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Annotated Bibliography: Informative and supportive suicide websites

While many websites are extremely informative and supportive, some contain inaccurate or insensitive information. Reviewing websites is a good way to find out what clients might encounter if they choose to seek help on the Internet. It is critical to review the information and presentation of a site before recommending it to a client or client's family member. To complete this assignment, you will create a modified annotated bibliography
of websites (a list of sources or citations with a brief note [annotation] about each item listed).

Research and collect resources for individuals thinking of suicide, families struggling with the aftermath of suicide, or suicide prevention.

Write a brief description on each source that includes the following:

1. Targeted audience
2. Availability and type of information
3. Source recommendation: Why or why not?
4. Name, phone number, or website.

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AAMFT Therapy Topics: Suicidal Thoughts [AAMFT]. Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/imis15/content/consumer_updates/suicidal_thoughts.aspx
This is the website of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. It defines the issues surrounding the topic of suicide and helps family, friends and co-workers move towards a therapeutic solutions. One of the more useful sections of this site is the description of what to expect in therapy for someone dealing with suicidal ideation.

Ainsworth, M. (2012, April 27). Suicide: read this first [Metanoia.org]. Retrieved from http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
This is an excellent and comprehensive resource for individuals who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and are looking for information about how to handle their ideation and reach out. It offers resources for person to person or person to group contact and help and help for those who are not ready to go public and discuss their condition or situation.

Barrero, S. (2008, January 24). Preventing suicide: a resource for the family [National Institutes of Health]. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2246136/
A well crafted article from the Annals of General Psychology. It offers thoughtful and insightful information about ...

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The solution discusses a informative and supportive suicide website.