Community Resources

Resources for Suicide Prevention

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
  2. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/resources
  3. Moving Forward is a free, on-line educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you to better handle life’s challenges. It is designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. - See more at: http://www.startmovingforward.org/#sthash.phO2s1yW.dpuf
  4. The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) were established by Congress with the goal of researching the causes and treatments of mental disorders and using education to put new knowledge into routine clinical practice in the VA. http://www.mirecc.va.gov/
  5. VISN 3 MIRECC: The focus is on maximizing recovery for veterans with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI).  http://www.mirecc.va.gov/MIRECC/visn3/
  6. VISN 19 MIRECC:The focus is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicide in the veteran population. http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/
  7. VA ACE Card and VA ACE Brochure: The purpose of ACE is to help Veterans, their family members and friends learn that they can take the necessary steps to get help. The acronym ACE (Ask, Care, and Escort) summarizes the steps needed to take an active and valuable role in suicide prevention. The VA ACE Card is a pocket guide, supported by the VA ACE Brochure which provides more in depth information.
    1. VA ACE Card: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/VA_ACE_CARD_8_6_2009_final_version.pdf
    2. VA ACE Brochure: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/VA_Brochure_08_25_2009.pdf