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You can get help for your child using the following resources. You may need to call several places to determine which one best meets your needs.

National Mental Health Resources

  • 1-800-237-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • Find quality treatment options close to home using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) confidential and anonymous online treatment locator: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA's National Helpline: Call for 24/7, free and confidential information for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.
References
  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC.
  • Aseltine, R., et al. (2007). Evaluating the SOS suicide prevention program: A replication and extension. BMC Public Health 7(161).
  • Baber, K., & Bean, G. (2009). Frameworks: A community-based approach to preventing youth suicide. Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 684-696.
  • Brent, D. A, Moritz, G., Bridge, J., Perper, J., & Canobbio, R. (1996). Long-term impact of exposure to suicide: A three-year controlled follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,35, 646-653.
  • Brent DA, Baugher M, Bridge J, Chen T, Chiappetta L (1999), Age- and sex related risk factors for adolescent suicide. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:1497–1505
  • 1505Brymer, M., Jacobs A., Layne C., Pynoos, R., Ruzek J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., & Watson, P. (2006). Psychological first aid field operations guide (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: National Child Traumatic Stress Network and National Center for PTSD. Available for download at http://ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/PFA_2ndEditionwithappendices.pdf
  • Bubrick, K., Goodman, J. & Whitlock, J. (2010). Non-suicidal self-injury in schools: Developing and implementing schoolprotocol. [Fact sheet] Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and YoungAdults. Retrieved from http://crpsib.com/userfiles/NSSI-schools.pdf
  • Centers for Disease Control. (1988). CDC recommendations for a community plan for the prevention and containment of suicide clusters. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 37(Suppl. S-6). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001755.htm
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance-United States, 2007. Surveillance Summaries. MMWR, 57 (Whole No. SS-4).
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (2014). The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools. Retrieved February 3, 2015 from: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-suicide-translation-final-a.pdf
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance –United States, 2013. Surveillance Summaries. MMWR, 63, No. 4. Retrieved on February 3, 2015 from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf
  • Centers for Disease Control. (2016). QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, Suicide, and HomicideAmong Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal WklyRep 2016;65:1203. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6543a8
  • De Leo, D., & Heller, T. (2008). Social modeling in the transmission of suicidality. Crisis: International Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 29(1), 11-19.
  • De Luca, S. M., Wyman, P., & Warren, K. (2012). Latina adolescent suicide ideations and attempts: Associations with connectedness to parents, peers, and teachers. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 42(6), 672–683.
  • Dupere V., Leventhal T., Lacourse E., (2009). Neighborhood poverty and suicidal thoughts and attempts in late adolescents. Psychological Medicine. 39, 1295-1306.
  • El-Sayed AM, Tracy M, Scarborough P, Galea S (2011) Suicide among Arab-Americans. PLoS ONE 6(2): e14704. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014704.
  • Erbacher, T. A., Singer, J. B., Poland, S. (2015). Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. New York: Routledge.
  • Gender Spectrum. (2015). Understanding Gender. Retrieved from https://www.genderspectrum.org/quick-links/under standing-gender
  • Gould, et al. (2005). Evaluating Iatrogenic Risk of Youth Suicide Screening Programs. American Medical Association, 293(13), 1635-1643.
  • Gould, M., et al. (2003). Youth suicide risk and preventive interventions: A review of the past 10 years. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42 (4), 386-405.
  • Gould, M. S., & Kramer, R. A. (2001). Youth suicide prevention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 31(Suppl.), 6-31.
  • Graham, A., Reser, J., Scuderi, C., Zubrick, S., Smith, M., & Turley, B. (2000). Suicide: An Australian Psychological Society discussion paper. Australian Psychologist, 35, 1-28.
  • Hollingsworth, J. (2007). Oregon youth suicide prevention. Youth suicide prevention, intervention, & postvention guidelines: A resource for school personnel (2nd revision) [A modification for Oregon of the May 2002 edition ofYouth suicide prevention, intervention and postvention guidelines: A resource for school personnel. Augusta: TheMaine Youth Suicide Prevention Program.]. Eugene, OR: Looking Glass Youth and Family Services. Retrieved fromhttp://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ipe/ysp/docs/yspipg.pdf
  • Insel, B. J., & Gould, M. S. (2008). Impact of modeling on adolescent suicidal behavior. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 31, 293-316.
  • Kataoka, S.; Zhang, L.; & Wells, K. (2002). Unmet need for mental health care among U.S. children: Variation by ethnicityand insurance status. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159 (9), 1548-1555.
  • Kerr, M. M., Brent, D. A., McKain, B., & McCommons, P. S. (2003). Postvention Standards Manual: A guide for a school’sresponse in the aftermath of sudden death (fourth ed.). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Retrieved from http://www.starcenter.pitt.edu/files/document/Postvention.pdf
  • Kessler, R. C., Berglund, P., Demler, O., Jin, R., Walters, E. E. 2005. Life-time prevalence and age-of-onset distribution of DSM-IV disorders in the national co-morbidity survey replication. Archives of General Psychiatry,62, 593-602.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (2014). The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools. Retrieved February 3, 2015 from: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-suicide-translation-final-a.pdf
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance –United States, 2013. Surveillance Summaries. MMWR, 63, No. 4. Retrieved on February 3, 2015 from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf
  • Centers for Disease Control. (2016). QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, Suicide, and HomicideAmong Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal WklyRep 2016;65:1203. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6543a8
  • De Leo, D., & Heller, T. (2008). Social modeling in the transmission of suicidality. Crisis: International Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 29(1), 11-19.
  • De Luca, S. M., Wyman, P., & Warren, K. (2012). Latina adolescent suicide ideations and attempts: Associations with connectedness to parents, peers, and teachers. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 42(6), 672–683.
  • Dupere V., Leventhal T., Lacourse E., (2009). Neighborhood poverty and suicidal thoughts and attempts in late adolescents. Psychological Medicine. 39, 1295-1306.
  • El-Sayed AM, Tracy M, Scarborough P, Galea S (2011) Suicide among Arab-Americans. PLoS ONE 6(2): e14704. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014704.
  • Erbacher, T. A., Singer, J. B., Poland, S. (2015). Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. New York: Routledge.
  • Gender Spectrum. (2015). Understanding Gender. Retrieved from https://www.genderspectrum.org/quick-links/under standing-gender
  • Gould, et al. (2005). Evaluating Iatrogenic Risk of Youth Suicide Screening Programs. American Medical Association, 293(13), 1635-1643.
  • Gould, M., et al. (2003). Youth suicide risk and preventive interventions: A review of the past 10 years. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42 (4), 386-405.
  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC.
  • Aseltine, R., et al. (2007). Evaluating the SOS suicide prevention program: A replication and extension. BMC Public Health 7(161).
  • Baber, K., & Bean, G. (2009). Frameworks: A community-based approach to preventing youth suicide. Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 684-696.
  • Brent, D. A, Moritz, G., Bridge, J., Perper, J., & Canobbio, R. (1996). Long-term impact of exposure to suicide: A three-year controlled follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,35, 646-653.
  • Brent DA, Baugher M, Bridge J, Chen T, Chiappetta L (1999), Age- and sex related risk factors for adolescent suicide. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:1497–1505
  • 1505Brymer, M., Jacobs A., Layne C., Pynoos, R., Ruzek J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., & Watson, P. (2006). Psychological first aid field operations guide (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: National Child Traumatic Stress Network and National Center for PTSD. Available for download at http://ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/PFA_2ndEditionwithappendices.pdf
  • Bubrick, K., Goodman, J. & Whitlock, J. (2010). Non-suicidal self-injury in schools: Developing and implementing schoolprotocol. [Fact sheet] Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and YoungAdults. Retrieved from http://crpsib.com/userfiles/NSSI-schools.pdf
  • Centers for Disease Control. (1988). CDC recommendations for a community plan for the prevention and containment of suicide clusters. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 37(Suppl. S-6). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001755.htm
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance-United States, 2007. Surveillance Summaries. MMWR, 57 (Whole No. SS-4).