Prevent Suicide

Suicide is a complicated public health issue that calls for collaboration and coordination between medical professionals, patients and their families, as well as treatment centers and the local community. Suicide can be avoided. We can raise public awareness of this public health concern and provide them with the assistance they require if we all work together.

Here are six strategies for lowering the suicide rate:

Maintain Meaningful Social Connections

We live longer, healthier, and happier lives thanks to our social relationships. Even while some people believe that having more connections is better, the quality of our connections matters more. Make or keep relationships that are significant and of high caliber.

Know the Warning Signs

Multiple factors can contribute to suicide. People are more likely to commit suicide if they have conditions like substance abuse and untreated mental illness.

Identify Specific Mental Health Needs

Most people can resume living mentally healthy lives by recognizing the frequently concealed symptoms of mental disease early on and locating the best treatment choices for either substance abuse or mental illness.

Reducing Access to Lethal Means of Suicide

Means describes the technique a suicidal person use to harm or kill themself. According to studies, limiting or removing access to fatal techniques can be a useful strategy for reducing suicide.

Seek Help for Yourself or Someone Else

It's critical to get assistance if you're concerned about suicidal thoughts or feelings in yourself or another person. For those who are coping with suicide thoughts or feelings, there are numerous support options accessible.

Get Involved With T20MFL

Suicide prevention is a collective effort including everyone. Participate in or lead a fundraising effort or event, or join Spend 20 minutes on life. Find out how you can participate.

If you know someone who has indicated they are contemplating suicide, take them seriously. Encourage them to seek help from a mental health professional and don’t leave them alone.

If you or someone else is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to speak with a certified listener by calling 988 or by chatting online at 988lifeline.org

Are You or Someone You Know In Crisis?

You are not alone and help is available, dial the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline