Suicide Prevention: Resources - Mental Health
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Suicide Prevention: Resources

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Suicide Prevention

Resources

Resources for Veterans and Their Loved Ones

Resources for Community Members

  • Community Outreach Toolkit
    This toolkit is an online guide for people and organizations hosting or participating in events to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

  • Social Media Safety Toolkit
    The Social Media Safety Toolkit includes best practices, resources, and sample posts for responding to social media posts that indicate a Veteran is having thoughts of suicide.

  • Veterans Crisis Line Shareable Materials
    Show your support for our Nation’s Veterans and their families and encourage them to get the care they deserve. View and download ready-to-use Veterans Crisis Line materials at VeteransCrisisLine.net/SpreadTheWord to tell people in your networks about this free and confidential resource for all Veterans and their families. You can also:

  • Share content online.
    Post about the Veterans Crisis Line on Facebook and Twitter and share the Veterans Crisis Line website with your friends and followers.

  • Watch and share videos.
    Watch Veterans Crisis Line public service announcements at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Videos and share them with your networks or on your website. You can also download the videos at VeteransCrisisLine.net/SpreadTheWord.

Resources for Providers

Resources for Communicating About Veteran Suicide

  • Safe Messaging Best Practices Fact Sheet
    Research has shown that the way we communicate about suicide can influence behavior in a positive or negative way. Adapted from the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide, this fact sheet offers guidance on how to communicate about suicide in a safe and ethical manner, correct misconceptions, convey hope, and encourage help-seeking behaviors among those at risk for suicide.