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  • Suicide Prevention Tips

    Learn how YOU can help someone at risk for suicide today!

  • How You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

    All of us can do our part to prevent suicide. Reaching out means first paying attention and noticing when people are showing signs that they could be at risk, and second, taking the time to let people know we care.

  • The Warning Signs of Suicide

    Read about the warning signs of suicide and how you can identify if someone you know may be suicidal.

  • Busting the Myths About Suicide

    There are many commonly held beliefs about suicide that keep us from trying to help people at risk. Here are some of the typical misconceptions about suicide that are NOT true...

Taking an “all hands on deck” approach to suicide prevention can truly save lives. Learning the warning signs and helper tasks that can prevent a suicide equips us with powerful tools for assisting those at risk. Here you will find information on how to help someone who may be suicidal. Read about coping suggestions that the suicidal individual can follow to keep them on the side of choosing themselves and wanting to live. Become familiar with the do’s and don’ts of suicide prevention and the common misconceptions about suicide. Learn to identify the risk factors for suicide along with the actions to take to help a loved one “step back from the edge.”

Suicide in the Media

Recently, suicide has been in the spotlight as the focus of both a fictionalized mini-series about a high-school student and a non-fiction podcast about a middle-aged man from Alabama. Each of these very different, but deeply personalized, accounts of suicide ...

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5 Things We Can All Do to Help Stop Suicide

This year, taking the subject of suicide out of the shadows feels more urgent than ever. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control reported that the suicide rate in the United States increased by 24 percent in 15 years, ...

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I Want to Die

Each day thousands of people are tormented by the thought, I want to die. If you’ve been having thoughts like this, we want to let you know that you are not alone. Many of us have experienced suicidal thoughts at ...

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Saving Lives From Suicide

This year marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark. Since its opening in 1937, the bridge has ...

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Suicide: What Therapists Need to Know

A CE Webinar with Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. – The most common psychiatric emergency we face as clinicians is suicide. Seventy-one percent of psychotherapists report at least one client attempting, while 28 percent report having at least one client die by suicide. Suicide ...

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Learn the CPR of Suicide Prevention

Here you will find resources from Dr. Lisa Firestone’s September 11, 2014 Webinar “Learn the CPR of  Suicide Prevention.” The slides from the presentation, video clips, books, films and additional mentioned resources are all available here. Missed the Webinar? Watch now: See ...

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