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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is when people direct violence at themselves with the intent to end their lives and die because of their actions. A Suicide Attempt is when people harm themselves with the intent to end their lives but do not die because of their actions. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk for suicide. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable.

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Apps:
 

MY3 is an application for your smartphone that lets you define a plan to stay safe if you are feeling suicidal and customize a network of support to connect to.

 


Articles/Factsheets:

 

This factsheet provides an overview of suicide, risk factors, signs, and prevention.

This article provides tips and tools for how to cope with a death by suicide.

This article highlights the risk factors and warning signs of teen suicide and provides steps you can take to help prevent it.

This article details actions steps and ideas to assist in responding to potential suicide. 

This document details how to actively help someone who is thinking of suicide. It is provided in PDF and audio form in English, Arabic, French, Burmese, Hakha Chin, Karen, Nepali, and Swahili.

 

Videos:
 

This video discusses how to support a friend by asking if they are thinking about suicide. If affirmative, it further explores how to encourage them to get help or find crisis resources. *While the video focuses on talking to a friend, its tips are easily translatable to any trusting adult relationship.
 

The Bridge Between Suicide and Life (Video | Audio)
Sergeant Kevin Briggs talks about responding to people who are suicidal, giving them hope, and turning them around.

Transcriptions Available: Indonesian, German, English, Spanish, French, French (Canada), Galician, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian,Portugal), Romanian, Albanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Turkish, Czech, Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Armenian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Japanese, Korean


Websites:

 

This webpage details youth suicide warning signs, how to respond, and find help.