Suicide Prevention: Research & Resources

The Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center has compiled the following research and resources for suicide prevention.

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National Research & Resources:

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988 or chat

SAMHSA's 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Information

Spanish Text and Chat Service now available

Línea 988 de prevención del suicidio y crisis

988 American Sign Language Services 



September is National Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: National Suicide Prevention Month, (Webpage). 2022.

National Alliance on Mental Health(NAMI): Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, (Webpage).   2022.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, (Resource Webpage). Mountain Plains PTTC, August 2020.

Suicide Prevention Resource Guide, (Downloadable Guide). Central East PTTC, June 2020.



The Surgeon General's Call to Action: To Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, (Document). U.S. Dept. HHS, January 2021.

National Alliance for Suicide Prevention,(Website). partner with SAMHSA advancing the national strategy for suicide prevention, 2021.

Suicide Prevention, (Webpage).NIH National Institute of Mental Health(NIHNIMH), 2020.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center, (Resources, Trainings, Effective Prevention. Website). SAMHSA, October 2020.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention(Resource Webpage). National Center for Health Research, 2021.

#Bethe1To, (Prevention Campaign). National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Message, 2020.

Suicide Prevention Resources,(Website). The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020.

Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan, (Webpage). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2020.

Care Transitions - The Role of Connectedness in Preventing Suicide, (Webinar). National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, July 2020.

National Maternal Health Hotline, (Webpage). Health Resources and Services Administration, 2022

Best Practices Registry, (Registry). Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2023


Suicide Prevention Resources for...


YouthNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline. (Webpage). 2020.

Adolescents, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

Suicide Prevention, (Webpage). 2020.

Prevention Youth Suicide, (Webpage). 2020.

Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators, National Association of School Psychologist. (Webpage). 2020.

Youth Warning Signs of Suicide, SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. (Webpage). 2020.

LEARN® Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Training for Parents/Caregivers, (Curriculum). Northwest MHTTC, April 2020.

More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents, (Recorded Webinar). Great Lakes MHTTC,  April 2021.

Webinar: Youth Suicide - Early Detection of Warning Signs and Identifying Risk Factors, (Recorded Webinar). Central East PTTC, August 2019.


Suicide Prevention Across the Educational Continuum, (Recorded 6-Part Webinar Series). Mountain Plains MHTTC & PTTC.

Suicide Prevention in Schools(Recorded Webinar Series). Great Lake MHTTC.


College-age Youth

Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among College Students (Resource Guide). SAMHSA, September 2021.


Native American and Alaskan Native

Suicide Prevention and Care Program, Indian Health Service. (Webpage). 2022.

Cultural Elements of Native Mental Health with a Focus on Rural Issues, (Recorded Webinar & Resources). National American Indian & Alaska Native MHTTC, March 2022.

Suicide Prevention Month: Facts and Resources on Suicide Among Native People(Fact Sheet). National American Indian & Alaska Native MHTTC, September 2021

Strengthening Resilience Among Indigenous Youth Training, (Booklet). Mountain Plains MHTTC, January 2021.

Guide to Suicide Prevention Apps in Virtual Stores, (Infographic). National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, May 2020.

Understanding Suicide Webinar(Session 1), (Recorded Webinar). National American Indian & Alaska Native MHTTC, June 2020.

Suicide Prevention Resources, SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center. (Webpage). 2022.

Native Americans and Alaskan NativesNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline. (Webpage). 2022.

American Indian/Alaska Native Settings, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

Suicidal Behavior in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Health Equity Issue, CDC Public Health Grand Rounds. (Slide Deck). March 19, 2020.

The Roles of Culture and Collaboration in Preventing Suicide and Substance Misuse in Indigenous Communities, (Recorded Webinar). February 2021


Hispanic and Latino 

Suicide Prevention, Everyone can Help. Preventing Suicide in the Latino Community, (Recorded Webinar). National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, September 2019.

Fact Sheet: Suicide Prevention Amongst Hispanics and Latinos, (Fact Sheet). National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, September 2020.

Suicide Prevention in Latino and Indigenous Populations, (Webinar). National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, May 2021.

Suicide Prevention: Identifying and Modifying Risk Factors That Can Lead To Suicide Attempts in Latino Youth, (Recorded Webinar). National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, September 2020

Suicide Prevention in Hispanic and Latinx Youth, the Impact of COVID-19 and Cultural Factors to Consider, (Fact Sheet). National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, July 2021

Suicide Among Hispanic and Latino Communities 2.0,  (mini e-book). National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, July 2022.



The Trevor Project: crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25. (Website). 2022.

LGBTQ+National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. (Webpage). 2022.

Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). October 2020.

Preventing Suicide in LGBTQ Youth, American Medical Association. (Webpage). 2022.

Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ People, National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute. (Downloadable Document). September 2018.

Suicide Prevention and LGBTQ Communities, (Recorded Webinar). Central East PTTC, August 2019



Veterans, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. (Webpage). 2020.

Veterans Crisis Line, Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255. (Website). 2020.

Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (Webpage). 2020.

Veteran Suicide Prevention, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (Webpage). 2020.

Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2020.

Together with Veterans: A Rural Veteran Suicide Prevention Program, (Slide Deck). Mountain Plains MHTTC. June 2019.

Free Emergency Healthcare for Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (Webpage). 2023


Rural Areas

Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools, (Guide). Mountain Plains MHTTC, August 2019.

Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools, (Guide). Mountain Plains MHTTC, August 2019.


Substance Use and Suicide Prevention

Substance Use and Risk of Suicide, (Recorded Webinar). Central East PTTC, February 2021



HHS Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Resources:

Region 8 map

Suicide Prevention National and Region VIII Resources, (Document). SAMHSA Region VII Administration, 2019.



Colorado, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

Suicide Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. (Webpage). 2020.

Mental Health Colorado(Website). 2020.

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC), (Webpage). 2020.

Colorado Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2021.



Montana, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, (Webpage). 2020.

Suicide Prevention, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. (Webpage). 2020.

Montana Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2021.

Beyond the Weather, Montana Department of Agriculture. (Webpage), 2023


North Dakota: 

North Dakota, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

Suicide Prevention, ND Behavioral Health Human Services. (Webpage). 2020.

North Dakota Suicide Prevention Coalition, (Website). 2020.

North Dakota Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2020.

Help Is Here, North Dakota Behavioral Health Division. (Webpage). 2023


South Dakota:

South Dakota, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

South Dakota Suicide Prevention, (Website). 2020.

Suicide Prevention, South Dakota Department of Health. (Webpage). 2020.

South Dakota Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2020.



Live On. Suicide Prevention Campaign, (Website). Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition & Utah Crisis Hotline. (Spanish Campaign).

Utah, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Utah Department of Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health. (Webpage). 2020.

Suicide Prevention Resources in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare. (Webpage). April 5, 2018.

Utah Suicide Prevention Plan, Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. (Webpage). 2022.

SafeUT Crisis Chat & Tip Line. (Website & App). 2020.

"I'm Really Worried About You" - How to Have a Conversation with a Colleague About Suicide, University of Utah Health.  (Article), April 2021.

7 Essential Elements of Suicide Care, UHealth. (Article). March 2021.

Utah Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2020.



Wyoming, Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (Webpage). 2020.

Suicide PreventionInjury & Violence Prevention Program, Wyoming Department of Health. (Webpage). 2020.

Wyoming Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Webpage). 2020.




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