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SUICIDE PREVENTION




THE AMERICIAN FOUNDATION
FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION




THE AMERICIAN FOUNDATION
FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION



The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is one of the most prominent suicide-prevention organizations in America. It funds research into the psychology of suicide, advocates for better training of doctors and medical health personnel, and provides chapters across the U.S. for people affected by suicide to find support and community.



CRISIS TEXT LINE


CRISIS TEXT LINE



If you are having suicidal thoughts and are unable to find a private space to call a helpline, feel scared to be overheard, don't feel capable of speaking fluently, or just feel more comfortable expressing yourself via text, there are specific options available to you. One is Crisis Text Line. It accepts texts from anybody in any kind of crisis, from suicidal thoughts to mood worries or other issues, and immediately connects all texters 24/7 with a trained counselor who will help them manage what they're experiencing. Its founders told the New Yorker that the idea emerged from a situation in which an assault survivor was unable to make a phone call to a helpline. The number, 741741, is designed to be exceptionally easy to input for texters.



THE JED FOUNDATION


THE JED FOUNDATION



The Jed Foundation, also known as JED, operates on two fronts: it provides immediate help for those with suicidal thoughts or who have been affected by suicide, and also does educational workshops and training to help young people navigate difficult life changes while taking care of their emotional health. Founded in 1998 by Donna and Phil Satow, whose son Jed died by suicide, the Jed Foundation works with high schools and colleges across the U.S. to help give students emotional coping skills and make mental health a priority on the curriculum. Their aim is to become involved with the lives of young adults before suicidal ideation can occur in the first place.



VETERANS CRISIS LINE


VETERANS CRISIS LINE



In 2014, Veteran Affairs found that approximately 20 veterans in the U.S. died by suicide every day, and veterans made up 18 percent of all adult suicides. That burden is colossal, and the Veterans Crisis Line is there to help. A 24/7 telephone, text, and chat service specifically for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their friends and family, it has facilities to help homeless veterans and a self-check quiz for those concerned about their own mental health. Since its launch in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line has answered nearly 2.7 million calls. The VCL is part of the organization of helplines run by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.





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