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Digital Shareables on Suicide Prevention

Everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. Use these resources to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. Use these resources to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Suicide is a major public health concern. More than 45,900 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 12th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable.  For more information on suicide prevention, visit our health topic page or download our brochures.

Help raise awareness by sharing resources that help others recognize the warning signs for suicide and know how to get help.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about suicide prevention. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Joyful person with raised arms at the beach with the message “Your mental health matters.”

Mental Health Matters

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Your mental health matters. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Good mental health helps you cope with stress and can improve your quality of life. Get tips and resources from NIMH to help take care of your mental health. https://go.usa.gov/xH5QU #shareNIMH

My Mental Health Infographic

My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

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Do you need help with your mental health? If you don't know where to start, this infographic may help guide you. https://go.usa.gov/xGfxz #shareNIMH

Two individuals holding hands. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

Let's Talk About Suicide Prevention

Help raise awareness about suicide prevention by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Everyone can play a role to help save lives. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xvWK6 #shareNIMH

If You are in Crisis Twitter

If You’re in Crisis, Help is Available

If you’re in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at any time to connect with a trained crisis counselor. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the U.S., call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org, or visit https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa. #shareNIMH

Save the Number Twitter

Save the Number, Save a Life

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Save the number, save a life. Add the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988) to your phone now—it could save a life later. Trained crisis counselors are available to talk 24/7/365. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa for more info. #shareNIMH

Illustration of text message thread: “My friend is with me, and she needs your help.” And the response: “I’m here, and I’m listening.”

Send a Text, Save a Life

Send a text, save a life. Add the Crisis Text Line to your phone now–it could save a life later. Text “HELLO” to 741741 in the United States to be connected to a Crisis Counselor over text message. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa for more info. #shareNIMH

Presents five steps for helping someone in emotional pain in order to prevent suicide: Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and Stay Connected.

5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain

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How can you make a difference in suicide prevention? Learn about what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm by reading these 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain:
https://go.usa.gov/xyxGc #shareNIMH

Presents five tips for talking to your health care provider: talk to your primary care provider, prepare ahead of your visit, bring a friend or relative, be honest, and ask questions. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/health.

Tips for Talking With a Health Care Provider About Your Mental Health

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Don’t wait for a health care provider to ask about your mental health. Start the conversation. Here are five tips to help prepare and guide you on talking to a health care provider about your mental health and getting the most out of your visit. https://go.usa.gov/xV3hH #shareNIMH

Presents behaviors and feelings that may be warnings signs that someone is thinking about suicide. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention.

Warning Signs of Suicide

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Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. For more information, visit https://go.usa.gov/xVCyZ #shareNIMH

Help for Mental Illnesses

Help for Mental Illnesses

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If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member: https://go.usa.gov/xyxfD. #shareNIMH

Use Videos to Educate Others

Click “Copy Link” link to post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.