Suicide Prevention Help Website Gets a Spring Facelift

April 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Fine artist, Kenneth Hemmerick, has visually updated his Suicide Prevention Help website that offers an one-stop resource for finding helpful suicide prevention information from around the world. (

Hemmerick states, "people who are thinking about suicide often do not think about how their suicide will impact the lives of their family, friends and associates. In providing this resource, I am giving the opportunity for one to realize that there is help available and that there are many skilled volunteers and professionals who are willing to listen with understanding. I am delighted to offer a new "look" to this valuable Internet resource."

The Web directory includes a listing of crisis centers, and information for groups at risk such as teens and young adults, the elderly, the military, law enforcement, First Nations, LGBT, the bullied, people suffering with addiction and more.

Also included in the directory are resources for survivors of suicide, and guides for people who are concerned about a loved one who may be suicidal.

Since July 2006, visitors to the site have come from:

Afganistan, Algeria, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'ivoire, Croatia (Hrvatska), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea-bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Nigeria, Non-Profit Organizations, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States, Uraguay, Viet Nam, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, US Commercial, the US Military, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

According the World Health Organization (WHO), suicide takes more lives than murder and war put together, and estimates fatalities could rise to 1.5 million by 2020.