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Resources

Talking to Kids About Suicide
See video at the Child Mind Institute website

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
202-966-7300
www.aacap.org

A non-profit membership based organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its website has a "Facts for Families" feature that provides up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Does not provide individual consultations or referrals to specific child/adolescent psychiatrists.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
4201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 408
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-237-2280
www.suicidology.org

A not-for-profit organization that promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers with the goal of understanding and preventing suicide. Sponsors an annual "Healing After Suicide" conference for survivors.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
120 Wall St., 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10005
888-333-AFSP
www.afsp.org

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding research, developing prevention initiatives and offering educational programs and conferences for survivors, mental health professionals, physicians and the public. Has a user-friendly website that provides information and education about suicide and mental illness. Also sponsors an annual National Survivors of Suicide Day conference every November and conducts community walks throughout the U.S. to support survivors and raise money to fund research.

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd
Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
888-357-7924
www.psych.org

Resource for referrals to psychiatrists

American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
800-964-2000
www.apa.org

Resource for referrals to psychologists

The Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
630-990-0010
www.compassionatefriends.org

For all parents and siblings who have experienced the death of a child, brother, or sister. Sponsors support groups, newsletters, and on-line support groups throughout the country, as well as an annual national conference for bereaved families.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7224
800-826-3632
www.dbsalliance.org

A not-for-profit organization committed to fostering an understanding about the impact and management of depression and bipolar disorder. Distributes information packets free of charge to anyone and maintains a toll-free information and referral line.

The Dougy Center
The National Center for Grieving Children & Families
P.O. Box 86852
Portland, OR 97286
503-775-5683
www.dougy.org

Publishes extensive resources for helping children and teens who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or friend, including, "After Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids."

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Three Colonial Place
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
800-950-6264
www.nami.org

Grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.

Samaritan's Hope

A non-denominational, not-for-profit volunteer organization serving greater Boston & Metrowest communities, dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis and educating the community about effective prevention strategies.

www.samaritanshope.org