Suicide Prevention, Bullying, and Dealing With Grief

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a counselor at a Lifeline crisis center near you.

Military Crisis Line
“If you’re a Service member in crisis or know a Service member who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call us every day, and start to get back on track.”

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

Preventing Suicide: A Global Perspective
Report from the World Health Organization.

Bullying

StopBullying.gov
Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. Get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community.

Stomp Out Bullying
STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country

GirlsHealth.gov: Bullying
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” Too bad this saying isn’t true. If you’ve ever been the target of harsh and unkind words, you know how hurtful they can be. But did you also know that repeated teasing is a form of bullying? And that’s not the only kind of bullying there is!

This section of girlshealth.gov gives the low-down on bullying among girls, which is more common than you might think.

Dealing With Grief

The Below Are Help Suggestions From the National Library of Medicine

Compassionate Friends
(877) 969-0010
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family (adopted 2-25-2012).

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
(888) 818-7662
POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness. To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
(800) 821-6819
Learn ways to care for yourself as you travel the journey of grief following the death of your precious baby. Watch personal testimonials, read heartfelt stories, and find ritual planning examples.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rolla provides the information on our website for informational purposes only. Information included on our website is not an endorsement.

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