Campus Professional Toolkit

Links & National Resources

Mobile Apps

RUOK: O-H-I-O
This is an app created as an outreach project of the Ohio State University Suicide Prevention program, providing access to resources and the suicide prevention hotline which is the closest geographical proximity to the caller.

Suicide Crisis Support
This is a free app for Android phones from the QPR Institute that provides an electronic version of the booklet "The Tender Leaves of Hope, Helping Someone Survive a Suicide Crisis."

safeTALK Wallet Card
The safeTALK Wallet Card is a free iOS app for participants of the safeTALK program, providing an interactive version of the wallet card which allows users to add "KeepSafe Connections".

Wingman Project
This app teaches the Air National Guard's ACE suicide intervention method – Ask, Care, Escort.

Operation Reach Out
This app is aimed at preventing suicide among military personnel, veterans and families. Includes video vignettes and a personal contact help center.

Guard Your Buddy
Guard Your Buddy was developed to give members of the Tennessee National Guard and their families access to critical life resources.

Resources for Practitioners

Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents
A nine-page booklet containing useful information for parents who are concerned that their children may be at risk for suicide; contains information about depression, warning signs of suicide, symptoms and effective treatments for mental illness, and sources of additional suicide prevention information

Medications and Suicidality Resource Center
Features tools to easily identify medications that have been associated with an increased suicidality risk, as well as a variety of other useful resources concerning drug-associated suicidality

USAA Educational Foundation Family Suicide Prevention
Publication that outlines steps service members and their families can take to help themselves or others who may be at risk, including how to recognize and help someone in crisis and where to seek help

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Publications
Free suicide prevention publications including brochures, reports, posters and promotional items

SAMHSA Mental Health Services Locator
Comprehensive information about mental health services and resources that is useful for professionals and the public

Suicide: The Forever Decision
Download a free electronic copy of the book "Suicide: The Forever Decision, For those Thinking about Suicide and for Those who Know, Love and Counsel Them," by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. through the QPR Institute

American Association of Suicidology
Current research on suicide, statistics and resources for translating research into practice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Prevention strategies, statistics, and information about risk and protective factors

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Campus Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

Background information, research, resources, and practical examples to support campus suicide prevention and mental health promotion

Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention
Evidence-based recommendations for creating safe and effective messages to raise public awareness about suicide as a serious and preventable public health problem

Guide to Engaging the Media in Suicide Prevention
Describes how to generate media coverage to create awareness of suicide prevention and serve as an effective media spokesperson

Resources for All Campus Community Members

SAMHSA's What a Difference a Friend Makes
A site for people living with mental illness and their friends – includes tools to help in the recovery process, information about various mental illnesses, real-life stories, and a forum to chat with others who live with mental health problems

The Jed Foundation
A nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students

ULifeline
Information about emotional health and suicide prevention

Half of Us
Tools to check your emotional health, find help and help a friend

Transition Year
Information for students and parents regarding emotional health in college

Take 5 to Save Lives
Learn how to become informed and involved with suicide prevention work

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicidal thinking and behavior

Communicating About Suicide: What’s Helpful? What’s Dangerous? Poster
Using Safe and Effective Messaging to Promote Campus Mental Health and Prevent Suicide.

Training Resources

Webinar with Peter Lake

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Training Institute
Research to Practice Webinars on Suicide Prevention

More than 20 archived webinars on suicide prevention with supplemental materials including PowerPoint presentations and handouts

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop
Two-day training for anyone interested in learning suicide intervention skills and to help individuals feel more comfortable and confident when dealing with an immediate suicide risk situation

Workshops with Dr. David Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP
Training opportunities offer practical information on the assessment of youth suicide risk and prevention strategies

Training Video and Manual from Dr. David Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP
How to Work Effectively with Suicidal Clients (DVD) and Managing Suicide Risk (clinical manual) are available for purchase

JED Veteran Training

Resources for the Media

Mental Health and Suicide Guide
Facts about suicide on college campuses, story ideas and common terminology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media

Potential negative consequences of reporting on suicide and suggestions for proper media coverage

Dart Center for Journalism and Tragedy
Collection of articles on the responsible reporting of suicide

At-a-Glance: Safe Reporting on Suicide
Tips to help reporters and editors safely feature suicide in the media