National Resources

Critical Crossroads: Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department

A new toolkit on emergency mental health care for children was developed by HRSA with participation from multiple federal partners and content experts. This toolkit may be of particular interest to individuals who are currently using our FISP or SAFETY interventions, or individuals who care for children and adolescents presenting with mental health emergencies or crises.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network works to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. The ASAP Center is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

American Association of Suicidology

AAS provides education, training, and resources related to suicide prevention and intervention, and support to those who have been affected by suicide or suicidal behaviors.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness of suicide prevention and the public health problem of suicide through various community engagement activities including the Out of the Darkness Walks. AFSP also funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Center for Child and Family Health

The Center for Child and Family Health is a community practice site within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that provides cutting-edge mental health treatment services and conducts training throughout North Carolina and the Southern United States in innovative treatment strategies like Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA provides peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools.

Duke Center for the Study of Suicide Prevention and Intervention (CSSPI)

The Duke Center for the Study of Suicide Prevention and Intervention (CSSPI) represents a collaborative effort among several clinical research scientists at the Duke Child and Family Study Center to advance our understanding of the risk for suicidal behaviors, and to reduce suicide attempts and suicide deaths. The CSSPI has three key missions related to (1) scientifically sound and innovative research; (2) the study of evidence-based prevention and intervention; and (3) education.

Melissa Institute

The Melissa Institute aims to prevent violence and promote safety in communities through education, service, and research.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The Action Alliance leads suicide prevention initiatives focused on transforming heath care systems, raising public awareness, and disseminating information for comprehensive community-based suicide prevention.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center provides information about organizations that support suicide prevention efforts within tribal communities and throughout the nation. Materials on suicide prevention are also available.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SPRC’s website provides resources, toolkits, and fact sheets related to suicide prevention, in addition to information about in-person trainings, webinars, and online courses.

The Jed Foundation

JED provides programs, online resources, and tools focused on promoting emotional health and suicide prevention among youth. Signature programs include JED Campus, ULifeline, Half of US, Set to Go, and Love is Louder.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. In addition, Lifeline Crisis Chat is a webchat service with 24/7 availability for emotional support and crisis intervention.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project supports free and confidential crisis line, chat, and text messaging services for LGBTQ young people who are feeling suicidal or are in need of support.

Youth Stress and Mood Program (YSAM)

The Youth Stress and Mood Program (YSAM) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is dedicated to improving health and mental health in children and adolescents, and developing and evaluating treatments and services for depression and suicide prevention. The program includes clinical, research, educational, and community training programs aimed at improving care for youths, enhancing strengths in youths and families, and fostering resilience and skills for responding effectively to the variety of stresses that children and families face.