Suicide Prevention Resources

If You or a Loved One Need Immediate Help

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or text: 988
Chat: https://988lifeline.org
Veterans Crisis Line: Text 838255 or chat here: https://988lifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 1-888-628-9454

Formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7, free, confidential support for anyone in need.

If the situation does not require immediate help, please check out the resources below to learn more about depression and suicidal ideation, tips to manage depression through positive psychology and movement, and details on how to support a loved one in crisis.

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Suicide Prevention: Risk Factors, Red Flags, and How to Get Help

Suicide Prevention: Risk Factors, Red Flags, an How to Get Help

This infographic details the risk factors that put someone at an increased risk for suicide and red flag behaviors that may indicate someone is dealing with suicidal thoughts. You’ll also find out where to get help for you or a loved one who is struggling. Know that asking someone if they are thinking about suicide does not make them more likely to follow through with plans for suicide.

Workplace Suicide Prevention: How to Make a Plan

Workplace Suicide Prevention: How to Make a Plan

We spend a lot of time at work, which means that managers and co-workers may be in a unique position to notice behavior changes or other risk factors for someone who needs emotional support. This infographic shares how employers can organize to foster a workplace environment that supports employee behavioral health.

The Impact of Stress, Substance Misuse, and Suicide on the Construction Industry

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The construction industry has the second highest suicide rate among major employment sectors. Several factors specific to construction likely contribute mental health concerns, including that toughness is valued, shame and fear of judgement, stigma around mental health, and managing chronic pain. Find out how pervasive the problem is how employers in the construction industry can help.

Suicide Prevention in Correctional Facilities

Suicide Prevention in Correctional Facilities: What to Watch For

While it’s not the job of Corrections Officers to address inmate mental health, it is unavoidable. Get risk factors, red flags, and stressors unique to a prison environment that may indicate an inmate is considering suicide. Also get next steps to take if you think an inmate is at risk.

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Dennis Gillan is a survivor of suicide loss-times two! Dennis lost both his older and younger brothers to suicide 11 years apart. Despite being grief-stricken, after some time, he began to speak openly about the loss of his brothers. He realized that by talking about them, lives could be changed and saved. Listen here as he bravely tells his story which led to some major life changes and the creation of Half a Sorrow Foundation. The goal is to improve mental health for individuals and organizations by promoting real conversations. Dennis speaks to organizations worldwide and is no doubt changing the way we talk about mental health and suicide.
Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker, and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap-filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and the nation’s first initiative for suicide prevention in the workplace, Working Minds.
Anne Moss Rogers is the author of Diary of a Broken Mind and Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. Anne Moss lost her 20-year-old son Charles to suicide after a long battle with anxiety, depression, and eventually, substance use disorder. Since then, she has made it her life’s mission to write and speak about mental health, suicide prevention, substance misuse, and finding hope after loss. Through her books, podcasts, presentations, and website, she is reducing stigma and giving parents and teachers actionable items that make a difference in the fight against suicide.
Leslie Weirich lost her son to suicide during his junior year at Wabash College. Austin was a star athlete and stellar student with no indication of suicidal ideation. Left with questions and an aching heart, Leslie embarked on a journey to go upstream and create a network of support for adolescents to build their resilience to life. She realizes that suicide is stigmatized and her hope is that by sharing Austin’s story she will get people talking and working toward a common goal of ending young adult suicide.

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