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There is a wealth of online information available about suicide. Many of these resources have been developed and are maintained by others who also suffer from one of these disorders. Here we list a few recommended websites concerned with Suicide. For a more comprehensive resource, please view the Links section of our Suicide Center

Suicide AwarenessVoices of Education
Tom Arsenault
Includes a helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file, general information on suicide and some common statistics, symptoms of depression, a book list and much more in an easy-to-read format. Frequently updated. - 19 Apr 1998 - TKS

The Samaritans
The Samaritans
U.S. Mirror Site
A non-religious charity that has been offering emotional support to the suicidal and despairing for over 40 years by phone, visit and letter. Callers are guaranteed absolute confidentiality and retain the right to make their own decisions including the decision to end their life. The service is available via E-mail, run from Cheltenham, England, and can be reached from anywhere with Internet access. Trained volunteers read and reply to mail once a day, every day of the year. - 9 Dec 1999 - TKS

Suicide: Read This First
Martha Ainsworth
If you are considering suicide: go here. In the format of a crisis intervention, this site is dedicated to helping people who are considering suicide get through their crisis. "It grows out of my 14 years work with online (and telephone) crisis counseling and online support groups on depression and suicide." Includes links as well as lots of helpful information. - 5 Aug 1998 - LMT

The Real World: Suicide
The Real World
Provides information about suicide and its prevention. It includes frequently asked questions about suicide, essays, emergency help, warning signs, statistics, international crisis resources and annotated links to other suicide and related sites. The simplistic yet stylish design of this site allows for easy navigation. - 12 Feb 1998 - JMG

Haveaheart's Home
Stephen L. Bernhardt
A Rest Stop for the Depressed and Suicidal. This site presents various articles on depression and suicide/suicidal thoughts. It is also a guide to lead the depressed to helpful resources. All articles are written by the site's author who has personal experience with these subjects. - 2 Nov 1998 - JRR

American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) promotes research, public awareness programs, and education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, it serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. This site provides things you should know about suicide, membership information, a listing of AAS publications, and conference information. Frequently updated. - 17 Nov 1999 - TKS

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