Suicide Prevention Resources for
The products here are designed to reduce the risk of suicide in
correctional facilities but are not for unattended use by suicidal
has not tested them and cannot vouch for their effectiveness.
Risk Cards (PDF)
Download and print this tool to help assess the current risk
factors for individuals.
Download this version of a suicide risk card, edit & print it
to provide your officers with this reminder to keep a watch out.
A quarterly publication (free) that includes detailed chronicles of
events surrounding actual jail suicides, reports of model suicide
prevention programs, results of studies and a multitude of
resources. Archived issues are available at: www.ncianet.org/suicideprevention/publications/update/index.asp
National Institute of
Provides all kinds of useful services and tools for corrections,
which in the arena of suicide prevention includes technical
assistance, training, publication of articles, downloadable videos,
and hosting of internet discussion groups. It also funds the Jail
Suicide/Mental Health Update.
Desert Waters --
Correctional Oasis Newsletter
A non-profit dedicated to increase the occupational, personal, and
family well-being of corrections and detention staff. Their publication "Correctional Oasis"
has included several articles about suicide prevention (archives at
their web site) and subscriptions are free.
Medal Safety Padding by Marathon Engineeringg
Provider of safe, durable, and easily maintained padded
Detention surface padding system for floors, walls, doors and
frames, covered with Kevlar by Dupont.
Manufactures a break-away shower curtain system with no loose tape,
webbing, hooks or pins.
Products -- No Shank
Manufactures the “No-Shank” toothbrush that fits over
the finger instead of using a long handle. They make a variety of
other hazard-reducing products as well.
Prevention Resources for the General Public
Here are some resources for suicide prevention. There are a
jillion others on the web, so if you don't find what you need here
then keep looking; don't give up.
Locate one of the 350 centers worldwide providing a sympathetic ear
and suicide intervention based on listening therapy.
Young people can contact the telephone advice line and locate help
centers across the country, and parents can also get assistance.
Learn how to tackle the problem of suicidal tendencies using this
approach which offers tools for the depressed and for loved ones.
Suicide Prevention Directory
Choose a state for a listing of contact details for agencies
providing long-term suicide prevention programs, educating the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Extensive listing of helpful resources including links for
statistics and info on suicide in the elderly and youth. Offers
Practical advice for dealing with suicidal feelings. Hosted by
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.
Mailing List: email@example.com
Open to anyone with self-destructive feelings, and those willing to
provide support. Type "subscribe" in the body of the
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