Comprehensive Blueprint for Workplace Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Services and Resources

Businesses can help employees who are struggling with a mental health condition or who have family members who are experiencing suicide risk by providing qualified resources. Listed below are organizations that can help organizations provide mental health services and resources to employees. Some focus on assisting an organization with selecting Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals, others help provide treatment recommendations and treatment locators. These organizations will help you gain a better understanding of ways to improve your current mental health services or begin planning the implementation of new programs. Many of the organizations listed below also provide a wealth of information regarding common mental health disorders. For an overview of  treatment recommendations for suicidal people visit: http://www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide/treatment.

Name of Organization or Program

Website

Type of Organization

Services

Format (print, webinar, blog, etc.)

Cost

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

www.dbsalliance.org

Patient Directed Organization

Resources to identify professional help or support groups and educational materials online

In person trainings, in person support groups, online PDF educational brochures

 Contact organization for details.

Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)

www.eapassn.org

EAP Professional Organization

Information on selecting and evaluating EAP services for the workplace. Provides products and services to EAPs through membership

Online directory of EAPs, online professional development, conference

Directory is free, membership = $160+, conferences require fee

Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA)

www.easna.org

EAP professional organization

Information on selecting and evaluating EAP services for the workplace,  annual conference, and online classes, and jobs section

Online publication guide for choosing an EAP, online articles and publication re: EAPs

Publications are free, conference attendance has a cost

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/index.shtml

Government

Information on mental illnesses and treatment recommendations

Online publication

Publications are free

SAMHSA

workplace.samhsa.gov/federal.html

store.samhsa.gov/facet/Issues-Conditions-Disorders

www.samhsa.gov/treatment/

Government

Publications on drug-free workplace programs, various mental health topics, substance abuse and mental health treatment locators

Publications available online and to order

Most publications free, access to treatment locator free

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