The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention resources for you or your loved ones. By dialing 9-8-8, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network. It is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7 in the United States.

The American Association of Suicidology is an education and resource organization. Fact sheets, resources, and research about suicide are available on the website, as well as support materials for suicide attempt survivors, suicide loss survivors, and people thinking about suicide. They work to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention for practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. They offer resources to make a plan to prevent suicide, find suicide prevention programs, improve suicide care for patients, lay the groundwork for your state, and offer guidance on how to take action after a suicide.

The Trevor Project is a national organization focused on suicide prevention and crisis intervention among, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth. They provide information & support to LGBTQ+ 
young people 24/7, all year round. The Trevor Project offers call, text, or chat services 24/7. They offer a resource center for topics such as: sexual orientation, talking about suicide, LGBTQ+ mental health, and resources for gender identity. Their service, Gender Space, allows youth to connect with an international community of other LGBTQ+ young people ages 13–24.

SAVE developed an evidence-based school-based program (LEADS); conducting training for professionals and communities globally, and thousands of SAVE’s best practice resources are distributed annually. The work is based on the foundation that suicide is preventable, and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, SAVE’s prevention and education programs provide information about depression, suicide assessment and treatment, intervention, and accessing community resources.

Social and Emotional Literacy

CASEL has a database of resources on various topics related to social and emotional learning. They aim to make SEL a part of every individual’s education by creating a community that spans classrooms to statehouses. Their vision is to create a just world where everyone is self-aware, caring, responsible, engaged, and lifelong learners through a commitment to SEL.

The Student Support Services of the New York State Education Department offers practical guidelines and comprehensive resources to help students develop social and emotional learning skills. These skills are crucial for academic success and personal growth, and include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The programs aim to create a safe and supportive learning environment for students to become responsible and productive members of society.

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP) supports and promotes practices, programming, and policies that help children with serious emotional disturbance or those at risk of developing such disturbance. CECP was established by AIR in order to bridge the gap between the research on improving services for children with emotional and behavioral problems, and the actual practice of serving them.

The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention offers a wealth of resources on mental health promotion and youth violence prevention. These resources include fact sheets, prevention briefs, and practical strategies for implementing evidence-based programs. It’s an excellent source of information and guidance for students, educators, parents, and practitioners alike.

The aim of this initiative is to empower educators to re-design and re-imagine learning by utilizing impactful pedagogy and meaningful technology. To achieve this, they transformative professional learning, fosters vibrant communities, and ensures that digital tools and experiences are accessible and effective for all.

The Center for Social and Emotional Education helps schools integrate social and emotional learning with academic instruction. They provide resources, training, and tools to create a safe and inclusive environment. This not only helps students develop essential life skills but also prepares them for a fulfilling life. The National School Climate Center promotes safe and supportive learning environments that nurture social, emotional, civic, and academic growth for all students.

Background on Contact Programs

Children’s Institute is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Their mission is to provide research-based programs that are effective and evidence-based, and that help children and families succeed. One of their most renowned programs is the Primary Project, which is designed to support children’s social and emotional development in the early years of school.

The Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education has established the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The center provides schools with capacity-building information and technical assistance that helps them identify, adapt, and sustain effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

This program sets up community learning centers to provide academic enrichment opportunities for students outside of regular school hours. These centers benefit students from low-performing schools with high poverty rates and aim to promote academic excellence, equal access to education, and prepare students for global competition.

Mental Health

This is a platform that aims to provide the latest news, extensive information, and effective advocacy for mental health issues. They raise awareness and understanding about mental health and its various aspects, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Nation’s largest grassroot mental health organization provides information about mental illnesses, treatment and research. Find local affiliates at website.

the federal agency offers a wide range of resources for the community, including information on mental health, educational resources, news about the latest research and funding opportunities. Whether you are looking for support for yourself or someone you know, or simply want to stay informed about the latest developments in this field, this website is a valuable resource to explore

The National Council originally brought this important program to the United States, and they continue to be a leading resource for education and support related to mental health and wellness. By exploring their website and community resources, you can gain valuable insights and tools for promoting mental health awareness and helping those in need.

Federal agency website includes support information regarding substance abuse and mental health prevention and intervention services.

The Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is a government agency in the state of New York that supervises one of the largest addiction services systems in the country. This system comprises around 1,600 programs that offer a range of prevention, treatment, and recovery services to individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. The primary goal of OASAS is to enhance the quality of life for New Yorkers by spearheading a comprehensive, first-rate system of addiction services that caters to the unique needs of each individual. Through its various initiatives, OASAS seeks to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of addiction, and facilitate long-term recovery and wellness.

Inclusive Alliance was created to advance the growth and quality of cost effective and inclusive individual services for children and adults through innovation, collaboration and coordination. Inclusive Alliance is a coalition of diverse providers that believe working collectively is the key to navigating the changing health care landscape while continuing to provide the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

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