Skip Navigation LinksSuicide-Prevention-Resources-for-Professionals


Suicide Prevention Resources for Professionals

A bunch of files on a desk

National Resources:

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

The mission of AAS to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Suicide Prevention Resources

Make the Connection

An online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends and other supporters with information, resources and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

PACES Connection

PACEs (Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences) Connection, is an ever-growing social network, connecting those who are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. The network’s 40,000+ members share their best practices, while inspiring each other to grow the PACEs movement.

Prevention Institute's Suicide Prevention Modules 

Preventing trauma and suicide during catastrophic events and beyond.​

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

A federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Walk The Talk America (WTTA)

Through formal education, outreach and engagement with the mental health and firearms communities, Walk the Talk America aspires to reduce firearm suicides and other negative incidents associated with firearms ownership.

Zero Suicide

An initiative based on the foundational belief that suicide deaths for individuals under care within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. The initiative provides information, resources and tools for safer suicide care.

California Resources: 

California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS)'s Mental Health Resources for Youth

California Department of Education (CDE)’s 
Youth Suicide Prevention Resources

Each Mind Matters Resource Center

Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement.​ Browse their initiatives, collections and resources to find tools to improve mental health and equality in communities, prevent suicide and promote student mental health.

Know the Signs (English)  Reconozca Las Señ​ales (Español)

Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This website also features an annual Suicide Prevention Digital Toolkit and links to suicide prevention resources in Spanish and many other languages, as well as a section for youth and schools. 

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s Striving for Zero—California's Strategic Suicide Prevention Plan 2020–​2025 (PDF, 4MB) 

Striving for Zero Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning Learning Collaborative

The Mental Health Services and Oversight Commission (MHSOAC) offers a Striving for Zero Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning Learning Collaborative which aims to advance local strategic planning and implementation in alignment with strategic aims, goals and objectives set forth in California’s Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention, Striving for Zero. Implemented by the Your Social Marketer technical assistance team, the Learning Collaborative is guided by the Strategic Planning Approach from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. This website includes links to suicide prevention guiding documents and reports as well as links to past learning collaborative modules, handouts and county suicide prevention strategic plans in CA. 

This website is designed to support you to increase safety for yourself or a loved one, friend, colleague, or client when suicide risk is elevated. Limiting a person’s access to means by which they may cause themselves harm is called lethal means safety, and here you’ll find information about a range of strategies to promote safety in times of crisis or in anticipation of crisis.

Office of the California Surgeon General

As California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris established early childhood, health equity and ACEs and toxic stress as key priorities. The Office of the California Surgeon General has set the bold goal to reduce ACEs and toxic stress by half in one generation.

Speak for Safety

Speak for Safety is a campaign to raise awareness of the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a historic new tool for temporarily removing guns and ammunition from individuals who are at risk of harming themselves or others.

Take Action for Mental Health

Take Action for Mental Health is the campaign for California’s ongoing mental health movement. It builds upon established approaches and provides resources to support Californians’ mental health needs.

The BulletPoints project

BulletPoints provides clinical tools for firearm injury prevention. The project’s mission is to teach medical and mental health care providers how to reduce the risk of firearm injury in their patients.

The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP)

The UC Davis VPRP is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development focused on the causes, consequences and prevention of violence. They place a particular focus on firearm violence and on the connections between violence, substance abuse and mental illness.

CDPH Resources:

Center for Healthy Communities

Center for Family Health

Office of Health Equity​​​

Need Support Now?
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors that provide free and
confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat
988 Línea de prevencion del suicidio y crisis988 Línea de prevencion del suicidio y crisis
Si tú o alguien que conoces necesita apoyo, llama al 988 (servicio en español) o envía un texto al 988 o chat vía​​​​​​​​ (en inglés).
Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 then Press 1Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 then Press 1
Page Last Updated :