Links - Depression/Suicide
Half Of Us
This site exists to raise awareness about the presence of mental health issues on campus (half of all college students struggle with some type of mental health issue) and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Suicide Reference Library
The Suicide Reference Library exists "to provide helpful information to those who are involved in suicide awareness, grief support, and educational activities." The Library contains many helpful articles.
This site addresses the growing problem of Internet predators and online bullying. Designed to help parents and educators equip kids to have a safe and healthy online experience. Features facts, news, resources and strategies for handling cyberbullying.
The post-Columbine culture is one rightly concerned with appropriate responses to school shootings and other critical incidents. This site from the National Network of Youth Ministries features the helpful work of the Critical Incident Response Task Force commissioned by the Network in 2002.
Cyberbully.org is the place to discover more about cyberbullying and how it may be affecting children and teens you know and love. Their mission is "Mobilizing educators, parents, students, and others to combat online social cruelty."
Break the Cycle
The online home to nonprofit organization Break the Cycle whose mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from dating and domestic violence. Includes program information, dating and domestic violence information, and info on where to go to get help.
Parents dealing with troubled or defiant teens often don’t know where to turn for help. Teen Options matches these teens with schools to help them deal with a wide variety of issues including behavioral and substance abuse problems. Teen Options will work with families to find the best and most cost effective solutions to family problems.
CyberTipLine is a part of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Besides being a place to report leads about missing and exploited children, the website also offers valuable tips for parents, teens, and children internet users on how to stay safe online.
Hopeline provides a place for youth in crisis to go for help. They offer contact information for certified crisis centers. A great link and source of hope for youth who are thinking about or contemplating suicide.
The Institute For Youth Development
IYD is a non-partisan, non-profit organization promoting a comprehensive risk avoidance message to youth for harmful risk behaviors that are linked: alcohol, drugs, sex tobacco and violence. The site is designed for professionals, parents and teens.
Teens in Trouble
Site created by a parent as a guide to credible sites offering information and support to parents facing the complex and difficult problems of raising and relating to teens in trouble.
Griefnet offers 30 e-mail support groups and two Web sites. It includes a moderated chat room for children and their parents who are in grief, lists of books, newsletters a directory of suicide prevention, survivors information and more.
Children's Defense Fund
Site from the non-profit organization whose mission is to "leave no child behind and to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities".