This is a reposting of some invaluable resources for those who are contemplating suicide. Cheesecake posted these some time ago, and is not currently available to repost an update, so I am doing it for her. (KLD)
SUICIDE HOTLINES(by Cheesecake): I looked up "suicide clusters/contagion and found this definition:
http://www.hhs.gov/faq/healthprogram...alth/1704.html "Suicide contagion is the exposure to suicide or suicidal behaviors within one's family, one's peer group, or through media reports of suicide and can result in an increase in suicide and suicidal behaviors. Direct and indirect exposure to suicidal behavior has been shown to precede an increase in suicidal behavior in persons at risk for suicide, especially in adolescents and young adults."
CareCure can be considered a "peer group" because folks have a common denominator, spinal cord injury. Many folks have talked about embracing one another and the realization of how important folks are to each other. Still others are now openingly talking about feelings of being suicidal.
I thought it might be a good idea to post some resources. I hope if anyone is giving suicide serious consideration, they will reach out and contact others or ask for help.
Please take care........
About.com’s List of Suicide Hotlines by State and Province (Canada)
Aware Foundation’s Suicide, Depression and Mental Health Hotlines
Choosing the Best Inpatient Suicidal Thoughts and Addiction Recovery Center
Canadian Suicide Hotlines
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP/ACPS)
Here are some resources for Depression as well:
Source: MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Depression: Questions from the Clinic www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21413&site=1021&return=24467
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury
University of Washington: Depression and Spinal Cord Injury
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
2017-D Renard Ct.
Annapolis, MD 21401
American Psychological Association’s Nov. 1999 article “Guidelines for spinal cord injuries don’t go far enough”
American Association on Health and Disability’s Health and Disability News
“Depression Prevalence: Depressive Symptoms and Clinical Depression and People with Disabilities”
“Depression Treatment: Depressive Symptoms and Clinical Depression and People with Disabilities”.
National Institute of Mental Health’s Depression and Other Illnesses
Has a section specific to depression and stroke.
American Association of SCI Psychologists and Social Workers promote research to improve quality of care and works to improve skills and techniques of members.
Publications: SCI Psychosocial Process (quarterly journal) at www.aascipsw.org/.
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