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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2023

Suicide is a heavy topic, and it often makes people feel unsure of how to react. It is a sensitive conversation for anyone affected, and it is an intimidating conversation for those who've never encountered the effects of suicide first-hand.

While conversations are of the utmost importance concerning mental health struggles, they aren't the only way to help. If discussing the topic is difficult for you, here are seventeen creative ways to contribute to a better world for those whose lives are in danger. As well as their family, friends, and loved ones.

If you’re in a crisis, please dial 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

List excerpt from this article by GoodGoodGood:

  1. Learn the warning signs of suicide.

  2. Learn the correct terminology.

  3. Learn the stats about suicide.

  4. Learn about effective ways to reduce suicide.

  5. Learn how to ask hard questions.

  6. Learn how to help someone struggling with suicide.

  7. Read quotes about suicide prevention.

  8. Make a donation.

  9. Volunteer at a crisis hotline (or text line).

  10. Join a community walk.

  11. Attend an event.

  12. Share resources on social media.

  13. Share your story.

  14. Wear mental health apparel.

  15. Put up a sign.

  16. Listen to mental health podcasts.

  17. Watch mental health documentaries.


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