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Ninety per cent of people who engage in suicide-related behaviours are experiencing depression, other mental health issues, or have an addiction.

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Mental health and suicide prevention in youth



Centre for Suicide Prevention
The CSP is an education centre specializing in curriculum development, training programs, and library and information services.  The purpose of the Centre is to inform and equip people with additional knowledge and skills in the prevention of suicide.

Lifeline Gallery
Lifeline Gallery is a place to share and listen to stories of hope and recovery. The website provides a safe space for survivors of suicide, suicide attempt survivors, those who struggled with suicidal thoughts, and those in the suicide prevention field to share their stories.

General information on suicide provided by Medline Plus, including links to many aspects and related topics of suicides.
A website dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness, and support.

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Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The CASP works towards reducing the suicide rate and minimizing the harmful consequences of suicide by advocating, supporting and educating.

Community Lifelines
The website of David Masecar (M.A., C. Psychological Associate), who is working to provide knowledge, resources and services which address  strengths based approaches to challenges associated with attention/learning, mood/anxiety, loss, grief, trauma and suicide.

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia
The Crisis Centre is a volunteer driven organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. The website has information on its programs and services, how to get help, and how you can help.

Manitoba Suicide Line
The website of the Manitoba Suicide Line, a toll-free, 24-hour crisis line run by trained crisis counsellors, providing counselling, support, information, and referrals for people who are feeling suicidal, concerned friends and family, and survivors of suicide loss.

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
The SPCCH is a charitable non-profit organization involving professionals and individuals from the community who are interested in suicide prevention and its related issues as well as the promotion of public awareness. The website has information about membership, meetings, and resources and training related to suicide prevention.

United States

American Association of Suicidology
The AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The AFSP is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
SAVE was one of U.S.'s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. The website has information and resources related to depression, suicide, and coping with loss.

Suicide Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website has a section dedicated to suicide prevention, with links to fact sheets, scientific information, and other resources. 

Suicide Prevention (NIMH)
The NIMH website has a section on suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
The SPAN USA serves as the public policy and advocacy division of the AFSP. The network was created to raise awareness, build political will, and call for action with regard to creating, advancing, implementing and evaluating a national strategy to address suicide in our nation.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The SPRC provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the U.S. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.


International Association for Suicide Prevention
The IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behaviour, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academians, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.

LivingWorks is a suicide prevention-intervention training company that helps communities become suicide-safer by increasing helper competencies in working with persons at risk of suicide through programs such as suicideTALK, safeTALK, and ASIST. The website is a portal to understanding and accessing the different programs offered by the company.

Suicide and Mental Health Association International
SMHAI is dedicated to suicide and mental health related issues. SMHAI seeks to prevent suicidal behaviour and relieve its effects on all who may be affected by it.

Suicide Prevention (WHO)
This page is the suicide prevention section under the mental health programme of the WHO. The website provides information on suicide statistics and suicide prevention strategies from around the world.

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Canadian Mental Health Association
The CMHA is a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Canadian Psychiatric Association
The CPA is the national voluntary professional association for Canada's 4,000 psychiatrists. The CPA advocates for the professional needs of its members and promotes excellence in education, research, and clinical practice.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences (McMaster University)
A multidisciplinary department at McMaster University affiliated with Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The department is committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in clinical care, research, teaching and innovative educational developments.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
The MDAO is dedicated to providing education and information for people with mood disorders, families, professional and the public concerning mood disorders.

United States

American Psychiatric Association
The APA is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the most influential worldwide. The association publishes various journals and pamphlets, as well as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the United States’ leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives, by advocating for changes in policy, educating the public and providing critical information, and delivering urgently needed programs and services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the United States’ largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI offers an array of programs, initiatives, and activities revolving around awareness, education, and advocacy.

National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research.


Movement for Global Mental Health
The Movement for Global Mental Health is a global network of individuals and institutions with the aim to improve services for people with mental disorders worldwide.

World Federation for Mental Health
WFMH is an international membership organization that seeks to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.

World Health Organization
The WHO’s section on mental health, with links to WHO programmes and activities related to mental health, publications, and statistics from around the world.

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Blue Wave
The purpose of Blue Wave is not to counsel or recommend but rather, direct people to the professional people or organizations who can provide help and assistance. The website is a portal where youth and parents can learn about the challenges surrounding mental health issues through stories and other media.

Canadian Light for Life Foundation
The Light for Life Foundation is a community-based program, dedicated to helping youth worldwide through the use of the Yellow Ribbon Program®, a pro-active, preventative outreach program. Website provides information on the program and how it can be used to save lives.

Children's Mental Health Ontario
CMHO represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. The website provides current and accurate information to help parents navigate Ontario's children's mental health system, as well as resources for professionals.

Half of Us
Half of Us is a campaign by mtvU and The Jed Foundation to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

Honouring Life Network
The Honouring Life Network is a source for aboriginal youth suicide prevention resources. The website features an extensive list of online suicide prevention resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.

Mind Your Mind
Mind Your Mind is an award winning site for youth by youth. The website provides information, resources, and tools to help youth manage stress, crisis, and mental health problems.

Parents for Children’s Mental Health
PCMH is a provincial, non-profit, parent-led organization based on Ontario, Canada. PCMH provides support, education, and empowerment by linking networks of families, communities, agencies, and government.

Teen Mental Health
An award-winning website dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.

Your Life Counts
YLC  is dedicated to helping youth change the self destructive and addictive behaviours that can lead to suicide through community education, strategic intervention programs and online support initiatives.
The website features advice and information about mind, body and soul.

Youth Net Hamilton
Youth Net Hamilton is a mental health promotion and early intervention program for youth ages 13 to 18 based on the original Youth Net/Réseau Ado program started in Ottawa. Youth Net promotes youth mental health through focus groups and its youth advisory team.

Youth Suicide Prevention
Online source for suicide prevention with a section providing resources and information specifically for youth and friends of youth, and a separate section for adults, parents, and friends of suicidal youth

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