statistics. www.nimh.nih.gov

GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning) Resources

The Trevor Helpline. This is a national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth. Calls are handled by highly trained counselors and are free and confidential. www.thetrevorproject.org

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline, a program of the www.GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org - Toll-free hotline: 1-888-843-4564

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, is working to ensure safe and effective schools for all students. Their website includes information about the Philadelphia Chapter. www.glsen.org

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline Youth Talkline, a program of the GLBT National Help Center - www.YouthTalkline.org - Toll-free hotline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743).

Energy Psychology

Attractor Field Techniques (AFT) is an energetic and spiritual approach that can be used to work with emotional and physical issues and ailments. This is an innovative medication-free treatment based on the belief that our minds and bodies are shaped by our consciousness, our thoughts and our intentions. www.doctor-bob.net/aft.php

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) is an international nonprofit organization of licensed mental health professionals and allied energy health practitioners who are dedicated to developing and applying energy psychology methods for the treatment and relief of those suffering from emotional challenges such as addictions & compulsions, anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs, personality disorders, phobias, stress, and trauma. www.energypsych.org

Survivor of Suicide Resources

Survivors of Suicide The purpose of Survivors of Suicide is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way. www.survivorofsuicide.com

The Link National Resource Center is a leading resource in the country for suicide prevention and aftercare. It is dedicated to reaching out to those whose lives have been impacted by suicide and connecting them to available resources. www.thelink.org/national_resource_center.htm

The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families is the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children. www.dougy.org

Suicide: Finding Hope is a website on information regarding suicide, mental illness, or coping with suicide loss. You'll find that you can leave comments on all the pages of this site and comment on what others have said.  www.suicidefindinghope.org

Friends for Survival, Inc. A National Outreach Program for Survivors of Suicide Loss Friends for Survival, Inc. is an organization of people who have been affected by a death caused by suicide. They are dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide. www.friendsforsurvival.org
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