Resources for Counselors
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 at any time to speak with a skilled and trained counselor in your area, or visit the website for more information on suicide and suicide prevention..
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Fact Sheets
Information on suicide prevention from the Center for Disease Control, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Website with Suicide Prevention Information ranging from definitions to current research to prevention strategies.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet
A basic overview of who is at risk, and what can be done to help prevent suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Information about understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy. Includes resources like suicide facts, risk factors, warning signs, how to find help, research outcomes, and prevention programs.
American Association of Suicidology
Fact Sheets and Current Research on Suicide for many different demographics in the US.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Find information provided for schools and youth-serving organizations and follow links to prevention for students, lessons and toolkits, and how to talk to others after a suicide.
National Institute of Mental Health
Relevant news, publications, prevention strategies and other resources with information on suicide and suicide prevention.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Uses the public health model along with media campaigns and education to raise awareness of suicide. Website contains resources for those who are feeling suicidal, know someone who is, or are grieving after losing someone to suicide.
How to help someone who is suicidal. Information and resources on understanding and preventing suicide, warning signs, risk factors, and what to do in a crisis or if you are worried about someone.
It Gets Better Project
For LGBT youth to find help and guidance when dealing with specific issues like bullying and contemplating suicide.
CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies. Instead our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted. It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.
Suicide Prevention Strategies: A Systematic Review
Mann, J.J. , Apter, A., Bertolote, J., Beautrais, A., Currier, D., Haas, A., Hegerl, U., Lonnqvist, J., Malone, K., Marusic, A., Mehlum, L., Patton, G., Phillips, M., Rutz, W., Rihmer, Z., Schmidtke, A., Shaffer, D., Silverman, M., Takahashi, Y., Varnik, A., Wasserman, D., Yip, P., & Hendin, H. (2005). Suicide prevention strategies: A systematic review.
The Journal of the American Medical Association,294(16),2064-2074.
Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Screening in Schools
Joe, S., & Bryant, H. (2007). Evidence-based suicide prevention screening in schools. Children & Schools, 29(4), 219-227.
School-Based Prevention of Adolescent Suicide: Issues, Obstacles, and Recommendations for Practice
Miller, D., & DuPaul, G.J. (1996). School-based prevention of adolescent suicide: Issues, obstacles, and recommendations for practice. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 4(4), 221-230. Abstract and Journal Access:
http://ebx.sagepub.com/content/4/4/221.Abstract and Journal Access
Understanding the Effectiveness of School‐Based Interventions to Prevent Suicide: A Realist Review
Balaguru, V., Sharma, J., & Waheed, W. (2013). Understanding the effectiveness of school‐based interventions to prevent suicide: A realist review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18(3), 131-139.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2012.00668.x/Abstract and Journal Access
Co-occurring Risk Behaviors Among White, Black, and Hispanic US High School Adolescents with Suicide Attempts Requiring Medical Attention, 1999–2007: Implications for Future Prevention Initiatives
Pena, J.B., Matthieu, M.M., Zayas, L.H., Masyn, K.E., & Caine, E.D. (2012). Co-occurring risk behaviors among White, Black, and Hispanic US high school adolescents with suicide attempts requiring medical attention, 1999–2007: Implications for future prevention initiatives.Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(1), 29-42. Abstract and Journal Access:
Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Suicide Among American High School Students, 2009: The Vulnerability of Multiracial and Pacific Islander Adolescents
Wong, S.S., Sugimoto-Matsuda, J.J., Chang, J.Y., & Hishinuma, E.S. (2012). Ethnic differences in risk factors for suicide among American high school students, 2009: The vulnerability of multiracial and Pacific Islander adolescents. Archives of Suicide Research, 16(2), 159-173. Abstract and Journal Access:
Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Youth-Adult Relationships, and Suicide Attempts Among High School Students in Underserved Communities
Pisani, A.R., Wyman, P.A., Petrova, M., Schmeelk-Cone, K., Goldston, D.B., Xia, Y., & Gould, M.S. (2013). Emotion regulation difficulties, youth-adult relationships, and suicide attempts among high school students in underserved communities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(6), 807-820. Abstract and Journal Access:
Suicide Prevention by Limiting Access to Methods: A Review of Practice and Theory
Buus Florentine, J., & Crane, C. (2010). Suicide Prevention by Limiting Access to Methods: A Review of Practice and Theory. Social Science & Medicine, 70(10), 1626-1632. Abstract and Journal Access:
Associations Among Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Suicide in High School Students
Bauman, S., Toomey, R.B., & Walker, J.L. (2013). Associations among bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide in high school students. Journal of Adolescence, 36(2), 341-350.
Preventing Suicide: A toolkit for high schools. Download as a free PDF or order for delivery.