Suicide Prevention is an umbrella term for the collective efforts of local citizen organizations, health professionals and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide.
We started HelpGuide in 1999, dedicated to our daughter, Morgan Segal. We believe her tragic suicide could have been avoided if she had access to professional information that gave her help and hope. We wanted to create an online experience that empowers people to help themselves create better mental health.
During the last 16 years we kept expanding and refining the website. We stay on top of developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences, both through our own research and via our collaboration with Harvard Health Publications. HelpGuide has become a globally acclaimed resource serving over 80 million people annually.
Helps individuals in suicidal crisis to contact the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free phone number.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s With Help Comes Hope website has information for survivors, friends and family, and clinicians. It also includes a therapist and support group finder, videos, and a timeline of the attempt survivor movement.
In the United States, suicide claims the lives of more people than homicide and HIV combined. In addition, 1 million adults attempt suicide every year. Suicide touches everyone—all ages and backgrounds, all racial and ethnic groups, in all parts of the country. And the emotional toll on those left behind endures long after the event. There is help—and hope—when individuals, organizations, and communities join forces to address suicide as a preventable public health problem.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.