ASSOCIATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Adolescent Depression and Suicide Support, One Conversation at a time.
Food-4-Thought seeks to raise awareness about Teen Suicide through the age-old practice of conversing over a meal. Through the use of recipes, the gathering of family and friends over a meal, or the sharing in food preparation around a kitchen, where stories are shared, we hope to make a difference in the world.
The Suicide Prevention Action Network is a 501 organization that was founded in 1996 by Gerald and Elsie Weyrauch, whose 34-year-old daughter, Terri, died by suicide. SPAN USA is "dedicated to preventing suicide through public education and awareness, community action and federal, state and local grassroots advocacy. Wikipedia*
RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS
FOR SELF HELP & SUPPORT GROUPS
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI. NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Montgomery County, MD: (301) 949-5852. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County (NAMI MC) provides support, education, public awareness, and advocacy so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
National Mental Health Association: 1-800-969-NMHA. Learn more about mental illness. This section covers mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, addiction and others.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 1-800-82-NDMDA. DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Parent Stress Line: 1 (800) 632 8188. Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children do not hesitate to call us. Trained volunteer counselors offer a way to relieve stress in an environment which is non-judgmental along with being sympathetic.
Skin Game-A Cutter's Memoir by Caroline Kettelwell
Bodies Under Siege by Dr. Armando Favazza, MD
The Plight of Chronic Self-Mutilators by Dr. Armando Favazza, MD and Karen Conteri
CUT-by Patricia McCormick
A Bright Red Scream by Marilee Strong
Women Who Hurt Themselves, A Book of Hope and Understanding by Dusty Miller
The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence by Tracy Alderman, PhD
Cutting The Pain Away by Ann Holmes and Carol Nadelson
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT) by Dr. Marsha Linehan PhD
Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
1 (855) 577- 8772
The Menninger Clinic, in Houston Texas, is a freestanding 501(c)(3) nonprofit hospital governed by The Menninger Clinic Board of Directors. Day-to-day management is the responsibility of our executive team, while our clinical leaders have responsibility for ensuring high-quality patient care.