Understanding and Preventing Suicide

Jon's suicide left his family, friends and colleagues anguished and searching for answers to painful questions. It is important to them to try to find hope and meaning in Jon's suicide. These links are to organizations that work to understand and prevent suicide.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, call the National Suicide Hotline for immediate help at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is an organization dedicated to educating the public about suicide prevention.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.

Metanoia provides information about online therapy, crisis counselling and suicide prevention. If you are thinking about suicide, read this first.

Befrienders International is a charitable organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide in 41 countries worldwide and providing information on the Internet. Their site features the world's most comprehensive directory of emotional first aid helplines.

The Samaritans run an anonymous e-mail suicide prevention service.

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention provides a wealth of information about suicide, including prevention, statistics and research.