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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers, including Contact Community Services. Information and materials concerning suicide are also available at website.

American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology is an education and resource organization. Fact sheets, resources, research about suicide available at website, as well as support materials for suicide attempt survivors, suicide loss survivors and people thinking about suicide.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. Includes information on suicide and bullying.

The Trevor Project
National organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Information related to teen suicide for youth, parents and educators.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
SAVE’s prevention and education programs provide information about depression, suicide assessment and treatment, intervention, and accessing community resources.

Social and Emotional Literacy

CASEL Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning
CASEL has a searchable reference database that includes articles, reports, book chapters, and books on a wide variety of topics.

NYS Student Support Services Center
New York State Student Support Services Center builds the capacity of school communities to develop, enhance and sustain supportive learning environments and reduce barriers to learning that impact on academic achievement and citizenship.

The Children’s Plan
This is the New York State Office of Mental Health homepage for The Children's Plan, a blueprint for improving the social and emotional development of children and families by engaging them in services early. It was jointly submitted by nine commissioners from child-serving agencies in NYS.

New York State Education Department
New York State Education Department’s Student Support Services offers information, resources and guidelines about social and emotional learning.

Emotionally Literate Schools
Founded by researchers at Yale University, Emotionally Literate Schools is dedicated to enriching the lives of educators, students, and families with evidence-based social and emotional learning programs. Website includes a video with students talking about their experiences.

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice supports and promotes practices, programming and policy to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance.

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention offers fact sheets, prevention briefs and monographs on a range of evidence-based programs.

The Whole Child
The Whole Child is an initiative of the ASCD, formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Center for Social and Emotional Education
The Center for Social and Emotional Education helps schools integrate social and emotional learning with academic instruction.

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Mental Health First Aid
The National Council
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid from the National Council, the organization that brought it to the United States—and to our community.

Primary Project
Children’s Institute
Children’s Institute strengthens children’s social and emotional health through programs and services grounded in research. Programs include Primary Project.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)
PBIS National Technical Assistance Center
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

NYS PBIS Technical Assistance Center
Funded by NYS Education Department, Office of Special Education to provide PBIS training, technical assistance and support.

Student Assistance Program: Project Success
Student Assistance Corporation
Project SUCCESS, administered by our Student Assistance Program, is a school-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs. It is considered a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) model program.

Mental Health

Mental Health America
News, information, advocacy concerning mental health issues.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Nation’s largest grassroot mental health organization provides information about mental illnesses, treatment and research. Find local affiliates at website.

National Institute of Mental Health
Federal agency’s site provides mental health information, educational resources, news about research and funding.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal agency website includes support information regarding substance abuse and mental health prevention and intervention services.

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