Preventing Suicide is Possible

Suicide is a complex public health issue and requires coordination and cooperation among healthcare providers, individuals and family members, treatment services and other critical stakeholders. Scroll below to learn more about a few current suicide prevention measures we are taking to reduce the number of suicides and how you can do your part to help.

Seeking Help for Yourself or Someone Else

If you are worried about your thoughts or feelings, it’s important to reach out for help. There are many options when it comes to dealing with suicidal thoughts or feelings.

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Early Identification, Treatment, and Care of People With Mental Illness

Noticing symptoms of depression early and finding the right treatment option for depression, substance abuse, or other mental illnesses can help most people return to living mentally well.

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Responsible Media Reporting

How the media reports on suicide matters and can have a negative impact on vulnerable individuals already contemplating suicide. Contagion and copycat events can and have happened therefore media and online reporting should be informed by using best practice.

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Reducing Access to Means of Suicide

A mean refers to the method that a suicidal person uses to self-inflict injury or death. Countless studies have shown that reducing, restricting, or eliminating access to lethal methods can be a highly effective component of preventing suicide.

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