FREE RESOURCES FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

“The terrible and tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain reflect a growing national crisis.” Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD
Resources from APA & ACA:
If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts or are in any other life-threatening crisis, please call emergency services in your area (9-1-1 in the U.S.) or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
If you—or a family member or friend—are having thoughts about suicide, resources are available to help. These include:
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-8255
SpeakingofSuicide offers information for immediate help with suicidal thoughts, including links to hotlines—and information for friends and family members, survivors of suicide loss, survivors of suicide attempts and anyone interested in suicide prevention.
Celebrity Deaths Sometimes, celebrities and other individuals in the media spotlight can seem to be people we know personally—and it can be difficult to process grief when something bad happens to them. This information may help:
For Journalists: Tips for responsible reporting on suicide are available from a number of sources, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

FREE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO COUNSELORS

Raising Awareness of Suicide Risk (Published in Counseling Today)
Identifying Suicidal Signs (Published by Fact Based Health online)

INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM:

Find more resources on APA’s website, including:

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Resources in Response to the Santa Fe High School Shooting from Texas Psychological Association and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

In response to the recent high school shooting in Santa Fe Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include tip sheets on:
· After the Injury —website for families with injured children
· Health Care Toolbox —website for pediatric health providers working with injured children
Resources for Educators:
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) – full manual
Resources for First Responders:
Preparing for the Unimaginable – manual by NAMI and COPS
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. An online training course for PFA is available on our NCTSN Learning Center . PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free for Android and Apple mobile devices
Disaster Hotline:
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Hotline – call 1-800-985-5900 or textTALKWITHUS to 66746.
From UTMB:
If you or anyone you know are looking for mental health resources or guidance after the Santa Fe High School shooting, text SUPPORT to the short phone number 37420 for coping skills and local resources.
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Also, there are some links to help adults cope:
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx: Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx: Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
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· The Child Mind Institute provides articles and support for dealing with trauma in children.
· The National Association of School Psychologists has tips for talking with children about violence in schools and school violence prevention.
· In Calming Fears and Frustrations in the Wake of Tragedy, Top Teaching blogger Meghan Everette provides tips for dealing with fear, frustration, and grief after tragedy in the school, community, or country.
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The following links are listed to provide you with additional online information and resources.

Life Coaching

Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Center for On-Line Addiction
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA’s Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder 
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Mayo Clinic
Calm Clinic

Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA’s Children and Families
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Depression
Bipolar Disorder News – Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Developmental Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder
NeuroWeb
Yale Autism Program

Diagnosis
DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute

Journals & Magazines
ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Autism
Childhood
Contemporary Hypnosis
Dementia
Drug and Alcohol Review
Dyslexia
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities 
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Substance Abuse
Trauma, Violence & Abuse

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, Drugs.com
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
Multivitamins

Mental Health Care General Links
CounsellingResource.com
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources, About.com
Mental Help Net
PsychCentral.com
University of Michigan Health Library
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First
Parenting & Behavior Management

Bonding with Your Baby. Great article on the importance of secure attachment between parent and child and tips for attuning to your baby

Kids in Mind. Web site to help parents determine if a movie is appropriate for their kids.

Zero to Three. Information on child development and support for parents of young children.
Relationships

The 5 Love Languages Quiz. Quiz for partners to determine their “love language” style.

Attachment Style Quiz. Quiz for partners to determine their attachment style.

Natural Medicine and Nutrition Links:-
Food

The World’s Healthiest Foods

Gluten-Free
Whole Life Nutrition – Great website full of wonderful recipes
No Wheat, No Dairy, No Problem
Gluten Free, Sugar Free Cooking
Celiac
Gluten Free Oats

Environmental Medicine

Environmental Working Group – Resource to help you minimize toxin exposure
Air Now – Check the air quality right now where you live.
Scorecard – Searchable by zip code to determine who is polluting and what.

Chinese Medicine

Classical Chinese Medicine
Canonical Chinese Medicine


Note:
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Conveniently Located in Sugar Land Town Square

Address:
2277 Plaza Drive, Suite 250

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Phone: (832) 549-2067

Business Hours:

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Mon-Fri,

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Sat

Parking Garage Address (Texas Garage):

2222 Texas Dr.,

Sugar Land, TX 77479

You can utilize any of the customer parking in the garage and street parking.

We are listed as FCCS, PLLC (DR. V.) in the lobby directory.

Conveniently Located in Sugar Land Town Square

Address:
2277 Plaza Drive, Suite 250

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Phone: (832) 549-2067

Business Hours:

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Mon-Fri,

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Sat

Parking Garage Address (Texas Garage):

2222 Texas Dr.,

Sugar Land, TX 77479

You can utilize any of the customer parking in the garage and street parking.

We are listed as FCCS, PLLC (DR. V.) in the lobby directory.

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