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Northwest Missouri State University

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Relationship between the Economy, Unemployment and Suicide View PDF
This document identifies the complex interaction between economic cycles, unemployment and suicide, and provides key messages that promote suicide prevention.

Guide to Engaging the Media in Suicide Prevention View PDF
This guide will provide suicide advocates with the tools to generate media coverage and the skills to act as effective spokespeople.

Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide in College and University Settings View PDF
This document summarizes what the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) knows about suicide and suicide prevention among college and university students, describes a sample of current suicide prevention efforts, and recommends ways in which colleges and universities can promote mental health and prevent suicidal behavior among their students.

Preventing Youth Suicide in Rural America: Recommendations to States View PDF
This report presents recommendations that approach youth suicide prevention through the lens of America's rural communities, so that both the strengths and limitations of rural settings can be taken into account to design and implement more effective prevention strategies.

After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services & Other Public Memorial Observances View PDF
This document will provide recommendations to aid members of the clergy and other community and faith leaders as they care for those who have survived the loss of a loved one due to suicide and to assist them in helping to plan a memorial observance. It also provides background information, suggests ways to care for and support survivors, offers recommendations for planning memorial services, and lists additional resources.

Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide View PDF
This brochure will outline some of the most important risk and protective factors for suicide.

Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention View PDF
This document offers evidence-based recommendations for creating safe and effective messages to raise public awareness that suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem.

Safe Reporting Guide on Suicide View PDF
This document will provide recommendations to assist reporters and editors in safe reporting on suicide.

Survivor Resources View PDF
This document will provide a number of resources for suicide survivors looking for support groups, publications and resources or advocacy

Ask and You Will Receive: A Fundraising Guide for Suicide Prevention Advocates View PDF
This document provides useful tips and strategies to raise funding for suicide awareness and prevention efforts.

Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth View PDF
This document demonstrates that LGBT youth are at higher risk for suicide and suicide-related behavior and provides evidence-based prevention strategies for working with this population.