We have seen how gun violence and suicide intersect. While two-thirds of all gun deaths are by suicide, survivors of gun violence, more recently from Parkland and Sandy Hook, have also taken their own lives.

Team Enough is determined to promote understanding and work together with partners to prevent suicide. Below you will find resources compiled with a mind to the ways in which our unique identities impact our relationship to mental health and suicide.


GENERAL RESOURCES

A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals, & the merely curious. Provides a directory of international hotlines, grief support, tips on talking about suicide.

Speaks on the link between access to guns and suicide fatality. Calls for wider availability of mental health care.

Provides five steps to prevent others’ self-harm.

Provides tips for coping from traumatic events and disasters.

This guide also has links to resources including coping/recovery for mass shootings, and witnesses of tragic events

A resource for disaster survivors

What Educators Should Know About Supporting Students

Risk Factors and Warning Signs (of Suicide)

Simple tool to help find a psychiatrist, therapist, support group or treatment center

Helps you find mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities

Ideas created by Team ENOUGH students

A variety of resources with a focus on depression and anxiety

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741

Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990
which provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters

Teen Line: 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336) or text TEEN to 839863


RESOURCES FOR SUICIDE ATTEMPT SURVIVORS

Online Resources for loss survivors

How to take care of yourself as a loss survivor


RESOURCES FOR THE QUEER/LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Queer people youth.

Works to transform mental health for queer people. Shares resources to Queer/POC mental health professionals. Intends to increase access to healing resources. Provides technical assistance for social justice organizations.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

GLBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: 212-714-1141 (English and Spanish)

GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743

LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians: 908-367-3374


RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

An organization intending to “remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing.” Holds training events.

An organization intending to “remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing.” Holds training events.

An organization that intends to promote the profession of African Psychology, influence and affect social change, develop programs to solve problems of Black people, develop funding sources for educational programs, etc.

Provides support services to the DC area, information on suicide prevention, and training.

A Program designed to meet the specific mental health needs of Hispanic families, with a focus on “cultural competence.”

Un programa diseñado para cumplir la necesidades de salud mental de los familias Hispanas, con un enfoqué en “competencia cultural.”

Event in Baton Rouge, LA that addresses suicide among African American men.

Information on African American Mental Health

Crisis text line for young people of color, Text STEVE to 741741

Articles on the stigma of seeking mental healthcare among POC who are contemplating suicide and its relationship to structural racism:

Racism and the Invisible Struggle of Mental Health in the Black Community: Touches on the psychological toll of Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson

More African American kids are dying by suicide...: Details the crisis among the African American community and details I Live For, a nonprofit that works to end the stigma around depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders in teenagers and young adults of color.

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles With Suicides Among Its Young: Article on the suicide crisis with native american youth

Suicide and Black American Males Speaks specifically about the use of firearms in suicide among young black people

Blacks, Latinos, Women Found Less Likely To Get The Mental Health Care They Need: Details how certain groups are systematically less likely to get the help they need



RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/EDUCATORS

A Toolkit for Schools by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Guidance for Educators by the National Association of School Psychologists


If you have a resource that you would like to add to this list, please reach out to us at jthomas@bradyunited.org.