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Seniors/Geriatric


Health Care

The link below leads to an article written for the primary care practitioner discussing suicide prevention among elderly populations.


Military and Veterans

ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

The links below will connect you to the Department of Defense Military Health System and specifically to links regarding Suicide Prevention and access to Mental Health Services for active duty personnel and their families.  The introduction to the website reads:
"Being in the military can be stressful -- both physically and mentally -- which can put service members and their families at a high risk for depression. Sometimes depression can escalate and tragically end in suicide. It is important that you know the symptoms of depression and signs of suicide so that you can spot them in yourself and others. All segments of the MHS want to prevent suicides, and there are many resources available to get help. This month we aim to educate service members, peers, family members, co-workers, friends and the public on how to recognize the signs of suicide, where to access care and treatment, and how to intervene."
VETERANS
If you are a Veteran, Veteran family member, member of a Veterans Service Organization, or member of another group interested in VA mental health care you can use the link below to learn what mental health services your local or regional VA health care facility has pledged to provide to Veterans.  There is a wealth of information not only about Suicide Prevention, but a mulititude of mental health sevices and many other resources available to Military Personnel and their families.  This link is the gateway to mental health and related resources provided by The United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Suicide and the Workplace

 

What Co Workers Can Do To Prevent Suicide

http://www.sprc.org/featured_resources/customized/co_workers.asp

Suicide Danger Signs
As a supervisor, you have a key role in identifying employees who may benefit from a referral to the company’s employee assistance program (EAP). The following DANGER signs can help you identify an employee who might be at risk of suicide.

http://www.valueoptions.com/suicide_prev/html%20pages/Suicide%20Danger%20Signs.htm

Mental Illness and the Workplace: Lifting the Stigma

http://www.valueoptions.com/suicide_prev/html%20pages/Mental%20Illness%20and%20the%20Workplace%20Lifting%20the%20Stigma.htm

How Mentally Healthy Is Your Workplace?  A self assessment of organizational culture. This is an excellent checklist for managers and employees alike to help assess just how healthy a workplace and working culture really is.

http://workingminds.org/images/Workplace_checklist.pdf

Coping With The Death Of A Co Worker By Suicide

http://www.valueoptions.com/suicide_prev/html%20pages/When%20a%20Coworker%20Dies%20by%20Suicide.htm

Suicide Prevention in the NFL: An Employers Response

http://www.sprc.org/directorsblog/nfl-demonstrates-we-all-have-role-play-advancing-suicide-prevention


Youth and School-Based Suicide Prevention

Risk of Depression following concussion:

HEADS UP: www.cdc.gov/headsup/index

Finding Yourself: Overcoming Anxiety and Fear (video):  http://us.reachout.com/real-stories/video/

My Life ( story ):  http://us.reachout.com/real-stories/story/my-life

Below you can find extensive information from an excellent website provided by the Livestrong Foundation. Click on any of the links below to enter a very comprehensive and readable collection of articles written by a variety of mental health professionals focusing on suicide prevention among youth and teens.

Danger Signs of Adolescent Suicide:  http://www.livestrong.com/article/90203-danger-signs-adolescent-suicide/

Suicidal Talk in Children:  http://www.livestrong.com/article/243991-suicidal-talk-in-children/

Bullying: http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/library/Suicide_Bullying_Issue_Brief.pdf

http:www.pacer.org

Locker 572-written by local author L.T.Kodzo

While geared toward high-school students, this contemporary novel speaks to us all about the importance of standing up to bullying, and the potential consequences if we don't.