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Additional Resources


Please remember that the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals. The information provided at the web sites listed below is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any mental/psychiatric disorders.



Simply Destinee is a youth inspired Dance Team that promotes suicide awareness in Memory of Destinee A. Oliva. 

Dedicated to caring for Aurora’s youth and inspiring positive development in their lives, families, and the community, helping overcome everyday challenges. Simply Destinee believes all kids deserve to feel safe, healthy and ready to learn, we are committed to providing the community based support they need to succeed. Kids can express themselves through all different styles of dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, hip hop, swing, waltz and more. This program is free.


INK 180

Chris Baker, Owner, is a tattoo artist that specialized in cover up tattoos of former gang members and sex trafficking victims. He is also a survivor of his best friend's suicide. He will tattoo semi-colons and other suicide awareness symbols in his studio in Oswego, IL. 


Para la Prevencion de Suicidio

Para información en español haga clic aquí. Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Tenemos actualmente 132 centros en la red y usted hablará probablemente con uno situado en su zona. Cada centro funciona en forma independiente y tiene su propio personal calificado. 


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry(AACAP)

AACAP assists parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.


American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, and education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, it serves as a national clearinghouse for information of suicide. This site provides things you should know about suicide, membership information, a listing of AAS publications, and conference information.


American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is an information and education resources for psychologists, the public, and students.


Living Works

Living Works is the developer of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), which is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s standard for suicide intervention training. The training is offered by Suicide Prevention Services of America. Contact us to learn more.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation’s voice on mental illness.


Stone Manor: Home of SPS. Batavia, Illinois.

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is a collaborative effort of SAMHSA, CDC, NIH, HRSA, and IHS.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the Federal Government.


NMHA Confidential Depression Screening

One of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you have symptoms of depression is by taking a free, confidential depression-screening test. Screening tests, such as the one on this web site, are not intended to provide a diagnosis for clinical depression. But they may help identify any depressive symptoms and determine whether a further evaluation by a medical or mental health professional is necessary. As with any other illness, you should see your doctor if you think you might have symptoms of depression. (Sponsored by the National Mental Health Association)


QPR Institute

The QPR Institute’s mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The QPR Institute believes that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.


Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. is a nonprofit organization developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.


Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

The mission of SAVE is to educate about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors.


Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN)

SPAN, a non profit, 501(C)(3) organization, is dedicated to the creation of an effective national suicide prevention strategy. SPAN links the energy of those bereaved by suicide with the expertise of leaders in science, business, government and public service to achieve the goal of significantly reducing the national rate of suicide.


Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

SPRC provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.


Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Because of the internal nature of depression and loneliness, thousands of youth who appear to be happy are screaming silently in the deepest emotional pain. What can we do? The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program reaches out and helps youth.

INC Board, NFP, a Community Mental Health Funding Alliance

To support mental, intellectual and developmental health and well being for residents of the seven townships in INC's alliance by responsibly using these local resources to fund, plan, coordinate, monitor, advocate, educate and lead collaborative efforts for a local system of care that provides services to any resident with mental health concerns, developmental/intellectual disabilities and/or substance use disorders.

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