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Youth Suicide Prevention

General Resources

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This organization provides a blueprint for developing and sustaining suicide prevention efforts that are most likely to be effective. The center also includes setting-specific resources for schools, college campuses, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. 

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The goal of the You Matter Campaign is to educate youth about the signs of suicide, what can be done to prevent it, and resources available to help get through tough times.

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This toolkit was developed through funding provided by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students.

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This website provides research-based resources that outline four critical issues to consider when messaging to the public about suicide.

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Download and share these informational graphics from the National Institute of Mental Health to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. Use hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. 


Crisis Lines

Michigan residents can now text a hotline to receive mental health support as part of an initiative during the pandemic. Texting RESTORE to 741741 will launch a confidential text conversation with a crisis counselor.


The Michigan Crisis Access Line (MiCAL) will serve as a crisis line, warm line, information line, and referral line for individuals in need of behavioral health and/or substance use disorder treatment services. It is being modeled after the Crisis Now framework and SAMHSA’s National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care. MiCAL is expected to become a in April 2020.

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