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 48,000 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.
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. NIMH encourages 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 education and awareness resources, visit our help page.
My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?
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
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’re in Crisis, Help is Available
If you’re in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://go.usa.gov/xftYC. #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
September is Suicide Prevention Month
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 PainDisponible en español
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
Tips for Talking with Your Health Care Provider about Your Mental HealthDisponible en español
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
Warning Signs of SuicideDisponible en español
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 “Copy Link” 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.
Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide: Hear from experts on the crisis of black youth suicide.