Experts agree that all of us can play a part in preventing suicides by learning about risk factors, warning signs, how to limit access to deadly means, and ways to respond. Watch our series of toolkit videos to learn more about suicide and ways you can help prevent it in your community.
Facing Suicide Toolkit Article #2 Seeing the Signs
Seeing the signs and acting with empathy can help save lives. Follow Fonda Bryant, a suicide reduction activist with lived experience who knows firsthand the important role friends and family can play in seeing the signs of suicide.
Facing Suicide Toolkit Article #3 Knowing How to Respond
While medical professionals and mental health practitioners can provide important ongoing support and treatment for people experiencing suicidal thoughts, friends and family members can also learn how to respond to emotional crises.
Prevention experts urge family and friends to remove deadly means, including guns, when someone in the household is in crisis. Learn more about why means matter and why experts agree that limiting access to deadly means is critical.
Suicide prevention experts agree that a critical factor in understanding and preventing suicide is hope. Across the United States, communities are learning about suicide prevention and taking steps to help friends and loved ones in crisis.