Ask & you Will Receive: a Fundraising Guide for Suicide Prevention Advocates

This manual provides guidelines for suicide prevention advocates who are doing fundraising. Topics covered include: realizing you need to ask; thinking through your approach; selecting a strategy; & getting the ball rolling – asking individuals, organizations, holding special events, raising funds online, & securing in-kind donations. A number of links to other online fundraising guides […]

SNEHA-Working With Suicide (IN: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Developing Countries: NGO Innovations in India, ed. by V Patel and R Thara)


Community Capacity Building and Mobilization in Youth Mental Health Promotion: the Story of West Carleton – how the Community Helper Program Evolved…

This report explores key concepts in youth mental health promotion, demonstrating how these concepts can & have been operationalized & implemented at the community level. Key concepts are first defined. The experience of youth suicide in a rural community is then used to illustrate, in practical terms, how these concepts have real-life application. In the […]

National Suicide Review Group Annual Report 2000: Suicide Prevention, Education and Research

This annual report describes the progress of the National Suicide Review Group in Ireland. It presents recommendations for health professionals, schools & the community related to suicide prevention, intervention & postvention. Developments related to suicide prevention in 2000 are included. (SC)

Mental Health Promotion Tool Kit: a Practical Resource for Community Initiatives

This book has 2 parts. The first part presents examples of effective mental health promotion at the community level. The second part has six chapters which set out the process of developing, implementing & evaluating mental health promotion projects. The chapters include: 1) analyzing community resources & needs; 2) planning your project; 3) securing resources; […]

Our Business is Suicide Prevention

Gambling + Suicide = Crisis Centers: Are you in or out?

Pathological gamblers are a high-risk group for suicide. In this presentation, Campbell stated that it is important for cris centers in states where gambling is now prevalent, or will be in the future, to be as informed as possible about the psychological risks that accompany compulsive gambling. Opportunities where crisis centres can facilitate prevention, intervention […]

Creating Corporate Sponsorship

This presentation outline addresses key considerations in the development of Friends for Life, a joint initiative by the Canadian Mental Health Association & SaskPower to reduce fatal & non-fatal youth suicidal behaviours in Saskatchewan. It also provides general information on the process of developing and building relationships with corporate sponsors.

A Working Guide to Establishing Community-Based Youth Health & Support Centres

Message From the President: “Growing Pains”

This message from the president of the American Association of Suicidology addresses the fact that the membership of this organization was not growing – in the 3 years up to 1990, the number of members had remained at 1,300. Slaby urges current members to try and bring in new members, & also, if able, to […]

Gambling + Suicide = Crisis Centers. Are you in or out?

Pathological gamblers are a high-risk group for suicide. In this presentation, Campbell discussed how his agency, the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, has developed a plan to facilitate prevention, intervention & postvention services in the area of problem gambling. The numerous opportunities for crisis centres to become involved in this issue & the benefits of […]

Suicide Prevention Program: Concept and Work Plan

A new program for the prevention of suicide & other forms of self-destructive behaviours in Alaskan communities is described. The program is based on the findings & recommendations of the Senate Special Committee on Suicide Prevention & is designed to give communities the maximum amount of power to plan their own programs. The underlying concepts […]

Befriending the Suicidal in India

The author discusses the challenges & opportunities in suicide prevention in India. Among the challenges are problems with communications, volunteerism (a new concept in India), rapidly changing family structures, fundraising, & the lack of adequate mental health services. These difficulties & restraints have led to innovation, e.g. camps on suicide risk & prevention, working with […]

States With Teen Suicide Prevention Legislation

Prevention Through Research and Education

This pamphlet briefly describes the role of the American Suicide Foundation, characteristics of suicide, and it describes depression, despair, and death as being the 3 D’s of suicide.

Suicide Prevention: Private Sector Also Involved

The American Suicide Foundation, a private organization, was formed by members of the private sector. Major projects of the Foundation include grants to help medical centres concerned with suicide research & prevention, collection of data on completed suicides, & funding of treatment, education, prevention programs. The Foundation is presently cataloguing suicide survivor’s groups & establishing […]

Recommendation 6: Broader Approaches to Preventing Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 1: Overview and Recommendations)

The Task Force on Youth Suicide reports on Recommendation 6 which involves a broader approach to preventing youth suicide. The involvement of both public & private sectors is necessary. Such sectors include business, media & entertainment, religion, criminal & juvenile justice systems, & families. An action plan is included to describe how each of the […]

Prevention/Intervention Programs for Suicidal Adolescents (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 3: Prevention and Interventions in Youth Suicide)

This study describes current efforts in adolescent suicide prevention & intervention. Using mail questionnaires, 396 programs serving suicidal adolescents were surveyed including crisis telephone services & walk-in clinics. Topics investigated included visibility of programs & funding sources. The authors found that services for suicidal adolescents are not centralized. Problems of existing programs include poor record […]

Characteristics of Suicide Prevention/Intervention Programs: Analysis of a Survey (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 3: Prevention and Interventions in Youth Suicide)

Reports the results of 395 suicide prevention/intervention programs e.g. telephone services. Each type of program is described in terms of 10 factors e.g. location. The services most often offered were education & public awareness, & telephone crisis lines. Most programs needed more funds & staff. The average number of suicide-related adolescents served last year was […]

Interventions Through Business and Philanthropy to Prevent Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 4: Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide)

Youth suicide prevention currently in the U.S. is not an area of emphasis for foundation funding or business involvement. The author reviews the support presently provided by foundations & businesses, & suggests several strategies to increase this support. (CM)

Getting Corporate Help

Wyatt believes it is necessary to involve young people in worthwhile activities to reduce the number of problems that can lead to suicide. She discusses the work of ACTION, & a federal corporation, & outlines funding & publicity strategies that can be used in establishing youth programs in areas of need. (NBB)

Proposed Plan for a Suicide Prevention Service in the City of Red Deer and Area

This proposal, dated Mar 21 1984, was presented to the Red Deer Alternative Futures Board by the Suicide Prevention Crisis Intervention Advisory Committee. The Table of contents lists an introductory statement and 7 separate headings: Core Agency Roles & Functions, Coordination of Services, Procedural Plans, Coordination of Client Treatment Programs, Public Awareness & Training, Budget, […]

A Systematic Approach to Suicide Prevention: The Alberta Model

This paper details the progress (1984) in implementing proposals contained in the 1976 Boldt Report. Government action is outlined & ongoing processes & programs are described. These include Outreach, CISPP, CORE, suicide bereavement programs, education & training, SIEC, SPTP, & NSPTP. Activity in the areas of research & fund raising is also reported. (NBB)