If you - or someone you know - are having thoughts about suicide, call 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433). Calls are connected to a certified crisis center nearest the caller's location. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The National Council For Suicide Prevention



NCSP Mission statement:


To further effective suicide prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to save lives.

The National Council for Suicide Prevention was spawned, in 1999, from the recognition that collaboration between like organizations would help pool resources and strengthen member organizationsí ability to effect positive change in the suicide prevention arena. NCSP members are dedicated to working with each other and with their colleagues in government and the private sector to help advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action, to encourage performance measures, and to share information and resources to further suicide prevention.

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action was prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services under the direction of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health, and the Office of Surgeon General; and through the partnership and collaboration of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. NCSP is one group of stakeholders who helped shape and deliver this first time and critically important National Strategy in May of 2001.

This document lays out a framework for action to prevent suicide and guides development of an array of services and programs that must be developed. It is designed to be a catalyst for social change with the power to transform attitudes, policies, and services. It is the strategy of the American people for improving their health and well-being through the prevention of suicide.


Letter from the NCSP to the U.S. Surgeon General

American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Jason Foundation
The Jed Foundation
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS)
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
The Link's National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
  
Samaritans USA
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