Shareable Resources on 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 47,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th 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. You can 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 informational graphics to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. You can share the text and image directly to your Facebook News Feed or Story by clicking on the button to the right of the graphic. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #shareNIMH in your social media posts! More ideas on how to use these education and awareness resources, visit our help page.
September is #SuicidePreventionMonth
Suicidal thoughts or actions are a sign of extreme distress, not a harmless bid for attention, and should not be ignored. Get help as soon as possible. Talk to your doctor. Start by visiting: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa #shareNIMH
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
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
¿Cómo puede marcar la diferencia en la prevención del suicidio? Aprende lo que debe hacer si cree que alguien podría estar en riesgo de hacerse daño. Lea estos 5 pasos que puede seguir para ayudar a alguien con dolor emocional: https://go.usa.gov/xyJAd #shareNIMH
Save the Number, Save a Life
Save the number, save a life. Add the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) to your phone now–it could save a life later. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24/7/365. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa for more info. #shareNIMH
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
Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your mental health. Start the conversation. Here are 5 tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health: https://go.usa.gov/xV3hH #shareNIMH
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
Spread the Word with these Social Media Messages
Share these messages directly to your Facebook or Twitter accounts by clicking the “Share on” links to the right of the text.
Share Our Facebook Live Event
Watch and like our Facebook Live on suicide prevention featuring NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and NIMH suicide prevention expert, Dr. Jane Pearson. You can also comment on the video, or share directly to your Facebook Timeline, News Feed, or Story.
Use Videos to Educate Others
Click the “Share” link to post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.
Suicide - How You Can Make a Difference: Know the facts about suicide, and what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm.
Suicide Prevention - Asking Helps Save Lives: Encourage others to reach out to those who may be at risk, and ask questions to help save lives.
Hope Through Early Prevention and Intervention: Share information on NIMH research efforts to identify at-risk individuals, help them improve quality of life, and prevent suicide attempts.