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I want to get educated
 
Learn more about suicide through the information provided on the pages listed under "Understanding Suicide." Knowing the risk factors and indicators of someone experiencing suicidal ideation is very important in intervention, as is knowing how to talk to the child (tips of how to do so can be found here). Equally important is knowing the protective factors and skills that can be instilled in children from a young age to teach them to cope with negative feelings before they turn into suicidal thoughts. For more information on how to instill these skills in children, visit our Protective Factors & Resiliency page.

Get trained: There are many different trainings available on the topic of suicide prevention. Detailed descriptions and information on a few of the trainings the YSA uses can be found on our Trainings page.

Curriculum: You can find information on some of the curricula that the YSA uses on our Materials page.

I want to get involved
 
YSA A great way to get involved with Suicide Prevention in our community is through the YSA. You can find more information regarding this organization and membership under Welcome to the YSA. Our meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday on the month. If you are interested in attending YSA Meetings and getting more involved with our organization, contact our chair at office@achoicetolive.org. 

AFSP The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national organization with local chapters. The Maryland AFSP chapter is based out of Washington D.C, and sponsors events through the entire state of Maryland. One of the most well-known events is The Out of the Darkness Walk. Anne Arundel County will be hosting the Annapolis walk on September 12 at the city dock; you can find more information here. For more information on how to volunteer with the local chapter, email RNewComb@agsp.org or call (646) 632-5189. 


I'm looking for resources
 
If you are an Anne Arundel County Public School System employee:
-Contact your own international administration as their are existing protocol in place to support/intervene with students experiencing suicidal ideation.

-Contact AACPS Student Services:
-Dr. Gayle Cicero, Director of Student Services
 (410)222-5322 | gcicero@aacps.org
-Nick Silvestri, NCSP, Resource School Psychologist
 (410) 222-5321x5285 | nsilvestri@aacps.org
-Lucia Martin, Coordinator of School Counseling
 (410) 222-5280x5282 | lrmartin@aacps.org
-Use the AACPS Student Safety Hotline: 1-877-676-9854


If you are an Anne Arundel Community College employee:
-Counseling Services (410) 777-7111

Anyone can utilize:
-Anne Arundel County Crisis Response Warmline  410-767-5522
-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
-infoAnneArundel (410) 222-7423

If you are in need of bi-lingual services:
        -Catholic Charities

I want to get involved
 
YSA A great way to get involved with Suicide Prevention in our community is through the YSA. You can find more information regarding this organization and membership under Welcome to the YSA. Our meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday on the month. If you are interested in attending YSA Meetings and getting more involved with our organization, contact our chair at office@achoicetolive.org.

AFSP The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national organization with local chapters. The Maryland AFSP chapter is based out of Washington D.C, and sponsors events through the entire state of Maryland. One of the most well-known events is The Out of the Darkness Walk. Anne Arundel County will be hosting the Annapolis walk on September 12 at the city dock; you can find more information here. For more information on how to volunteer with the local chapter, emailRNewComb@agsp.org or call (646) 632-5189. 

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