2017-07-30 / Insight

Where to turn for help

Need help but not sure where to go? The following list contains numerous resources that can serve as a good starting point:

• If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

• The Lapeer County Community Mental Health can be contacted 24/7 at 810-667-

0500.

• The Michigan Association for

Suicide Prevention (MASP), a nonprofit organization, works in close partnership with the Michigan

Dept. of Community Health

Injury and Violence Prevention

Program to facilitate training in suicide awareness, prevention, intervention and postvention; provide resources for local community coalitions; and raise awareness of survivor support groups and other survivor resources. MASP was awarded Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLSMA) grant funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) for the years 2014-2017. More at masponweb.org/

• Fifty-seven (57) counties in Michigan have suicide prevention coalitions; a list of those coalitions is provided by MASP on their website at http:// masponweb.org/ coalition.htm.

More useful links:

• National Alliance for Mental Health, Michigan, www.namimi.org/suicide

• Suicide Prevention Resource Center, www.sprc.org

• American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide

• American Association for Suicidology, www.suicidology.org

• The Jed Foundation, www.jedfoundation.org

• SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, www.samhsa. gov/suicide-prevention

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, www.save.org

• Active Minds, www.activeminds.org

• University of Rochester Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention, suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/who-we-are

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