Child/Youth Suicide Prevention Resources from the National Suicide Prevention Directory. Broad list of youth suicide prevention links.

Child/Youth Suicide Prevention Resources


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE/1-800-784-2433
(Sponsored by the National Hope Line Network and
the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, Los Angeles CA)


Many years ago, I asked God, "Why are queer kids born to intolerant families?" Softly, simply, He answered, "To increase their capacity to love." ~ To increase the queer child's capacity to love beyond the fear of rejection and pain and to increase their families' (and communities') capacity to love beyond the fear of damnation and shame. ~ Love. And if you are unable to love, be willing to love; Divine Love will take care of the rest and enable you to be as Love too.


Rev. Michaele de Cygne
Founder, National Suicide Prevention Directory
(Ephesians 5:2. Galatians 5:14)



"...it gets better..."
A Message to Queer Youth from Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns



Queer kids, the Councilman is right. Had the founder of the NSPD been successful in her suicide attempts as a child and teen, this resource would not be before you now. The primary motivation behind the creation of the National Suicide Prevention Directory was the prevention of such among LGBT/GLBT children, teens and youth. It does and it WILL get better; for you and, as a result (case in point), for countless others!!

The Trustees

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Child/Youth Suicide Prevention Resources


General Suicide Prevention Links

American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
SPAN - Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network

Youth Crisis Intervention Programs

Resolution Ranch:Resolution Ranch, a therapeutic camp for teenage boys ages 13-17, offers solutions to families dealing with the negative influences in today's teenage environment.

Family First Aid: Troubled Teen Programs and Schools -
(Residential Treatment, Boarding and Military Schools, Wilderness Programs and Boot Camps)
    Note: The MÈRE Project highly advocates and prefers youth crisis intervention programs that primarily serve families, directly promoting and facilitating communication between parents/adults and youth and/or the bonds and internal transformations that promote increased familial communication without requiring measures such as those provided by organizations found in this section of this resource. Organizations seeking link exchanges in this area, please regard this note before submitting your link exchange proposal to us; we are very careful about providing only links to organizations that directly serve families rather than primarily treating individuals.


Support for Survivors of Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Directory of Support Groups











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    The National Suicide Prevention Directory is presented by The MÈRE Project Charitable Trust  in furtherance of its activities relative to the prevention of youth suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and youth in the United States of America. It is The MÈRE Project's hope that this directory will directly assist in the resolution of this very serious national health crisis. Please contact us at the e-mail address below with all suicide prevention organizations in your local area which are not listed herein; particularly those which serve to prevent the suicide of this nation's youth.

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