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    • AMA: AMA guide on suicide prevention. More than 40% of patients who die by suicide have had contact with the healthcare system prior to the event. This is a "Suicide Prevention How-To Guide" from the AMA, which offers evidence-based intervention and support on identifying patients at risk for suicide and connecting them with the most appropriate treatment plan. 



    • The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a caring counselor.
    • National Hope Line Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or Suicide Prevention Lifeline .A 24-hour resource for individuals with thoughts about suicide or those calling on their behalf; callers are connected to the nearest certified crisis center. Online texting options are also available.
    • National Mental Health Information Center:
    • Call 1-800-662-HELP(4357) or access Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to locate mental health services and resources.
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources for Suicide Prevention (2022) 
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255): The Lifeline provides 24/7; free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources 
    • 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As of July 16, 2022, one will be able to call, text or chat and be connected to trained counselors.


    • Protecting America's Schools- US Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence (2019)
      This U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department report details findings of a study of school shootings and other school-based attacks to identify information on attacks and attackers to hopefully prevent school-based attacks.
    • Home> Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019. Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in the community. This resource helps parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect the family— both physically and emotionally—and what can be done to cope. Updated January 2021.
    • ACS Committee on Trauma statement on suicide prevention (June 11. 2021) 
    • Elkbuli A, Sutherland M, Shepherd A, et al. Factors Influencing US Physician and Surgeon Suicide Rates 2003-2017: Analysis of the CDC-National Violent Death Reporting System [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 4]. Ann Surg. 2020;10.1097/SLA.0000000000004575. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000004575. Factors influencing U.S. physician and surgeon suicide rates. 

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