Suicide Prevention Programs and Resources
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME 741741
United Way 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and you will reach a highly-trained call specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community.
The CT Suicide Advisory Board is a network of diverse advocates, educators and leaders concerned with addressing the problem of suicide with a focus on prevention, intervention, and health and wellness promotion. Their site holds contains a wealth of information including warning signs and resources. www.preventsuicidect.org
Suicide Prevention Trainings
The Brian Dagle Foundation provides evidenced-based training, presentations, and talks on suicide prevention and grief support.
Educating communities on suicide prevention and awareness is a key component of the mission for for the Brian Dagle Foundation. Many of us understand the importance of learning CPR, educating ourselves on the risk factors and warning signs of a mental health crisis is equally important and simple to do. There are several options to offer trainings specific to your school, community organization or place of business. Veterans, educators, students, medical professions, and first responders can learn the necessary tools to needed to know how to have this life saving conversation that just may save a life.
We provide several best practice programs on mental health and suicide prevention with collaboration from organizations such as NAMI New Hampshire, The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and The QPR Institute.
QPR- Question, Persuade, Refer is a gatekeeper life saving suicide prevention program for anyone and everyone. https://qprinstitute.com/
Talk Saves Live, More Than Sad are programs from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. http://afsp.org
Lax2Live is a suicide prevention programs for high school lacrosse players. The Lacrosse field gives us a platform to teach parents, coaches, and athletes on mental health and suicide. We emphasize the importance of asking for help for themselves or their peers. Lax2Live is a non invasive approach to this important conversation. For more information on this program go to https://brianshealinghearts.org/events/lax2live-lacrosse/
Ann also shares her personal and inspirational story of the loss of her son Brian as she discusses the warning signs she did not see, her unimaginable loss and slow return to life without Brian.