Help For Everyone

The Samaritans of Rhode Island shares resources with those seeking help and information.

The list below is arranged both alphabetically and by a variety of community demographics to help you locate information focusing on topics such as age, gender, ethnicity and professions, among others. These resources will link you to more helpful online information.  More information will be added from time to time, so please check back often.

African Americans

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide
Federal office of Minority Health

Bereaved by the Loss of a Loved One’s Suicide

Befrienders International
The Samaritans of Rhode Island  – Safe Place Grief Support Group


The Samaritans of RI “Are you a Caregiver? We can Help” Brochure
The National Women’s Health Information Center Link (Sponsored by the a US DHHS Office on Women’s Health)


National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Health Resource Link

Parents MedGuide: A Guide offering practical advice to parents of children and adolescents struggling with depression

Pregnancy/Post Partum Depression

Disorders (Other Mental Health Problems)

National Institute of Mental Health

Elderly and Older Americans

National Institute of Health Resource Link


National Institute of Health Resource Link

Gay and Lesbian

RI Open Door Health Center 

Center for Disease Control: Gay and Lesbian Health


ParentsMedGuide y PhysiciansMedGuide en Espanol

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) Espa?ol

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Link Espa?ol
National Institute for Health Link in Spanish

Family Facts in Spanish


CDC: National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of HIV-AIDS Prevention Link

International Helplines by Country

Befrienders Worldwide



Communication is Key

Person-Centered Model of Care

Law Enforcement and First Responders

World Health Organization: Guidelines for First Responders

NIMH: Real Stories

Media Professionals

World Health Organization (PDF)

Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention


National Institute of Health Resource Link


Aquidneck Island-Military and their Families
Rhode Island National Guard Link
US Army Public Health Command
US Army Behavioral Health
Resilience in a Time of War
US Veterans Administration and Suicide Prevention
Providence RI VA Hospital
Veterans and Military Family Health

National Resources – by State

Helplines by State

Native Americans

Federal Indian Health Services Site
Federal office of Minority Health

Physicians and Health Care Providers

A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors.

Depression and Cancer Patients

World Health Organization: Preventing Suicide: Primary Health Care Guide (PDF)
Cultural Competency in Health Care
American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines (Adult)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Pyschiatry Practice Parameters (Child)

Physician and Medical School Trainee Prevention Resources

Prison Officers

World Health Organization (PDF)

Substance Abuse

Adolescent Substance Use: America’s #1 Public Health Problem


National Institute of Drug Abuse

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Teachers and Other School Staff

The Samaritans of RI – Teachers’ Perspective Page
World Health Organization (PDF)


Suicide in Veterinary Medicine

VMD Today


VMD Today


National Institute of Health Resource Link
The National Women’s Health Information Center Link
RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Visit our SamaritansRI Youth Resources pages

New US Center for Disease Control Report (2013)

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics

NIMH Resource Links
Teen Suicide
Gay and Lesbian Teen Behavioral Health