BULLYING PREVENTION WEBSITES:
Cyberbully.org (www.cyberbully.org) provides information about "cyberbullying" - the use of the Internet by children and adolescents to harass, intimidate, and socially exclude their peers. Resources on this website include the "Educator's Guide to Cyberbullying" and the "Cyberbullying Needs Assessment Survey."
Stop Bullying Now Campaign www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp) - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers educational materials for parents, educators, and health professionals.
SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES IN TEXAS:
Mental Health America in Texas (www.mhatexas.org) - MHAT has developed the "Coming Together to Care Suicide Prevention Toolkit" which was funded by the Department of State Health Services and created the Texas Suicide Prevention Website: www.texassuicideprevention.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (www.sprc.org) - The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training and materials to strengthen suicide prevention efforts. Among the resources found on its website is the SPRC Library Catalog ( http://library.sprc.org), a searchable database containing a wealth of information on suicide and suicide prevention, including publications, peer-reviewed research studies, curricula, and web-based resources. Many of these items are available online.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org) - The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP's activities include supporting research projects; providing information and education about depression and suicide; promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals; publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention, and treatment; and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (www.cdc.gov/ncipc) - The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), located at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a valuable source of information and statistics about suicide, suicide risk, and suicide prevention. To locate information on suicide and suicide prevention, scroll down the left-hand navigation bar on the NCIPC website and click on "Suicide" under the "Violence" heading.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org) - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 800-273-TALK (8255). Technical assistance, training, and other resources are available to the crisis centers and mental health service providers that participate in the network of services linked to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.