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  • American Association of Suicidology
    The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. This organization also serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.  They have also produced a guide to the Devasting Consequences of Lockdown which can be found here:
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing knowledge of suicide and its preventable nature. The foundation's activities include (1) supporting research projects that further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide; (2) providing information and education about depression and suicide; (3) promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals; (4) publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention, and treatment; and (5) supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.
  • Institute of Medicine
    The Institute of Medicine report, “Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative” contains recommendations from its Committee on Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide. The committee, examined the state of the science base, gaps in knowledge, strategies for prevention, and research designs for studying suicide. The report reflects different perspectives and levels of analyses and specifically states what decision makers need to do to advance the science and improve health and social perspectives. The report is available from the National Academy Press.
  • Jason Foundation
    The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
  • Jed Foundation
    The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and suicide prevention among college students.
  • Mental Health First Aid  Originating in Australia, this evidence-based community training now is in over 20 countries worldwide.  
  • National Council for Suicide Prevention
    The National Council for Suicide Prevention is a coalition of eight national organizations working to prevent suicide. The Council’s mission is  to advance suicide prevention through leadership, advocacy and a collective voice. 
  • Psychology Today lists contact information for verified mental health professionals by country and community. It is an important resource for friends and family members to build confidence in help-seeking for oneself or others. 
  • Reach Out Recovery is a publisher of mental health and addiction healing workbooks bringing creativity, journaling, and healing for the whole family. Its website simplifies complicated medical and psychological information and research into short, carefully researched, relatable articles suitable for all readers. 
  • Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media
    By informing readers and viewers about the likely causes of suicide, its warning signs, trends, rates, and recent advances in prevention, media play a powerful role in educating many audiences about suicide. This website presents recommendations to help guide media in educating readers and viewers about steps that can be taken to prevent suicide.
  • Rotary Mental Health Initiatives
    Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives (RAGMHI) is a resource group to Rotarians on issues of mental health, substance abuse, and wellness.  It works towards developing a shared vision among Rotarians worldwide to promote mental wellness for meaningful and productive lives through practical activities and projects that can be replicated by any club. 
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
    The mission of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education is to educate the public about suicide prevention, eliminate stigma, and to support those touched by suicide.
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    The Suicide Prevention Resource Center supports suicide prevention by offering the best of science, skills, and practice. The center provides technical assistance, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
  • Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing
    This website is designed specifically for mental health professionals, substance-abuse counselors, school counselors, primary-care physicians, and psychiatric nurses who are looking for information on the development of skills in suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and advanced clinical interviewing.
  • 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 (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
  • World Health Organization/Report on Preventing Suicide
    Preventing suicide: A global imperative aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisector public health approach. This provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts, as well as actionable steps for countries on the basis of their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.
  • World Health Organization/World Report on Violence and Health
    This report is written primarily for researchers and practitioners. The report aims to raise global awareness about the problems of violence and to make the case that violence is preventable. Chapter 7 of the report focuses on self-directed violence.


Resources: Websites

Rotary resources for humanitarian service

Contact your District International Service Chair (DISC) and join your District Resource Network as a local expert with technical knowledge in one of the areas of focus, project planning and implementation, of Rotary grants.

Subscribe to the Rotary Service newsletter and Rotary Service blog for service-related stories, resources and features and frequently highlights of activities supported by RAGs. We also invite you to share your success stories, exemplary service activities and programs throughout the year in a timely manner so that we can promote them through Rotary’s various communication channels.

Utilize Rotary Ideas, Rotary’s crowdsourcing platform, to find resources, volunteers, and partners for your prospective projects.

Project Fair is a great way of cultivating relationships with clubs that are looking for partners-check to see if your District or Zone will be holding one this Rotary year.

Connect with like-minded Rotarians through My Rotary discussion groups and invite your contacts to join our RAG. 

The area of focus guidelines for Rotarians are posted on My Rotary. These documents do a great job explaining what does and does not qualify under each area of focus and they’re available in all Rotary languages-here's a link to our RAG's Area of Focus:

·       Disease Prevention and Treatment Guidelines for Global Grant Funding

 Concern Resources

  • Lifestance Health (Formerly Florida Behavioral Health)  A national leader in mental, behavioral, and emotional wellness with more than 3,000 mental health professionals

  • CVS HealthHub Ages 18+, in person or online

  • Brave Health Telehealth assessment and treatment. Licensed Medicaid + Medicare provider (some states pending) and accept most insurance, with the goal of reducing cost as a barrier for people seeking help.

  • Psychology Today  Find a Therapisr using Psychology Today's database

  • Resilient Retreat Provides trauma informed care.  They have expanded services since Ian.  The CEO is a Rotarian and served on the MW committee last year.  Located in East Sarasota/Manatee

  • Stephen Ministers  Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life including grief. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.  

  • Rotary District 6960  Rotary District 6960 in the wake of Hurricane Ian

  • DACB Check in DACDB for classification as social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist

 Self-Care Resources

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