Topic: Depression and Mental Illness, and also Self Help on getting through depression

Topic: Grief

PsychologyTools was set up in 2008 by Dr Matthew Whalley, a Clinical Psychologist working in the UK, as a way to develop and share materials useful to psychological therapists. Psychological therapy is about increasing wellbeing, and I'm interested in using the power of the internet as a tool to serve that purpose by disseminating psychological knowledge in new ways.

I originally set up the site to make sure that I always had access to key resources. It's heartening to know that other therapists are finding it helpful all over the world. Over time I've become more interested in developing materials which explain complex concepts as simply and clearly as possible, making the best use of design and typography that I can.

Many of the ideas here are not my own, and I gratefully acknowledge the therapists and researchers who have shared their insights with the world. I always try to cite the original source of any ideas (please let me know if I've missed a citation). Contributions to PsychologyTools are always welcomed: if you have created any materials that you would like to share please consider sending them in.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 75 local chapters with programs and events nationwide.


Reaches out to and supports people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our goal is to give survivors a place where they can be comfortable expressing themselves, a place to find support, comfort, resources and hope in a judgment-free environment.

Time heals all wounds is not necessarily true for survivors of suicide. Time is necessary for healing, but time is not enough. Shared feelings enrich and lead to growth and healing.


OUR MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SUICIDE JULY 20, 2008

TOO-BRUISED TO BE TOUCHED – ONE OF THE CAUSES OF SUICIDE AUGUST 16, 2009

OUR MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT SUICIDE JULY 8, 2012

STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND SUICIDE JULY 28, 2013

 SUICIDE – RECLAIMING THE MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONE JULY 21, 2014

Father Ron Rolheiser - Don't let the Catholic thing fool you, this is a Wise man who believes in a Beautiful, Loving God has has so many things he writes about that make you reflect on your life. I was pointed to him by a friend who goes to a non denominational church.

His writings on suicide were particularly helpful. Here are some of his columns on Suicide:

(Click year to read article)

Reading Recommendations by K.L.

Topic: Physical and Emotional Well Being

      Book recommendations  

Click on the book to be directed to Amazon Smile where you can order and support Jake's Hope.

(Click on logo to be directed to websites)

Our Mission: The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide.
We accomplish this mission by directing efforts to:
•  Advance Suicidology as a science; encouraging, developing and disseminating scholarly work in suicidology.
•  Encourage the development and application of strategies that reduce the incidence and prevalence of suicidal behaviors.
•  Compile, develop, evaluate and disseminate accurate information about suicidal behaviors to the public.
•  Foster the highest possible quality of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention to the public.
•  Publicize official AAS positions on issues of public policy relating to suicide.
•  Promote research and training in suicidology.

Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers.  In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.  Learn more about AAS's history.

The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention.

Websites - Many of these list other resources and information - some are locally based and some are meant to reach an international audience.  Many short articles - Easier to read than a book.  Hard to get through a lot of pages and go too deep after the shock of Suicide.​​

Click Father Ron Rolheiser's Photo to go to his website


STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND SUICIDE JULY 24, 2011

Jake's Hope

Topic: Spirituality

Topic: Suicide