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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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Bring Change 2 Mind [web resource]

BC2M logoBring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization created to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs), has piloted evidence-based programs at the university (UBC2M) and high school (LETS BC2M) levels engaging students to reduce stigma and discrimination, and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn. Read more ›


Jed Foundation [web resource]

JED-logoThe Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. JED believes in a comprehensive, public health approach to promoting emotional and mental health and preventing suicide.

JED aims to ensure more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges.

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How to Help a Friend Who is Struggling

Are you prepared to recognize a friend in need and steer them toward help? Would you know what to do?  Half of Us is dedicated to decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it. Read more ›

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Half of Us [web resource]

half of usSuicide is the third-leading cause of death among all people ages 15 to 24.

Half of Us  is dedicated to raising awareness of this problem, decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it.

Though the content is written with college students in mind, most of the resources are relevant to all teens in general. Read more ›


Suicide Prevention: Know the Signs [web resource]

KnowtheSignslogoEvery day, Californians struggle with emotional pain. Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up. Take the time to learn what to do now, so you’re ready to be there for a friend or loved one when it matters most.  You have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life. Read more ›


It Gets Brighter [web resource]

itgetsbrighterlogoMental illness is often considered an uncomfortable topic of conversation, and It Gets Brighter wants to change that.

It Gets Brighter collects and features short video messages of hope from those living with a mental health issue, and those who support them. Read more ›

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Project UROK [web resource]

Project-UROK-Square-Logo-web-1Project UROK was founded in 2014 by writer and comedian Jenny Jaffe (Disney, MTV, VH1) to combat the isolation and stigmatization surrounding mental illness. Project UROK’s mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before. Read more ›

The Mighty [web resource]

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Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating.  Enter The Mighty, an online platform for people facing disability, disease and mental illness.

The Mighty provides a safe supportive community for people (including teens and young adults) to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in. Read more ›


What Educators Should Know About Mental Health

m_classroomEducators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here are some ways you can help students and their families. Read more ›

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Medline Plus: Medical Information Resource [web resource]

medline logoMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health‘s Web site produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. MedlinePlus provides information on over 975 diseases and conditions and includes directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to clinical trials. Read more ›

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