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Shareable Resources 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 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.

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

How you can 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:

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

5 medidas que puede tomar para ayudar a una persona con dolor emocional: 1) Pregunte; 2) Manténgala a salvo; 3) Esté presente; 4) Ayúdela a establecer una conexión; 5) Manténgase comunicado.

¿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. 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 suicidepreventionlifeline.org or http://bit.ly/2GTBjkq for more info. #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. Add the Crisis Text Line to your phone now–it could save a life later. Text “HOME” to 741741 in the United States to be connected to a Crisis Counselor over text message. Visit www.crisistextline.org or http://bit.ly/2GTBjkq 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.

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

Signs that someone is thinking about suicide: 1) Talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame, being a burden to others. 2) Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live; extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage; unbearable emotional or physical pain. 3) Changing behavior, such as making a plan or researching ways to die,ithdrawing from friends, saying good bye, giving away important items, or making a will;  taking dangerous risks such as driving extremely fast; displaying extreme mood swings; eating or sleeping more or less; using drugs or alcohol more often.

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.

Suicide does not discriminate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk. Find help here: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa #shareNIMH

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. Learn more about suicide prevention: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa #shareNIMH

Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the US. Read this NIMH fact sheet, which can help you, a friend, or a family member learn about warning signs, risk factors, and suicide prevention: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGB #shareNIMH

Learn about what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm, and how you can make a difference in suicide prevention: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGa #shareNIMH

How common is suicide in children and teens? What are the risk factors and warnings signs of suicide? Download the free NIMH suicide prevention FAQs brochure: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGX #shareNIMH

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.