Call or text: 988
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.
For those of us who have lost someone to suicide, we can feel a tremendous amount of survivor’s guilt, which is normal, but we cannot let it consume us. We need to find people we can trust to help us process everything, share our loved one’s story, and, when we are ready, help to educate ourselves and others on suicide prevention techniques.
Serving in the military can be stressful and traumatic, and our heroes may come home with both mental and physical wounds. The U.S. has recently made some progress to improve veteran mental health services, but we have still have a lot of work to make sure our military vets get help for the invisible wounds that mental health issues leave.
There is a strong relationship between substance misuse and suicide, and it’s not common forpeople to seek treatment for either. So what can we do about it? Addressing the myths around both conditions may help us be more prepared to support those who need it.
Americans spend a significant amount of time at work and with their co-workers; even people who work remotely spend ample time with co-workers on video calls. This means employees are in a unique position to recognize risk factors and red flags that may indicate someone is struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Learn 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. 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.Download
The construction industry has the second highest rate of suicide and is heavily impacted by stress, mental health issues, and substance misuse. Youturn Health offers comprehensive support to privately help employees, help destigmatize blue collar workers getting help, and save lives.Download
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.Download
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 healthDownload
Stress is a normal part of life, in fact more than 75% of adults say they feel some symptoms of stress. If left untreated though, stress can lead to major health problems and burnout. The resources on this page will help you manage stress and burnout and cope with the pressures of everyday life.View
Grief is a natural part of life when we lose someone we love, but it can be difficult to process, especially if there is trauma involved. The resources on this page will help you better understand what you’re feeling and how to process your emotions so you can cope better.View
One in 12 Americans has a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), but most people don’t reach out for help because of fear of stigma and the thought of abstinence. You don’t have to have SUD to assess your relationship with drugs and alcohol and you don’t have to wait until you hit “rock bottom” to make changes. Use the resources on this page to learn more about substance misuse, treatment, and recovery.View