Suicide prevention

We Are All Needed To Prevent Suicides

Every day, 123 people take their own lives in the United States—that’s one every 11 minutes. Suicide is far too common, but it’s also preventable. Everyone working together is essential to suicide awareness and prevention.


Understand The Warning Signs of Suicide

Be on the lookout for the following signs of concern:

  • Talking about wanting to die or suicide
  • Increased drug or alcohol use
  • Anger
  • Feeling hopeless, desperate, trapped
  • No sense of purpose
  • Reckless behavior
  • Withdrawal
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Changes in sleep
  • Putting affairs in order
  • Giving away possessions
  • Sudden mood changes

If someone is showing any or a combination of the above behaviors, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988.

  • Anyone can dial 988 to be connected with a trained counselor to help themselves or others get the immediate help they need.
  • The call is always free and confidential.
  • You can also chat 24/7 with a counselor at
  • Veterans: press 1 at the prompt.
  • Ayuda En Español: Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, y no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda.

The Reality of Suicide


Nearly 20% of high school students report serious thoughts of suicide.

12.2 million

12.2 million adults have seriously thought about suicide.


48,183 people died by suicide in 2021 in the United States.

5 Simple Steps to Help Prevent Suicide

Think someone you know might be trying to harm themselves? Here are the 5 steps you should take immediately to get them help.

People having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way.

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