Suicide Prevention

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens. If you or someone you know is considering suicide or showing any of the warning signs, get help NOW by calling 911. You may also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK – or – 1.800.273.8255 to speak with a professional who can help.

Everyone plays a role in preventing suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline shares resources for their #BeThe1To campaign including:

  • Be the one to ask.

  • Be the one to keep them safe.

  • Be the one to be there.

  • Be the one to help them connect.

  • Be the one to follow-up.

Learn how to #BeThe1To make a difference at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/participate.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center also shares prevention resources. Topics include:

  • Scope of the problem

  • Risk and protective factors

  • Warning signs

  • Reduce access to means

  • Life skills and resilience

  • Connectedness

  • Respond to crisis

  • Postvention

  • Finding and using data

  • Evidence-based prevention

In addition to these topics, they also share how the following populations are affected by suicide:

  • Racial/ethnic groups

  • Older adults

  • Adolescents

  • LGBT

  • Military/veterans

  • Men

 

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