The following links provide some very good information about preventing suicide, warning signs and how to access help, but no web search can be a substitute for getting help from a caring trained professional. This is true whether you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be. The MCC advocacy counselors are available to consult with all students, faculty, and staff at Metropolitan Community College to help consider the best ways to assist someone who is distressed, given the uniqueness of each person and their circumstances.
That said, here are some websites we trust to provide thorough and accurate guidance to those concerned about suicidal feelings and behaviors.
This is an excellent resource for persons experiencing suicidal thoughts. It is a compelling, well-written site that offers a variety of alternatives to suicide and strategies for increasing effective coping.
If you know someone struggling with despair, depression or thoughts of suicide, here are some ways to help.
Forefront is considered a leader in suicide prevention. The site includes tips for how to make your home safer, relevant data, and info on policy and advocacy. There is also a video collection designed to provide comfort, education, and tools for those touched by suicide and mental illness. Forefront also offers free suicide prevention training.
This site includes lots of resources specifically developed for a college population. The Jed Foundation includes self-evaluations and links to other resources.
An organization of persons focused on suicide including researchers, clinicians, preventionists, crisis workers and survivors of suicide. This site provides statistics, basic information on how to intervene with a suicidal person, and phone numbers for local agencies.