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Resources for those who care for and about depressed and suicidal youth


Did you know there are more suicides than homicides each year in the U.S.?

National Suicide Hotline Number • 1-800-273-TALK

Signs and Symptoms of Youth Depression and Suicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. The Foundation's activities include:

  • Supporting research projects that help further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide
  • Providing information and education about depression and suicide
  • Promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals
  • Publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention and treatment 
  • Supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education

Bipolar is the home of renouned book, "Dear World: A Suicide Letter by Paul Edward Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio. Paul reveals for the first time what it is like to fight his "bipolar demon" in the hopes to raise awareness of this oft-times misdiagnosed illness. Why did Paul write this book and what does he hope to accomplish? Comprehensive information and tools on bipolar disorder and mental health, created for medical professionals and for patients or caregivers.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is to educate patients, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression. Take the free depression test to find information and treatment plans for symptoms of depression.

The Fred Fund seeks to diminish the stigma associated with suicide and provides a forum for support and interaction regarding emotional and mental conditions associated with suicide. Joel Rothschild is an internationally recognized, award-winning, best-selling author of Signals which chronicles a series of experiences that offered evidence of an afterlife and saved the authors life. Ms. Cobain strongly recommends Signals for anyone seeking hope while struggling with grief.

Mental Health Directory includes several mental health web site links.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website provides information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses or phone 800-421-4211.

The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC) was established as a central source of information on prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against children and teens.

Not My Kid, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy families by empowering parents to make educated decisions. We are able to provide immediate, confidential and FREE parent-help recommendations and a comprehensive list of youth-serving community resources. Parents can make a difference!

Prevent Suicide. Information to help educate the public on suicide.

SPEAK-Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids of Maryland promotes the prevention of youth suicide and works to dispel the social stigma surrounding suicide and depression through a campaign of education and awareness at the community level.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education mission is to educate about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Youth Suicide Prevention Programs: A Resource Guide

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program an outreach program of the Light for Life Foundation International

Manic depression, a bipolar disorder, plagued Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania, a young man who had 19 electroshocks and lost memory after involvement in counterfeiting, jail time, house arrest, hospitalization, and finally into healing.

The Family Compass -- leading the way. Resources and guidance for parents trying to direct their kids and family in the right direction. At-Risk Teens, Reactive Attachment Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Eating Disorders, Drug Rehab, Substance Abuse, Treatment Programs, Therapy.

Drug3k - Online: Drug Encyclopedia featuring detailed information on prescription and medications including description, image drug, use, dosage, storage, precautions, and side effects.

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Dying to be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide

"This book is a masterpiece for the survivors of suicide and those who care about them." --David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th U.S. Surgeon General and Interim President of Morehouse School of Medicine

Dying to be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens

"A remarkable and much needed resource for young people with depression...Bev Cobain understands." -- Peter S. Jensen, M.D., Associate Director for Child & Adolescent Research, National Institute of Mental Health

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A survival guide for depressed teens by Bev Cobain

"When Nothing Matters Anymore talks directly to teens in a sympathetic voice, without condescension. It tells them they don't have to feel bad because of their brain chemistry; that there is hope for change and chance for happiness."--Doug Esser, The Associated Press

National Suicide Hotline Number:  1-800-273-TALK
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