Prevention Resources

There are numerous resources available on-line and at UConn to receive help for mental health concerns and to learn more about suicide prevention.

Please note that UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services operates a 24/7 On-Call service (during the academic year) for mental health crises, while anyone immediate and life-threatening emergencies should contact 911 right away.

Resources for support:

UConn Resources 

 

National Resources

 

Resources for more information:

  • Active Minds – Active Minds is a national leader for young adult mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Active Minds brings to mental health what no other organization can — the voice of young people who are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses and the way mental health is addressed on campuses and in society at large.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
  • Jed Foundation – JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
  • Jordan Porco Foundation – The mission of the Jordan Porco Foundation is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults. To accomplish this, we help challenge stigma by talking openly about mental health issues, offer engaging and uplifting programming, emphasizing peer-to-peer messaging, promote help seeking behavior, self-care, and coping skills, and educate about the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and other related mental health concerns.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, especially those with serious mental illness. NAMI advocates for effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment, support, research and recovery that improves the quality of life of persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness.
  • The Quell Foundation – The Quell Foundation strives to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses and incarcerations of people with mental health illness. We work to accomplish this by encouraging people to share their stories, increasing access to mental health services, providing a pipeline of future mental health care professionals with scholarships, and training first responders to recognize mental health crisis warning signs amongst their own.
  • To Write Love on Her Arms – To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
  • Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center – The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. 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. We promote collaboration among a variety of organizations in the field of suicide prevention.