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Resources:

  • A Suicide Prevention Decision Tree for Action is provided in .pdf format to help gatekeepers and concerned parties know how and when to act if they believe they are in communication with a potentially suicidal individual.
  • Another important document is provided as a means of assisting those in helping positions to prioritize their self-care during a crisis.  Self-Care for Helpers

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  This is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

Dr. Tim Doty has co-authored a guidebook for faith communities about preventing suicide and responding to the crisis with a sensitivity to prevention in the future.  The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention: A Guidebook for Faith Leaders is available through Amazon.com.

A valuable resource for schools responding to crisis events is “A Practical Guide For Crisis Response in Our Schools,” 5th Edition, by Dr. Mark Lerner.