National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: After an Attempt - A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department — This brochure is a guide for family members of a person who has attempted to commit suicide. It describes how they can help inform the emergency department that is treating the patient and how to ensure successful follow-up treatment afterwards.
Family Guide for Your Family Member in the Emergency Department
Suicidal thoughts and actions generate conflicting feelings in family members who love the person who wishes to take his or her own life. That is why this guide was developed for you. It will give you some important points on how to take care of yourself and your family member following a suicide attempt and it will provide resources to help you move forward.
What Happens in the Emergency Department
The goal of an emergency department visit is to get the best outcome for the person at a time of crisis—resolving the crisis, stabilizing the patient medically and emotionally, and making recommendations and referrals for followup care or treatment. There are several steps in the process, and they all take time. ...
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
If you are in crisis, please call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
En español: 1-888-628-9454
To learn more about suicide and to get help, consider the following resources.
In a crisis, contact:
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline that links callers to a nearby crisis center. The Lifeline
accepts calls from non-English speakers.
For more information about suicide and mental illness:
American Association of Suicidology
A resource and education organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.
www.suicidology.org or call 202-237-2280
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
A national medical society committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research, and public education.
www.acep.org or call 1-800-798-1822
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dedicated to advancing the public’s knowledge of suicide and its prevention.
www.afsp.org or call 1-888-333-AFSP
American Psychiatric Association
A national professional organization of psychiatrists.
www.psych.org or call 703-907-7300
American Psychological Association
A national professional organization of psychologists.
www.apa.org or call 1-800-374-2721
An online resource that gives support through e-mail and offers a directory of local crisis helplines.
Covenant House Nineline Hotline
A 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline offering confidential and immediate crisis intervention and referrals to community resources.
Hispanic Community Resource Helpline
(La Linea Nacional de Ayuda)
Offers support for Latinos who need information about educational, health, and human service providers.
Link’s National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare (LINK–NRC)
Provides suicide-related community education in prevention, intervention, aftercare, and support.
www.thelink.org or call 404-256-9797
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Offers information, support, and advocacy for persons affected by mental illnesses.
www.nami.org or call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
National Disability Rights Network
Serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities by guarding against abuse, advocating for basic rights, and ensuring system accountability. The Web site provides a directory of member agencies by State.
www.ndrn.org or call 202-408-9514 or 202-408-9521 (TTY)
National Institute of Mental Health
The leading Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.
www.nimh.nih.gov or call 1-866-615-6464
National Mental Health Association
Addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
www.nmha.org or call 1-800-969-NMHA (6642)
National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC)
A SAMHSA-operated Center that provides information about mental health and is available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Eastern Standard Time to answer mental health questions.
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov or call 1-800-789-2647 or 1-866-889-2647 (TDD)
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide
Addresses and raises awareness about suicide in minority communities.
www.nopcas.com or call 1-866-899-5317
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
A comprehensive national plan to confront suicide in the United States.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Dedicated to preventing suicide through education, public awareness, and stigma reduction.
www.save.org or call 952-946-7998
Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) USA
A national organization dedicated to action and advocacy for suicide prevention.
www.spanusa.org or call 202-449-3600
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Supports suicide prevention with the best of science, skills, and practice.
www.sprc.org or call 1-877-GET-SPRC (438-7772)
The Trevor Helpline
A national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth.