Connections & Resources
If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or 911, text "Talk" to 741741
For Teens & Young Adults:
From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), More Than Sad : Teen Depression is an approximately 75-minute program that teaches teens to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others; challenges existing stigma surrounding depression; and demystifies the treatment process. This program focuses on high school students.
The AFSP-produced film It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school’s educational program to encourage help-seeking.
It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health Intended for High School Students is a 45-minute program that provides young people with mental health education and resources. The program raises awareness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help.
Speaking with children after a death by suicide:
More Than Sad: Parent Education is an approximately 90-minute program that teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems; initiate a conversation about mental health with their child; and get help. This program focuses on parents and guardians of teen youth.
For Schools (see Programs as well)
For General Information and Community:
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is AFSP’s standardized, 45-60 minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives.
NAMI - You Are Not Alone - NAMI’s first ever book, is here to offer help. Written by Dr. Ken Duckworth with the expertise of a leading psychiatrist and the empathy of a family member affected by mental illness, this comprehensive guide includes stories from over 130 people who have been there — including people with mental illness and caregivers — and understand how challenging it can be to find the help you need, when you need it.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
Our Community Programs: https://afsp.org/community-programs
Bringing Prevention to Schools: https://afsp.org/bring-suicide-prevention-to-your-school
Loss & Healing Program: https://afsp.org/ive-lost-someone
Healing Conversations Program: https://afsp.org/healing-conversations
If you have any questions or need any additional information regarding the programs – please reach out to the contacts directly.
Daemion Counseling Center
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mary Ann Murtha
Greater Philadelphia Area Director
101 W. Eagle Road., Ste. 294, Havertown, PA 19083